Surratt won the Parade National Player of the Year and Gatorade North Carolina Player of the Year Awards as a senior quarterback at East Lincoln High School, passing for 3,536 yards and 51 touchdowns to complete an ultra-productive career (16,593 yards, 229 total touchdowns). He suffered ligament damage in his left (non-throwing) arm in the playoffs his senior year, however, and redshirted his first year at UNC. He started seven games at quarterback in 2017 (107 of 183, 58.5 completion percentage, 1,342 yards, eight touchdowns, three interceptions in nine appearances), but appeared in only one game the following year (4 of 10, 40.0 completion percentage, 10 yards, three interceptions). With freshman Sam Howell taking over the reins of UNC's offense, Surratt made the switch to linebacker in the spring. All he did was finish as the runner-up for ACC Defensive Player of the Year and earn first-team all-conference honors after leading his squad with 115 tackles, 15 for loss, with 6.5 sacks, while also intercepting one pass and breaking up three others. While his brother Sage, a star receiver at Wake Forest, opted out of the 2020 season, Chazz started 11 games for UNC as a senior, garnering first-team All-ACC accolades with 91 tackles, 7.5 for loss, with six sacks, an interception and three pass breakups. He opted out of the team's bowl game and accepted an invitation to the Senior Bowl. -- by Chad Reuter
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