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Dreaming of Tar Heels

By the time Carolina Panthers rookie safety Nate Salley reached the ninth grade in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., he had talked his parents into letting him paint his bedroom Carolina blue. Not Carolina Panthers blue -- North Carolina Tar Heels blue. It seems Salley had an uncle attend St. Augustine's and the family made the trip to Raleigh to see him graduate. "That's when I first started having the dream that I wanted to be a Tar Heel," Salley said. "From then on, I started loving the Tar Heels and I wanted to play basketball for them." (The State)

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