It was reported last week that Brendon Felder was transferring from North Carolina to Pittsburgh due to health issues involving his grandparents.
Monday, UNC not only confirmed Felder’s departure, but also revealed three other Tar Heels who played in 2010 will not be a part of the program in 2011.
In their release, UNC announced that Felder as well as linebacker Herman Davidson will be transferring to other institutions this fall. The school confirmed that personal issues were the reason for the former transfer, although they didn’t divulge why the latter was moving on.
“Brendon’s family is going through some tough times,” said head coach Butch Davis in a statement. ”His grandmother is sick and he wanted to be closer to the family for support. I wish nothing but the best for Brendon and his family as they deal with this situation.”
Felder took a redshirt his true freshman season last year and will seek a waiver from the NCAA that would allow him to play immediately at Pitt. Davidson played in 13 games in 2010.
In addition to the twin transfers, UNC also announced that defensive lineman Jared McAdoo (pictured) has been dismissed from the program for violating unspecified team rules. McAdoo played in 12 games as a redshirt freshman in 2010.
And, finally, the school confirmed that linebacker Shane Mularkey has elected to discontinue playing football. Mularkey played in the first two games last year before undergoing season-ending shoulder surgery.