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Home for the Holidays . . . 1947 UNC Football
Many old time-Tar Heel-fans, as well as coaches and players from 1947, have considered the ’47 team to be the best of the “Charlie Justice...

UNC Football All-America Art Weiner Passes Away
Art Weiner, former UNC football star and member of the College Football Hall of Fame, died Christmas evening at Moses H. Cone Memorial Hospital in...

Brewer: Special 50th Anniversary
Some of North Carolina's finest players will be on hand Saturday when the 1963 Gator Bowl team celebrates its 50th anniversary. The Tar Heels posted...

Tudor: For Tar Heels’ Bernard, a moment of Justice
Very few, if any, of the 62,000 people in Kenan Stadium on Saturday were around when Charlie “Choo Choo” Justice played football for North Carolina...

Video: 1949 Sugar Bowl, UNC vs Oklahoma
Methodical and safe was the way to describe Oklahomas 14-6 victory over North Carolina and renowned halfback Charlie Justice, also known as "Choo Choo", in...

Video: UNC Gridiron Glory
Historic North Carolina Tar Heel Football clips from the University archives (1934-1980), featuring such UNC all-time greats as Charlie Justice, Bob Lacey, Amos Lawrence, and...

From Fetzer To Finley: Norm Sper & The Victory Bell
Norm Sper was best known as the head cheerleader during the Charlie Justice era and the first UNC swimmer or diver to ever be named...

"Voice of the Tar Heels" conjures memories with Belmont trip
Woody Durham will resume a relationship with Gaston County next week that has long roots. They include his connection to two of biggest names in...

From Fetzer To Finley: Norm Sper--A Life Well Lived
Norm Sper's was a name that from time to time came up in the history of Carolina athletic lore. One of the most multi-faceted collegians...

Johnny White Back Home at RB
It was five long years ago that Johnny White broke Charlie "Choo-Choo" Justice’s rushing record at Asheville High School. The fifth-year senior’s career has taken...

Buck: "Football! Navy! War!"
I recently discovered my ignorance of some very interesting North Carolina-related football facts. For example, did you know Bear Bryant once coached in Chapel Hill,...

Recalling Charlie Justice's extraordinary career
North Carolina is playing in a bowl game Saturday, which seems like the time to recall the career of Charlie “Choo Choo” Justice, the best...

Extra Points Archives: Sleight of Hand
The glory days of the Wallace Wade-Bill Murray football regime of the mid-20th century had faded at Duke University by the late 1960s. Meanwhile in...

Golden Annivesary Of A Memorable Win
The Carolina-Duke football rivalry was one of the top football rivalries in the South during the first half of the last century. But, by end...

Flashback: 'Choo Choo' Justice An Electrifying Runner
No one will dispute that Charlie "Choo Choo" Justice earned his greatest fame on the gridiron at the University of North Carolina, where he became...

Charlie Justice Inducted Into Southern Conference Hall Of Fame
Former legendary Tar Heel halfback Charlie "Choo Choo" Justice was one of 10 student-athletes inducted today in the Southern Conference's first-ever Hall of Fame class...

The Mt. Rushmore of North Carolina football
Charlie "Choo-Choo" Justice -- He was a two-time runner-up for the Heisman Trophy, and led Carolina in rushing, passing and punting from 1946-1949. Justice led...

Charlie 'Choo Choo' Justice: Part 1
When I wrote about Dub Hord several weeks ago, I mentioned he was a teammate of Charlie "Choo Choo" Justice at Carolina in the late...

Charlie 'Choo Choo' Justice - Part 2
With Charlie Justice, Carolina moved to the big time. Kenan Stadium was expanded to 43,000 seats for the 1947 season. Magazines like Life and Saturday...

1960 Heels hope for the best against Irish
They're the only UNC team that has beaten Notre Dame. A lot of others came close -- there was the Joe Montana game in 1975...

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