Anthony Ratliff-Williams cut his teeth as a dual-threat quarterback at national power Butler High School in Matthews, N.C., just outside of Charlotte. He was ranked by 247Sports as the 11th-best at his position in the class of 2015, but has settled in as a wide receiver and return specialist for the North Carolina Tar Heels.
Ratliff-Williams showcased his return abilities early in the Tar Heels’ game against Pitt on Thursday by bringing the opening kickoff back 98 yards for a touchdown. But his arm looked fairly strong in the second quarter with the Heels trailing the Panthers 17-14 with 4:36 left in the second quarter.
Check out this throw to Josh Cabrera for the go-ahead score:
And, as it turns out, Ratliff-Williams found himself in rather elite company after his touchdown pass:
North Carolina's Anthony Ratliff-Williams joins Penn State's Saquon Barkley as the only players with a passing TD and a kickoff return TD in the same game this season. pic.twitter.com/qRSuik58Kv
— ESPN Stats & Info (@ESPNStatsInfo) November 10, 2017
The Tar Heels would take a 24-17 lead into the locker room at halftime against the Panthers.
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