Javonte Williams is the latest North Carolina football player to opt out of the Orange Bowl matchup with Texas A&M. Williams will start to prepare for the 2021 NFL Draft.
Williams teamed up this season with Carter to form one of the best backfields in ACC history; the two combined for 2,385 rushing yards and 28 rushing touchdowns. During the 2020 season, Williams ran for 1,140 rushing yards (No. 3 ACC) and 19 touchdowns (No. 1 ACC). A physical inside runner, Williams averaged just under 7.3 yards per carry.
Breaking: UNC’s Javonte Williams announces he’ll be opting out of the Orange Bowl to prepare fo the 2021 NFL Draft. UNC said earlier this week that he’d be playing against Texas A&M. pic.twitter.com/bTNOCgJOZK
— Jared McMasters (@McMastersJ) December 26, 2020
While at UNC, Williams ran for 2,297 yards and 29 touchdowns.
North Carolina plays Texas A&M in the Orange Bowl on Jan. 2.