Aug 29, 2013; Columbia, SC, USA; North Carolina Tar Heels tight end Jack Tabb (80) makes a reception as South Carolina Gamecocks linebacker Sharrod Golightly (9) attempts the tackle in the second quarter at Williams-Brice Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Blake-USA TODAY Sports

North Carolina Tar Heels Jack Tabb suspended for one half


The North Carolina Tar Heels’ frustrations continue to mount. In the preseason, the Tar Heels were a popular pick to win the Atlantic Coast Conference’s Coastal division and appeared to have the talent to do so.

However, after losses to the South Carolina Gamecocks,  Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets, East Carolina Pirates and Virginia Tech Hokies, the Tar Heels are off to a 1-4 start and will struggle to make a bowl game.

The Tar Heels frustration culminated with a punch thrown by linebacker/tight end Jack Tabb at the end of Saturday’s 27-17 loss to the Hokies. Tabb, who not only plays on both sides of the ball, but also on special teams, is the Tar Heel’s most versatile player. The 6’4, 240 lb. junior punched a Hokies player in the head during  a kick return in the last four minutes of the game.

Per ACC rules, Tabb must sit out the first half of the next game for fighting, team spokesman Kevin Best announced Monday.

Tabb, who just returned from a two-game suspension for violating team rules, has three receptions for 50 yards this season.

The Tar Heels will host the unbeaten Miami Hurricanes on Thursday, October 17.

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