Monday, January 9, 2012

UNC's Hanson graduates, heads to North Dakota

CHAPEL HILL — North Carolina quarterback Braden Hanson is transferring from the university and will play his final season at North Dakota, a UNC football team spokesman said on Monday.
Hanson graduated from UNC in December and he will be eligible to play immediately at North Dakota State, which won the 2011 FCS national championship.

Hanson arrived at UNC in 2008 after earning North Carolina Gatorade Player of the Year honors as a high school senior at Charlotte’s Latin High. Still, he spent the majority of his time with the Tar Heels on the sideline.

Hanson redshirted the 2008 season, played in three games in 2009 and none in 2010. As a backup to Bryn Renner in 2011, Hanson completed 9 of his 16 attempts for 185 yards for no touchdowns and one interception.

Hanson isn’t the only quarterback who has parted ways with the Tar Heels. Patton Robinette, a high school quarterback from Maryville (Tenn.) High, recently backed out of his verbal commitment to UNC.

Robinette has since verbally committed to Vanderbilt, according to The website ranks Robinette as a three-star prospect.

Bob Shoop, the brother of former North Carolina offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach John Shoop, is the defensive coordinator at Vanderbilt.

-- Andrew Carter


Anonymous said...

He is transferring to North Dakota, who went 8-3 last year, not NDSU, who won the national title. He will play right away at UND, who is entering its first season as a member of the Big Sky conference.

Welcome to UND Hanson!

Lawrence Tyler said...

These crazy young 'uns!! Larry Fedora is telling them all that nothing is going to come out of NCAA sanctions, since UNC slapped it's own wrist with giving up W's and a $50k fine. Why would they doubt what Butch Davis and the regime has to say?? Hopefully, these new recruits know that academics are not going to keep anyone from being eligible to get their diplomas before parting for the NFL.

Anonymous said...

"Charlotte’s Latin High"

No such school.

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John Neis said...

I dont know if I can believe any of this story when the reporter cant even get basic facts correct. I am going to assume UNC is Northern Colorado since he said North Carolina. I will also assume he is a DT and not a QB. Shoot lets also go with he is 45 years old and was held in guantanamo for 10 years and is a terrorist. I mean why stop at getting some facts wrong, just do everything wrong!!

bookmaker online said...

I think it was the best for him, unfortunately, it was not the best for UNC, I actually wanted him to stay, but I understand he had to go for his future