UNC has cleared senior running back Shaun Draughn for Saturday's game against Georgia Tech, according to the depth chart released this morning.
Draughn, the team's leading rusher in 2008, is listed third on the depth chart for the GT game, behind Johnny White and Athony Elzy.
Draughn was one of 13 UNC players who missed the Sept. 4 loss to LSU because of the NCAA investigation into the program. He was the only player of the 13 cleared as of this morning.
UNC's running game could use the boost. The Heels rushed for 24 yards in a 30-24 loss to LSU on Sept. 4. Elzy led the team with 46 yards on 14 carries. White started the game but fumbled on the first possession of the game and finished with 29 yards on eight carries.
Last year, Draughn rushed for 567 yards in nine games before a shoulder injury cost him the final four games. He ran for a team-best 866 yards in 2008.
There is no update on the status of defensive tackle Marvin Austin, receiver Greg Little, defensive end Robert Quinn, defensive end Michael McAdoo, cornerback Kendric Burney, cornerback Charles Brown, safety Deunta Williams, running back Ryan Houston or any of the other suspended players.
UNC coach Butch Davis said Austin is still not practicing with the team but the other 11 players are.