Despite the fact that Ryan Houston is sidelined with a broken shoulder blade, head coach Butch Davis is confident in his ability to be an every-down back for the Tar Heels. As for his recovery, the North Carolina medical staff says "he'll be back and ready to go for the season."
North Carolina running back Ryan Houston fractured his shoulder blade in last weekend's spring game, and will undergo surgery Thursday.
North Carolina running back Ryan Houston has been primarily a short-yardage specialist but after redshirting last season, he is expecting to be more of an every-down back.
After missing most of the season as part of the NCAA investigation, North Carolina may redshirt running back Ryan Houston. "The resolution is if we need him to win games, we're going to play him," coach Butch Davis said. "In the ideal situation we would like not to."
North Carolina announced Thursday night that running back Ryan Houston is cleared to play starting this week against Virginia.
North Carolina running back, and touchdown scorer extraordinaire Ryan Houston is down nine pounds since last season, and 37 pounds since arriving in Chapel Hill three seasons ago.
Running back Ryan Houston and the Tar Heel offense got back on track against Georgia Southern scoring 42 points. Houston scored on touchdown runs of one, one and seven yards to finish the touchdown vulturizing day with 56 yards and three scores.
North Carolina Tar Heels starting running back Shaun Draughn amassed 118 yards on 20 carries in a one-sided victory against The Citadel. However, junior wrecking ball Ryan Houston (6'2" 245lbs) put a damper on Draughn's fantasy day taking in runs of 3 yards and 5 yards for touchdowns. Houston finished the game with 45 yards rushing and two touchdowns on six carries.
Giving UNC their first winning season in seven years and putting them in the drivers seat in the ACC Coastal Division was big 6'2" 250lb sophomore running back Ryan Houston. Houston led the Heels to two fourth quarter scores to put the game out of reach for Georgia Tech, and finished the day with 74 yards and two scores on 13 carries.