|1980 North Carolina Tar Heels football|
|Bluebonnet Bowl, W 16-7 vs. Texas|
|Conference||Atlantic Coast Conference|
|1980 record||11-1-0 (6-0-0 ACC)|
|Head coach||Dick Crum|
Lawrence Taylor had 16 sacks in his final year for the Tar Heels, and set numerous defensive records. His awards included All-America and Atlantic Coast Conference Player of the Year honors in 1980.
The Tar Heels finished the regular season with an 11-1-0 record.
|Game||Date||Opponent||Result||Tar Heels points||Opponents||Record|
|2||Sept 13||@ Texas Tech||Win||9||3||2-0|
|4||Oct. 4||Georgia Tech||Win||33||0||4-0|
|5||Oct 11||@ Wake Forest||Win||27||9||5-0|
|6||Oct 18||North Carolina State||Win||28||8||6-0|
|7||Oct 25||East Carolina||Win||31||3||7-0|
|8||Nov 1||@ Oklahoma||Loss||7||41||7-1|
|9||Nov 8||@ Clemson||Win||24||19||8-1|
The following players were drafted into professional football following the season.
|Lawrence Taylor||Linebacker||1||2||New York Giants|
|Donnell Thompson||Defensive Tackle||1||18||Baltimore Colts|
|Rick Donnalley||Center||3||73||Pittsburgh Steelers|
|Amos Lawrence||Running Back||4||103||San Diego Chargers|
|Ron Wooten||Guard||6||157||New England Patriots|
|Harry Standback||Defensive Tackle||6||164||Atlanta Falcons|