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The 2017 Freaks List: The top 40 workout warriors in college football
37. Cole Holcomb, LB, North Carolina: Holcomb had zero FBS scholarship offers out of high school and arrived in Chapel Hill at 185 pounds in...

Top 50 Countdown: No. 45 North Carolina Tar Heels
Despite personnel losses, there are still plenty of reasons to be optimistic about North Carolina’s chances this fall. The Tar Heels will get a boost...

Cayson Collins knows UNC's linebackers can improve
Carolina returns most of their linebacking corps that outperformed expectations last year. Underclassmen Cole Holcomb and Andre Smith led the team in tackles with 115...

Tuesday UNC Football Spring Practice Notes
UNC football coach Larry Fedora spoke to media after the Tar Heels' practice Tuesday. Fedora pointed out several players who have stepped up as leaders...

Holcomb, Stewart help lead UNC defense
If the Tar Heels are going to be successful against Stanford in this year's Sun Bowl on Friday, the play of linebacker Cole Holcomb and...

UNC's young linebackers finding ways to produce
The Tar Heels have talent at linebacker, but lack the experience they had last season. Two sophomores, Andre Smith and Cole Holcomb, lead the position...

Larry Fedora Live: Walk-On U
In Saturday’s 37-35 win over Florida State on Saturday, it was North Carolina’s former walk-ons who took the game into their hands. Place kicker Nick...

UNC's Cole Holcomb provides inspiration for under-recruited prospects
Cole Holcomb has some advice for all those high-school football players who might believe they have been overlooked, under-recruited or just flat-out ignored. If a...

Former walk-on Cole Holcomb of New Smyrna Beach helps Carolina upset FSU
Jack Holcomb was loving life as he waited for his son outside the visiting North Carolina locker room Saturday beneath the seats at Doak Campbell...

From lightweight to linebacker: Cole Holcomb's UNC journey
Cole Holcomb can't help but crack a smile when asked about how he wound up playing football for the Tar Heels. "I was going to...

Cole Holcomb on his first start and the physicality UNC needs
UNC junior linebacker Cole Holcomb had a productive game on Saturday against Georgia. Nine tackles. One for a loss. He played the whole game ---...

Cole Holcomb: From UNC football walk-on to starter
UNC fans may notice only a few new fresh faces on the defensive side of the ball this year for the Tar Heels. One of...

Cole Holcomb: The Road to a Scholarship
Many Tar Heels have started their careers as walk-on players and ended up with prominent roles, such as senior wide receiver Mack Hollins and NFL...

Cole Holcomb's trip from walk-on to starting LB
There were no college scholarship offers for Cole Holcomb, at least none worthy of remembrance years later. Throughout most of spring practice in 2015, Holcomb...

ICTV: Cole Holcomb Interview
Cole Holcomb joined the UNC football team prior to the 2014 season as a walk-on. In 2015 he played primarily on special teams but...

UNC LB Cole Holcomb's Climb from Walk-On to Ones
Most walk-ons spend years not knowing if their chance to shine will ever come. For UNC linebacker Cole Holcomb, his chance is now. The redshirt...

ICTV: Cole Holcomb Interview (Pt.2)
Cole Holcomb joined the UNC football team prior to the 2014 season as a walk-on from New Smyrna Beach, Florida. In 2016 he finds himself...

ICTV: Cole Holcomb Interview (Pt.1)
Cole Holcomb joined the UNC football team prior to the 2014 season as a walk-on from New Smyrna Beach, Florida. In 2015 he played...

Three players to watch on UNC football's defense in 2016
Here are three names on North Carolina's defensive side to keep an eye out for in the 2016 season. Defensive tackle Aaron Crawford, linebacker Cole...

Gene Chizik on UNC's Defensive Personnel for 2016
What does the early spring depth chart look like at linebacker? Gene Chizik: We’re going to start out with the guys who have been here...

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