Former college basketball star’s younger brother named starting QB
The Maye family wrote another chapter in their UNC athletic history on Monday morning.
Drake Maye was named the Tar Heels starting quarterback earlier today. The redshirt freshman is the younger brother of former UNC men’s basketball player Luke Maye, who was a member of the Heels’ national championship team in 2016-17.
Drake and Luke’s father, Mark Maye, was also a football player at Chapel Hill, starting at QB for UNC in 1986-87.
Four-star prospect and former Alabama draftee Drake Maye played four games for the Heels last season while maintaining his redshirt status.
He saw his most extensive action against Wofford, completing 7 of 9 passes for 89 yards and a touchdown and rushing for 38 yards on four carries in the 34-14 win over the Terriers.
Maye also played in UNC’s Duke’s Mayo Bowl loss to South Carolina, going 0-for-1 while carrying the ball twice for 24 yards.
North Carolina will open its 2022 season this Saturday against Florida A&M. Kickoff is scheduled for 8:15 p.m. ET on the ACC network.