UNC defensive tackle Greg Elleby tore the ACL and MCL in his left knee in Carolina’s 42-17 win against East Carolina on Saturday, and will miss the remainder of the season, the school announced Monday. Elleby will undergo surgery at UNC Hospitals in the next few weeks.
Elleby, a senior, played defensive end in 2007 and 2008. He moved to offensive guard in 2009, earning four starts. He began the 2010 season at guard, but switched to defensive tackle after the LSU game. He played in each of the past three games at defensive tackle and had one tackle.
“Greg is a great kid and did everything we ever asked of him, whether that meant he played as a starter, a backup or whether he was on the offensive line or the defensive line,” coach Butch Davis said in a prepared statement. “He did everything he could to make the team better.”