Just how good is UNC sophomore running back Omarion Hampton?
The Tar Heels still have four games remaining in the regular season, starting with a 12 p.m. ET home kickoff tomorrow against in-state, FCS opponent Campbell University. This should be a great opportunity for Carolina to hit reset and, if it dominates, possibly climb back into the AP Poll.
In those four games, Hampton has a golden chance to reach 1,000 yards in just his second collegiate season.
He currently sits at 923 yards and is fresh off his third straight, 100-yard output. Hampton’s yardage total puts him sixth in the nation, while his 10 rushing touchdowns scored ties him for fourth.
Omarion Hampton has had an amazing season so far! 🏈🐏 pic.twitter.com/42GlNxJXdJ
— Great Day Tar Heel (@GreatDayTarHeel) November 2, 2023
Hampton’s not too shabby of a receiver, either, as he’s one of eight Tar Heels to register 100 receiving yards. He’s the beneficiary of a Drake Maye-led offense that spreads around the football a lot.
Depending on how large of a lead Carolina builds tomorrow, Hampton will almost certainly reach 1,000 yards. The only instance I could see him missing the mark is if he breaks off a big run early, gets pulled for British Brooks and Maye only throws the ball from there on out.
If Hampton hits the 1K mark, he’d be the first Tar Heel to do so since Ty Chandler in 2021.