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2001 North Carolina Tar Heels football
Peach Bowl champion
Peach Bowl, W 16–10 vs. Auburn
ConferenceAtlantic Coast Conference
2001 record8–5 (5–3 ACC)
Head coachJohn Bunting (1st season)
Offensive coordinatorGary Tranquill (1st season)
Defensive coordinatorJohn Tenuta (1st season)
Home stadiumKenan Memorial Stadium
(Capacity: 60,000)
Seasons
← 2000
2002 →
2001 ACC football standings
v · d · e Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
#11 Maryland   7 1         10 2  
#15 Florida State   6 2         8 4  
North Carolina   5 3         8 5  
#24 Georgia Tech   4 4         9 4  
Clemson   4 4         7 5  
NC State   4 4         7 5  
Wake Forest   3 5         6 5  
Virginia   3 5         5 7  
Duke   0 8         0 11  
† – BCS representative as champion
Rankings from AP Poll

The 2001 North Carolina Tar Heels football team represented the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill during the 2001 NCAA Division I-A football season. The Tar Heels played their home games at Kenan Memorial Stadium in Chapel Hill, North Carolina competed in the Atlantic Coast Conference, and was led by head coach John Bunting.

RosterEdit

2001 North Carolina Tar Heels football team roster
Players Coaches
Offense
Pos. # Name Class
WR 88 Aiken, SamSam Aiken Jr
QB 1 Curry, RonaldRonald Curry Sr
QB 4 Durant, DarianDarian Durant Fr
Defense
Pos. # Name Class
LB 41 Monk, QuincyQuincy Monk Sr
DE 49 Peppers, JuliusJulius Peppers Jr
DT 87 Sims, RyanRyan Sims Sr
LB 30 Thornton, DavidDavid Thornton Sr
Special teams
Pos. # Name Class
K 45 Reed, JeffJeff Reed Sr
Head coach
Coordinators/assistant coaches

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

Roster

Coaching staffEdit

Name Position

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Seasons in Position
John Bunting Head Coach 1st
Gunter Brewer Wide Receivers 2nd
Rod Broadway Defensive tackles 1st
Ken Browning Tight Ends / Recruiting Coordinator 8th
Jeff Connors Strength and Conditioning Coordinator 1st
John Tenuta Defensive Backs / Defensive Coordinator 1st
Robbie Caldwell Offensive Line 2nd
Dave Huxtable Linebackers 1st
Andre' Powell Running Backs 1st
Gary Tranquill Offensive Coordinator / Quarterbacks 1st
James Webster, Jr. Defensive Ends 1st

ScheduleEdit

DateTimeOpponentRankSiteTVResultAttendance
August 257:45 p.m.at No. 3 Oklahoma*ESPNL 27–4175,423
September 112:00 p.m.at MarylandABCL 7–2344,080
September 812:00 p.m.at No. 4 Texas*ABCL 14–4483,106
September 2212:00 p.m.No. 6 Florida StateABCW 41–953,000
September 2912:00 p.m.at NC StateJPSW 17–951,500
October 63:30 p.m.East Carolina*dagger
  • Kenan Memorial Stadium
  • Chapel Hill, NC
ESPN+W 24–2158,500
October 131:30 p.m.Virginia
W 30–2453,500
October 2012:00 p.m.at No. 13 ClemsonESPN2W 38–384,869
November 17:30 p.m.at No. 23 Georgia TechNo. 22ESPNL 21–2841,893
November 1012:00 p.m.Wake Forest
  • Kenan Memorial Stadium
  • Chapel Hill, NC (rivalry)
JPSL 31–3253,000
November 171:30 p.m.Duke
W 52–1752,000
December 11:30 p.m.SMU*
  • Kenan Memorial Stadium
  • Chapel Hill, NC
W 19–1045,500
December 317:30 p.m.vs. Auburn*ESPNW 16–1071,827
  • *Non-conference game
  • daggerHomecoming
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game
  • All times are in Eastern time

Team Players drafted in the NFLEdit

The following players were selected in the 2002 NFL Draft.

Player Position Round Pick Franchise
Julius Peppers Defensive end 12 Carolina Panthers
Ryan Sims Defensive tackle 1 6 Kansas City Chiefs
David Thornton Linebacker 4 106 Indianapolis Colts
Joey Evans Defensive end 7 219 Cincinnati Bengals
Ronald Curry Wide receiver 7235 Oakland Raiders
Quincy Monk Linebacker 7245 New York Giants
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ReferencesEdit

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