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1980 North Carolina Tar Heels football
ACC champion
Astro-Bluebonnet Bowl champion
ConferenceAtlantic Coast Conference
Ranking
CoachesNo. 9
APNo. 10
1980 record11–1 (6–0 ACC)
Head coachDick Crum (3rd season)
Seasons
← 1979
1981 →
1980 ACC football standings
v · d · e Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#10 North Carolina 6 0 0     11 1 0
Maryland 5 1 0     8 4 0
NC State 3 3 0     6 5 0
Clemson 2 4 0     6 5 0
Wake Forest 2 4 0     5 6 0
Virginia 2 4 0     4 7 0
Duke 1 5 0     2 9 0
† – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1980 North Carolina Tar Heels football team represented the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in the 1980 NCAA Division I-A football season.

Regular seasonEdit

Lawrence Taylor had 16 sacks in his final year for the Tar Heels,[1] and set numerous defensive records. His awards included All-America and Atlantic Coast Conference Player of the Year honors in 1980.

ScheduleEdit

DateTimeOpponentRankSiteTVResultAttendance
September 6Furman*No. 14W 35–13
September 13at Texas Tech*No. 15W 9–337,797
September 27No. 19 MarylandNo. 14
  • Kenan Memorial Stadium
  • Chapel Hill, NC
W 17–3
October 4Georgia Tech*No. 10
  • Kenan Memorial Stadium
  • Chapel Hill, NC
W 33–0
October 11at Wake ForestNo. 8W 27–937,411
October 18NC StateNo. 8
  • Kenan Memorial Stadium
  • Chapel Hill, NC (rivalry)
W 28–8
October 25East Carolina*No. 7
  • Kenan Memorial Stadium
  • Chapel Hill, NC
W 31–348,100
November 11:30 p.m.at No. 16 Oklahoma*No. 6ESPNL 7–4175,738
November 8at ClemsonNo. 14W 24–1962,288
November 15VirginiaNo. 15
W 26–3
November 22DukeNo. 15
W 44–21
December 317:00 p.m.vs. TexasNo. 13MizlouW 16–736,669
  • *Non-conference game
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game
  • All times are in Central time

RosterEdit

1980 North Carolina Tar Heels football team roster
Players Coaches
Offense
Pos. # Name Class
RB 1 Freeman, TravisTravis Freeman Sr
QB 14 Stankavage, ScottScott Stankavage Fr
WR 19 Richardson, JonJon Richardson Jr
RB 20 Lawrence, AmosAmos Lawrence Sr
C 51 Donnalley, RickRick Donnalley Sr
T 54 Drechsler, DaveDave Drechsler So
WR 85 McCormick, MikeMike McCormick Sr
Defense
Pos. # Name Class
LB 34 Davis, PaulPaul Davis Sr
DT 76 Thompson, DonnellDonnell Thompson Sr
OLB 84 Wilcher, MikeMike Wilcher So
LB 93 Daniels, CalvinCalvin Daniels Jr
LB 98 Taylor, LawrenceLawrence Taylor Sr
Special teams
Pos. # Name Class
Head coach
Coordinators/assistant coaches

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • (S) Suspended
  • (I) Ineligible
  • Cruz Roja.svg Injured
  • Redshirt.svg Redshirt

Roster

1981 NFL DraftEdit

The following players were drafted into professional football following the season.

Player Position Round Pick Franchise
Lawrence Taylor Linebacker 1 2 New York Giants
Donnell Thompson Defensive tackle 1 18 Baltimore Colts
Rick Donnalley Center 3 73 Pittsburgh Steelers
Amos Lawrence Running back 4 103 San Diego Chargers
Ron Wooten Guard 6 157 New England Patriots
Harry Standback Defensive tackle 6 164 Atlanta Falcons
[2]

Awards and honorsEdit

ReferencesEdit

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