Tuesday, November 11, 2008

'Drawn,' or 'Drone'? Heels' Draughn clears it up

CHAPEL HILL — North Carolina tailback Shaun Draughn can't really blame people for pronouncing his name incorrectly for the first two-thirds of the season.

After all, the sophomore was a reserve safety last year — meaning his name wasn't exactly announced on television all that often — and even he knows his name has more of a ring to it if you pronounce it as a rhyme.

But for the record, it's pronounced "Drone," not "Drawn."

"Everybody always says, 'That's a great name; it rhymes and it sounds cool,'" the Draughn said, laughing. "But no, it's DRONE."

-- Robbi Pickeral