From rushing 1,705 yards for 26 touchdowns his senior year of high school to chucking a touchdown pass as his team’s quarterback in the state championship, North Carolina sophomore running back Jordon Brown earned the reputation of a do-it-all player for Southern Durham High School.
But following former UNC running backs Elijah Hood and T.J. Logan will take more than versatility.
“We’re held to the same standard that those guys were, and they were veterans,” Brown said. “We’re younger guys, but we’re still held to the same standard.”
Brown is UNC’s best chance at establishing an aggressive running game in the coming season. And against Cal on Saturday, he has to make his debut as a college starter in a stadium accustomed to watching Hood plow through defenders and Logan rocket down the field.
“I see myself as a leader for the running back group,” Brown said, “and just a guy who can help other guys on the offense just get through practice, know their practice habits and work hard everyday.”
Of UNC’s top six rushers in the 2016 season, Brown…