Ellerbe, hailing from Wadesboro, N.C., played in all 13 games in 2013 on defense and special teams. The 6-foot, 220-pounder finished the season with 28 tackles, 1.5 sacks and a blocked kick PAT at Virginia Tech. Ellerbe started two games last fall, but turned in his best performance in the 39-17 Belk Bowl victory over Cincinnati. In that win, the junior tallied five tackles and 1.5 sacks.
Knox, a Concord, N.C. native, enrolled at UNC in January 2012 and red-shirted the following fall. He was listed fourth on the depth chart at tight end in 2013.
Ellerbe celebrates recording a safety in the Belk Bowl