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Where did the mascot nickname tar heel come from?

Answer:

1924 Vic Huggins, head cheerleader, decided that Carolina needed a mascot like N.C. State's Wolf and Georgia's Bulldog. Jack Merrit, known to his fans as the "Battering Ram," was a popular member of UNC's football team. More?

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North Carolina Tar Heels Rameses (mascot) Mascot Georgia Bulldogs football University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill North Carolina Tar Heels football Bulldog Vic Huggins Jack Merrit head cheerleader Georgia Bulldog Mascot North Carolina Tar Heels Tar Heel Battering ram Sports
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