Jan 2, 2012
Chapel Hill, N.C. — North Carolina junior defensive end Donte Paige-Moss has notified the school of his intention to enter the NFL Draft, according to a UNC official.
Paige-Moss, who posted 29 tackles, two sacks and four tackles for loss in a backup role in 2011, tore the ACL in his right knee during the Independence Bowl last week.
The Jacksonville, N.C. native had his biggest year in 2010, starting 12 games and recording 49 tackles, 13.5 tackles for losses of 77 yards and 7.0 sacks.
Paige-Moss was a five-star recruit and All-American out of high school, but made headlines with a couple off-the-field issues during his freshman year. A month after enrolling in 2009, he was charged with misdemeanor simple assault following an altercation with a teammate, though the charge was dropped and he was disciplined internally. In the 2009 regular season finale against NC State, a post-game altercation led to him being suspended by then-head coach Butch Davis for the team's bowl game.
He entered 2011 on preseason watch lists for the Bednarik Award and the Nagurski Award -- both national honors presented to the nation's top defensive football player -- but sophomore Kareem Martin emerged from preseason camp atop the depth chart at his defensive end position.
Does anybody else think this is more about Fedora kicking him to the curb than it is his choice to go to the NFL?- Posted by GTHD15
Yep. Said it the other day about the value of the Independence Bowl, Fedora reviewed the tape, made a list, checked it twice, and told the naughty to move along and the nice that he looked forward to coaching them. The choices given to the naughty most likely include: quit, transfer, go to the NFL, or get your azz straightened out and the leash is awfully short. Met Fedora and some of the staff last night as well have read up on some of them. Energy, enthusiasm, motivated, and no BS will be tolerated.Does anybody else think this is more about Fedora kicking him to the curb than it is his choice to go to the NFL?- Posted by GTHD15
He'll be working at a car wash within a year.wow this guy really is a box of rocks. With a bum knee following a meidocre season he thinks anyone in the NFL is going to draft him. Wow.- Posted by Riddickfield
At least he will have his education to fall back on when his football career is over.