UNC senior tailback Shaun Draughn has been cleared to play Saturday against Georgia Tech. Draughn was held out of the LSU game while the University worked with the NCAA to determine his eligibility status.
This is a much-needed addition to UNC's depleted backfield, and comes at an opportune time for the Heels, as they prepare to face the Jackets in a game that will help determine the Coastal Division winner. Draughn hasn't fumbled since the bowl game in 2008. He was the starter before he fractured his left shoulder blade against Duke last year and missed the rest of the season. At the time, he was leading the Tar Heels with 692 all-purpose yards and an average of 76.9 yards per game.