Another defensive accolade for UNC, this time sophomore Robert Quinn who has been tearing it up all season:
DEFENSIVE LINEMAN – Robert Quinn, North Carolina, DE, So., 6-5, 270, Ladson, S.C. (Ft. Dorchester)
North Carolina sophomore defensive end Robert Quinn found his way into the Blue Devil backfield for three sacks, another 1.5 tackles for loss, and six quarterback hurries in the Tar Heels’ 19-6 win over Duke. Quinn had seven total tackles, a forced fumble, and a fourth-down pass break-up to lead the North Carolina defense in limiting Duke’s potent passing attack to 113 yards and giving up just 125 yards overall. Quinn is ranked fifth nationally with 15.5 tackles for loss and sixth with 10.0 sacks.
Quinn is a beast and the best defensive linemen in the ACC behind Georgia Tech's DeAndre Morgan. In fact, Quinn's 10 sacks is fifth most for one season in UNC history behind Lawrence Taylor(16), Julius Peppers(15), Greg Ellis(12.5) and Hilee Taylor(10.5). Getting your named mixed in there with Lawrence Taylor and Julius Peppers is high praise indeed. Oh, Quinn's only a sophomore. Be afraid ACC, be very afraid.