Monday, January 16, 2012

ACC grants Tar Heels' Barth a fifth year

CHAPEL HILL — Casey Barth, who played in three games before aggravating a groin injury and missing the rest of the season, has been granted an additional year of eligibility and will be able to play for North Carolina in 2012.

The ACC granted Barth his fifth year, according to a statement that UNC released.

Barth was limited in the Tar Heels’ first three games with the groin injury. Then he strained his groin in the first half of UNC’s game against Virginia on Sept. 17, and he didn’t play for the rest of the season.

Barth has made 51 of his 63 field goal attempts during his time at UNC, and has converted a school-record 82 consecutive extra points. His brother, Connor, kicked a school-record 54 field goals.

In 2010, Casey Barth received honorable mention All-ACC honors after making 19 of 22 field goal attempts, including a long of 49 yards.

-- Andrew Carter