Dee Hardison​

Inducted: 2007
  • Native of Newton Grove, NC
  • First defensive player at the University of North Carolina to earn first-team All-America honors (1977) without being a two-way performer
  • Mainstay of the 1977 Tar Heel defense that allowed just 10 touchdowns in 11 games and led the country in scoring defense (7.4 points per game)
  • Enjoyed a 10-year career in the NFL with the Buffalo Bills, New York Giants, San Diego Chargers, and Kansas City Chiefs