Chapel Hill, N.C. - Defensive back Brendon Felder will transfer from the University of North Carolina football program due tofamily issues, head coach Butch Davis announced Monday.
A native of Monroeville, Pa., Felder redshirted as a freshman last year.
"Brendon's family is going through some tough times," said Davis. "His grandmother is sick and he wanted to be closer to the family for support."
"I wish nothing but thebest for Brendon and his family as they deal with this situation."
Linebacker Herman Davidson also will transfer to another institution this fall.
Davidson played primarily in a reserve role at linebacker in 13 games last year.
Davis also announced that defensive lineman Jared McAdoo has been dismissed from the program for violating team rules.
McAdoo played in 12 games as a redshirt freshman in 2010.
In addition, linebacker Shane Mularkey has elected to discontinue playing football.
Mularkey played in the first two games last year before undergoing season-ending shoulder surgery.