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January 9, 2012

UNC welcomes Knox, Rashad; Hanson graduates

Chapel Hill, N.C. - University of North Carolina head coach Larry Fedora welcomed two new student-athletes to the football program Monday, including linebacker Shakeel Rashad and tight end Terrance Knox.

Rashad is a 6-2, 220-pound prospect from Jacksonville, Fla., where he attended The Episcopal School.

He is listed as one of the top 50 players in Florida by The Gainesville Sun and is the No. 37 outside linebacker in the country by Rivals.com.

Knox comes to Chapel Hill from Concord, N.C., where he played tight end and defensive end for Concord High School.

He focused primarily on offense as a senior and caught 32 passes for 426 yards and seven touchdowns.

As a junior, he had 14 catches for 253 yards and eight touchdowns. Scout.com considers him the No. 30 tight end prospect in the nation.

In addition, quarterback Braden Hanson has graduated from the University of North Carolina and will transfer to the University of North Dakota for his final season of eligibility.

Hanson played in six games in 2011 as the backup to Bryn Renner. For the season, he was 9 of 16 for 185 yards. He also saw action in three games in 2009.







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