Da’Norris Searcy’s Collegiate Career

The founder of Da’Norris Searcy’s Youth Football Camp can tell you that you don’t have to be a pro to start living your dream. Da’Norris Searcy’s collegiate career in North Carolina paved the way for his professional career. Now he’s helping other kids to achieve the same success through his football camp, so they can go on to be star students too.

High School

Searcy attended Towers High School, where he was a two way standout at both defensive back and running back.

Considered only a two-star recruit by Rivals.com, Searcy had quite a lot of offers from top BCS schools including Florida, Virginia Tech and Ole Miss. However, he ultimately decided to attend North Carolina and play for the Tar Heels.


In 2007, he was one of 11 true freshmen to see action. He played in all 12 games primarily on special teams. In 2008, he played primarily on special teams and as a reserve safety. He played in all 13 games and finished the season with 25 tackles, two sacks, and three pass breakups. In 2009, he moved into the starting safety spot and also served as Carolina's starting punt returner. He finished the season with 35 tackles and had one interception, three pass breakups and returned seven kickoffs for an average of 23.1 yards. As a senior in 2010, he started nine of 10 games. He missed the first three games of the year while Carolina worked with the NCAA to determine his eligibility after violations, mostly receiving improper benefits committed by Searcy and other players part of the football program. He returned to the team and recorded 37 tackles, including two for losses, and a team-high 4 interceptions.