Heck Drawing Praise

Inside Carolina
Posted Aug 7, 2014


CHAPEL HILL, N.C. – UNC head coach Larry Fedora and offensive line coach Chris Kapilovic have raved about right tackle Jon Heck’s physical transformation during the offseason.

Heck, who started all 13 games last season as a freshman, is currently listed at 6-foot-6, 300 pounds.

"It's amazing to see the transformation in Jon,” Fedora told Sports Illustrated on Wednesday. “Just listening to our strength coach, he said 'Jon Heck is a different kid.' It's amazing how he's transformed his body, his attitude, his work ethic, his grit - everything about him. I'm excited about seeing where he is this year."

Kapilovic also praised his starting right tackle following practice on Tuesday.

“He’s not even the same guy he was a year and a half ago,” Kapilovic said. “His strength has skyrocketed. He’s over a 300-pound cleaner now, a 400-pound bencher, and he wasn’t close to that. His running was really good. He’s in shape. His body has completely changed.”

Heck led the Tar Heels in penalties in 2013, so it would seem as though physical maturation should play a significant role in reducing the flag count and solidifying UNC’s right side.

 


Related Stories
ICTV: Fall Camp: Secondary
 -by InsideCarolina.com  Aug 7, 2014
Simmons Targeting Sacks
 -by InsideCarolina.com  Aug 7, 2014
Veteran Speed
 -by InsideCarolina.com  Aug 7, 2014

Inside Carolina's Official Online Store:
johnnytshirt.com


Get the Inside Carolina Magazine!
THIS MONTH

Summer
The glossy, monthly magazine includes top-notch features, analysis and fantastic photos.

CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFO ON THE IC MAG
NEXT MONTH

September

MAGAZINE COVERAGE
Subscribe today to the Inside Carolina Magazine, our glossy magazine publication covering Tar Heel sports!
Free Email Newsletter
Don't miss any news or features from InsideCarolina.com. Subscribe to our newsletter to have our newest articles emailed to you on a daily or weekly basis.
Click here for a list of all Team Newsletters.

Add Topics to My HotList
Get free email alerts with news about your favorite topics. Click link to add to My HotList.
Football > North Carolina
[View My HotList]