Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Heels' Merletti out for season

Matt Merletti, who was a key member of North Carolina's special teams and was competing for playing time at safety, tore the anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee during practice Tuesday afternoon, the school announced.

Merletti is out for the season. In 2008 he was a co-captain on special teams, an honor given to players based on a point system. He made 11 tackles last season and made two fumble recoveries - one in the end zone for a touchdown against Connecticut.

Ken Tysiac


Anonymous said...

Gosh Bless America!!! First our OL is torn to pieces and now this!

Anonymous said...

He was our best special teams player and a fan favorite. Our preseason is cursed. And I heard we lost yet another OL member yesterday.

Anonymous said...

Karma is a real *&*^&%$##%%^&&.