UNC's Johnny White lost for season

Updated: November 7, 2010, 4:03 PM ET
By Heather Dinich | ESPN.com

North Carolina senior tailback Johnny White, the Tar Heels' leading rusher, fractured his right clavicle in the first half of the Tar Heels' 37-35 win at Florida State and will miss the rest of the season.

White was leading the team with 720 yards and was Carolina's third-leading receiver with 24 catches for 288 yards. He currently ranks fourth in the ACC in all-purpose yards with an average of 112 per game, and sixth in rushing with 80 per game.

White finished the year with 130 rushing attempts and a team-high seven touchdowns.

It's yet another blow to a team that has now lost a total of 31 scholarship players for at least one game this year -- 17 due to injuries and 14 connected to the NCAA's investigation into allegations of academic misconduct and athletes receiving improper benefits. Of those 31, 19 are defensive players.

On offense, the Tar Heels have now lost starting tight end Zack Pianalto for the season. Pianalto was leading the team in receptions and receiving yards when he fractured his right fibula in the win at Virginia.

Despite the depleted roster, North Carolina remains in the hunt for the Coastal Division title entering Saturday's home game against Virginia Tech.

Heather Dinich writes about the ACC for ESPN.com.