A.J. Blue becomes true UNC tailback and is now working with the Tar Heels’ first unit

Posted by Andy Durham on August 16, 2011 at 8:59 pm under College | Comments are off for this article

A.J. Blue, from North Gaston High School, and a very good HS quarterback, is now lining up in the backfield for the UNC Tar Heels as their #1 tailback, while Ryan Houston recovers from an injury and other Heels get their wheels fixed up….There have been a few transfers(Hunter Furr ECU transfurr), so now Blue has come through and do the do for for the “U” NC squad…..

A.J. Blue, no relation to Northeast Guilford cross country coach David Blue, has the ball and will hold on to it until Ryan Houston returns….

from Charlotte Observer.com…..

CHAPEL HILL – A month ago, North Carolina sophomore A.J. Blue wasn’t completely certain he’d be making the switch from quarterback to tailback.

Now, he’s running with the first team.

With redshirt freshman Giovani Bernard limited to noncontact drills this week after he suffered a non-displaced fracture to his left hand Saturday, and redshirt senior Ryan Houston still wearing a precautionary don’t-hit-me orange practice jersey after spring shoulder surgery, Blue is getting extra reps with the starters in practice as he continues to make his transition.

Off the field Blue has had a few problems:

In July, he pled guilty to a February charge of driving while impaired in Burlington and was sentenced to 12 months of unsupervised probation. Charges of resisting a public officer and having an open container were dismissed, according to court records. Disciplinary action by the team was handled internally by Butch Davis, a team spokesman said.

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