(Eds: With AP Photos.) By AARON BEARD AP Sports Writer Eric Ebron has the strength to block up front for North Carolina, the speed to sprint by defenders after the catch and the versatility to be an all-over-the-field threat. It's why coach Larry Fedora is pushing his tight end for a big season in the Tar Heels' no-huddle offense.
The 6-foot-4 junior set a program record for catches and yards receiving for a tight end last year. Now Fedora wants his preseason all-Atlantic Coast Conference pick aiming for more - a dozen touchdowns, in fact - in a season that begins with Thursday's trip to No. 6 South Carolina.
''How many tight ends in college football ever score 12 touchdowns?'' Ebron said. ''So in order to be different, you have to set goals that are different. To me, that's a goal that rarely anyone has accomplished and it'll separate me from others.''
Ebron started 11 games and finished with 40 catches for 625 yards and four touchdowns in 2012. He was the team's fourth-leading ...