North Carolina Tar Heels Best of 2023: Kaimon Rucker Lives Up to the Name

North Carolina Tar Heels Best of 2023 is highlighted by Kaimon Rucker living up to his nickname, 'The Butcher' as well as their QB Drake Maye/

In conjunction with our College Football’s Best series, highlighting the top plays, players, highlights, and moments from all 133 teams, we’re here to showcase the best the North Carolina Tar Heels have had to offer in 2023. Who has stood out? What units are turning heads?

And who from UNC is among the top mentions in our College Football’s Best series this season?

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North Carolina Tar Heels Best of 2023

At College Football Network, we watch every game. Every player. Every team. And our notebooks are chock full of top players, plays, highlights, and moments. Today, I’m emptying the notebook.

Below, find UNC’s noteworthy players, groupings, or units, all listed under a different category: good, great, grand, or wonderful. Every team across the country has put forth their best efforts in 2023, and through four weeks of action, those players deserve notoriety for what they’ve put forth this season.

Highlighting the best with a line from the one and only Chris Farley, welcome to this season’s Good, Great, Grand, Wonderful!

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Good: Omarion Hampton, RB

Breaking out this season yet again, Omarion Hampton leads the way with 383 yards on the ground and another 53 yards in the air. He’s scored seven touchdowns and proven to be a force with the ball in his hands once again for this offense.

Great: Alijah Huzzie, CB

With four pass breakups and two interceptions, Alijah Huzzie has slammed the door shut on multiple opponents this year. Huzzie leads the team in both metrics while also showcasing great instincts and ball-tracking skills.

Grand: Kaimon Rucker, EDGE

A dominant force off the edge, Kaimon Rucker has lived up to his nickname: The Butcher. Making mincemeat out of tackles this season, Rucker leads the team with four sacks and has proven unblockable at times, no matter how many linemen he is tasked with beating.

Wonderful: Drake Maye, QB

There isn’t much more to say about Drake Maye at this point as he’s diced up defenses and even thrown a touchdown with his left hand (he’s right-handed). Maye is seeing the field well and has clearly adjusted to the new offensive scheme just fine this season.

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