North Carolina senior offensive lineman Brennan Williams is one of a few Tar Heels whose participation will be limited in the preseason. PHOTO: Robert Willett
CHAPEL HILL — A couple of North Carolina football personnel notes to pass along on this Saturday from Chapel Hill, where the Tar Heels earlier today hosted their annual fan day and media day festivities.
First things first: UNC coach Larry Fedora announced that Fabby Desir, who started two games at linebacker a season ago, has left the team. Desir would have been a senior this season. He transferred to UNC before the 2011 season from Lackawanna College in Scranton, Pa.
Desir played in the first 11 games a season ago before suffering a groin injury in UNC’s loss at Virginia Tech. He didn’t play in the regular season finale against Duke, nor did he play in the Independence Bowl against Missouri. He finished last season with 15 tackles and one fumble recovery.
A couple of other tidbits:
--Fedora said freshman receiver Quinshad Davis has not yet been medically cleared to fully resume football activities. Davis battled an ankle injury that kept him out of the second half of the Shrine Bowl in December, but Fedora didn’t specify what’s ailing him now.
--Senior fullback Devon Ramsey, whose eligibility was restored by the NCAA after he fought to have his name cleared amid the NCAA investigation, is also awaiting medical clearance. In addition to all Ramsey has been through, he’s also attempting to come back from a knee injury.
--Fedora acknowledged that Brennan Williams, the senior offensive lineman, has also been limited at the start of practice while he continues to recover from the knee surgery that he underwent in the spring. Fedora didn’t seem concerned by Williams’ status.