38 He played hard and was a good football player. We offered him early and were excited when we signed him.” In his first-career start against Wake Forest University, Longhany recorded 13 tackles including 12 solo stops. In his first three seasons on the North Carolina defense, Longhany played in 35 of the 36 games, made 124 tackles, 80 solo stops Jeff Longhany was a standout football player at the University of North Carolina and had professional aspirations. During his career at Cape Fear High School near Fayetteville, N.C., Longhany played offense and defense, but defense was his specialty – he recorded nearly 250 tackles in his varsity football career. He was named to the North Carolina Shrine Bowl Team, was a member of Tom Lemming’s “All Mid-Atlantic Coast Team,” was a two-time all-region and all–conference selection and entered the University of North Carolina as a highly-heralded freshman. “He was a really good player - very highly recruited, and all the state schools wanted him,” former University of North Carolina football coach Carl Torbush said. “He had the athletic body you like because with his height you knew he could get bigger. Letterman Linebacker TURNED DRAG RACER BY ROB GOODMAN DRIVER SPOTLIGHT JeffLONGHANY