Saturday, August 29, 2009

UNC crowd cheers Sexton to victory

RALEIGH — It was difficult to tell what made former quarterback Cameron Sexton more emotional on Saturday: leading his new Catawba team to a 25-7 victory over St. Augustine's at Broughton High School, or having more than a dozen of his former North Carolina teammates there to congratulate him afterwards.

"It's real emotional for me,'' said Sexton, a part-time starter last season who transferred during the offseason because he knew a healthy T.J. Yates would start at Carolina this season. " You get calls all week, 'we're coming, we're coming, we're coming,' but you don't really know who's coming or not. And you walk in, and half the stands are just filled with my former teammates – even Coach [Butch] Davis' son is here. All the basketball guys could be doing whatever they want to be doing, but they're my best friends, and they showed up to support me. That's why I love them, I really do love them."

Sexton completed 23 of his 40 passes with an interception and two touchdowns – the final one a 39-yard bomb to Travis Landrum. He passed for 336 yards total.

After his interview session, the first ones to hug him were basketball players Marcus Ginyard (wearing a T-shirt that read "Sex- ton Sells"), Marc Cambell (wearing a No. 11 Carolina Sexton jersey), and Deon Thompson – followed by a plethora of football players, including Yates, Kendric Burney, Quan Sturdivant, Bobby Rome and Kyle Jolly.

— Robbi Pickeral

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

Dadgummit CAM, i KNEW Butch was holding you back last year-336 yards passing? WOW! I don't think Yates ever passed for that much in one game!

Anonymous said...

haha, it was against St. Augustine's in a game played at a high school you twit

Anonymous said...

If you don't like this guy and this story you are not human I don't care what color you root for and I would say that if it were a dook guy! In fact this Tar Heel will be pulling for Mike Paulus when he goes for Syracuse! Way to go Cam and way to support your man Heels! It si one thing to say "we are like family" and the real deal when you act like it!

Dax Zandt said...

Great story!

Anonymous said...

if you pull for Paulus then we don't want you as a Tarheel fan...please go away

Julie said...

Ive known Cam since he was in middle school and wow! Too see him grow and follow his dream and do this well is great! Ive always known cam was a great player and Im just so excited that he finally gets to show what his made of. Go CAM!

Anonymous said...

Greg Paulus, not Mike.
This Tar Heel will be pulling for him too. You gotta respect the guts to go out and attempt what he's doing. I'm sure he knows he's gonna get clobbered as Syracuse absolutely stinks.

Anonymous said...

that's 'Tar Heel' not 'tarheel' fan...so obviously you're not much of one to begin with...