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North Carolina's walk-ons become cult heroes

Updated: March 18, 2011, 11:57 AM ET
By Dave Wilson

North Carolina coach Roy Williams doesn't seem the type to haphazardly drop "Zoolander" references.

Or to give wacky nicknames to Tar Heels walk-ons, for that matter.

But then again, this year hasn't been business as usual for Williams. Since the end of last season, four players left or were dismissed from his team. That left the Tar Heels with an unprecedented six walk-ons to just eight scholarship players.

And those six players -- D.J. Johnston, ...

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