Nine Former Tar Heels Still in NFL Playoffs

My favorite site around this time of year, TarheelBlue.com us running a story about the nine former Tar Heels football players still in the playoffs. For a school who’s football program doesn’t really get a lot of respect, this is definitely something we should be shouting from the rooftops.

Ethan Albright, Washington
Ebenezer Ekuban, Denver
Willie Parker, Pittsburgh
Julius Peppers, Carolina
Jeff Reed, Pittsburgh
Dexter Reid, Indianapolis
Jeff Saturday, Indianapolis
David Thornton, Indianapolis
Greg Warren, Pittsburgh

Unless you’re a Broncos, Colts, or Steelers fan, the only name I’d expect you to recognize is none other than Julius Peppers – no doubt one of the top couple of defensive players in the league. It’ll be interesting to watch all the UNC alumni play this weekend.