Reports have surfaced that former Tar Heel great running back, Mike Voight has passed away from a heart attack. Voight played for North Carolina from 1973-76. He played briefly for the Houston Oilers in the NFL.

At Carolina, Voight had three consecutive seasons in which he rushed for over 1000 yards. He was truly one of the greatest backs in Tar Heel history along with the likes of Charlie Justice, Amos Lawrence, Leon Johnson and Don McCauley.

Mike Voight  Carolina Statistics 

Year     Rush Yds    Rec Yds       KR Yds              Total

1973       281               21              339                      641

1974      1033              26                49                     1108

1975      1250               9                 25                     1284

1976      1407              32                  0                     1439

Total     3971              88              413                     4472

 

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