- Associated Press - Thursday, December 30, 2010

NASHVILLE, TENN. (AP) - North Carolina safety Deunta Williams has broken his lower right leg making a tackle in the first quarter of the Music City Bowl.

The senior was hurt with 5:32 left in the first quarter Thursday night as he helped tackle Tennessee tight end Luke Stocker at the end of an 8-yard reception. Trainers almost immediately waved for a cart, and they placed Williams’ right leg into a brace before gently lifting him onto the back of the cart.

School officials say Williams is having further X-rays, and they expect to know more after the game.

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) _ North Carolina safety Deunta Williams has been carted off the field at the Music City Bowl after he hurt his lower right leg tackling Tennessee tight end Luke Stocker.

The senior was hurt with 5:32 left in the first quarter Thursday night as he helped tackle Stocker at the end of an 8-yard reception. Trainers almost immediately waved for a cart, and they placed Williams’ right leg into a brace before gently lifting him onto the back of the cart.

School officials say Williams is being taken for X-rays.