UNC tight end Eric Ebron earns 2nd team all-America nod

Dec. 12, 2013 @ 11:10 PM

North Carolina junior tight end Eric Ebron has been named a second-team All-America by the Walter Camp Football Foundation. The 124th Walter Camp team, the nation’s oldest All-America team, was announced Thursday on The Home Depot ESPN College Football Awards Show.

A native of Greensboro, Ebron led the Tar Heels with 55 catches for 895 yards and three touchdowns. He set the ACC single-season record for receiving yards by a tight end and set the single-season school record for receptions by a tight end.

The members of the 2013 All-America team, along with Player of the Year Jameis Winston and Coach of the Year David Cutcliffe (Duke), will be honored at the organization’s national awards banquet Jan. 11 at the Yale University Commons in New Haven.

In addition, the foundation will recognize three individuals — former Notre Dame and Washington Redskins quarterback Joe Theismann (Distinguished American), former Penn State and Oakland Raider standout lineman Matt Millen (Man of the Year) and former North Carolina All-American Ken Huff (Alumnus of the Year) — with major awards.