Former UNC athlete Talbott dead of cancer at 75

Former UNC athlete Talbott dead of cancer at 75
Danny Talbott, a two-sport athlete at the University of North Carolina and member of the North Carolina Sports Hall of Fame, has died after a long battle with cancer. He was 75.

ROCKY MOUNT, N.C. (AP) - Danny Talbott, a two-sport athlete at the University of North Carolina and member of the North Carolina Sports Hall of Fame, has died after a long battle with cancer. He was 75.

Media outlets report that Talbott died Sunday morning at his home in Rocky Mount.

Talbott played varsity baseball and football for the Tar Heels from 1963 to 1967 and was briefly a member of the freshman basketball team. As a quarterback, he won ACC Player of the Year honors.

UNC football coach Mack Brown and North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper were among those posting online condolences Sunday.

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