PINEHURST -- UNC tailback Ryan Houston, who had shoulder surgery after spring practice, will go non-contact when the Tar Heels open fall practice on August 5.
“In talking to Scott Trulock, our trainer, he’s not going to be available for contact until probably somewhere between the 10th and the 15th of August,’’ UNC football coach Butch Davis said. “And then obviously, we’re going to be extremely smart about what you bring him back to do; you don’t put him into a 70-play scrimmage the very first day. Let him get hit a little bit, and build his confidence back up. We fully expect at this time that he’ll be ready to go at the start of the season.”
Houston redshirted last season, after rushing for 713 yards and nine touchdowns in 2009.