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Video: UNC Football, Mitch Trubisky Preparing For Coastal Title Defense
Mitch Trubisky is now the starting QB for the Tar Heels as they embark upon their 2016 campaign. Ryan Switzer and Des Lawrence lead a...

ACC post-spring position rankings: Secondary
5. North Carolina: The Tar Heels had the No. 3 pass defense in the ACC last season under first-year assistant Charlton Warren, another sign of...

By the numbers: Debating the ACC's best cornerbacks
Des Lawrence is another interesting case. He was targeted 49 times and didn’t allow a touchdown. He also picked off two passes and broke up...

Early bowl look: Russell Athletic Bowl -- UNC-Baylor
Matchup to watch: As a second-team selection, cornerback Des Lawrence was the only UNC defender to earn first- or second-team All-ACC honors. He'll likely be...

UNC vs. Clemson Preview
UNC's defensive line will tasked with preventing Clemson quarterback Deshaun Watson from scrambling. Cornerbacks M.J. Stewart and Des Lawrence will be essential in containing the...

Recruiting Storylines: UNC vs NCSU
North Carolina and NC State will meet on the gridiron for the 105th time on Saturday. On the recruiting trail, the rivals have crossed paths...

Exit Sandman, enter a new Coastal champ
The Tar Heels’ defense took center stage in Saturday’s Coastal Division clinching win at Virginia Tech. LB Shakeel Rashad had 15 tackles, DT Nazair Jones...

Lawrence, Stewart form the swat team for UNC football
This season, only three defensive backs in college football have 10 or more pass break-ups against Power 5 opponents. Two of them reside in the...

Des Lawrence: "This is a new team and a new era"
UNC cornerback Des Lawrence following UNC's win over Duke: "We are trying to show people that this is a new team and a new era...

Des Lawrence discusses DBs, direspect
UNC defensive back Des Lawrence on the effect of former DB Brian Walker leaving the team: "He is like our brother. He is always going...

Best Moments of Brian Walker's Career as a Tar Heel
Walker had mostly been used as a nickel corner this season, having been overtaken on the depth chart by MJ Stewart, Des Lawrence, Malik Simmons...

ICTV: Des Lawrence, UNC DBs Getting Rude
The UNC secondary is starting to live up to its "Rude Boys" moniker. With first place on the line against Pittsburgh on Thursday night, UNC's...

Five Thoughts on UNC's 26-19 Win Over Pittsburgh
A year ago the UNC pass defense was much maligned. That's no longer the case thanks in part to the play of cornerbacks Des Lawrence...

Video: UNC Secondary Comes Up Big vs. Pitt
Des Lawrence (7 tackles, 4 PBU, TFL) and M.J. Stewart (3 PBU, sack) lead the Tar Heel secondary to a standout performance against Pittsburgh on...

Shift in UNC's DB depth chart
Junior Des Lawrence will continue starting at safety and it's likely that junior Brian Walker and senior Malik Simmons will see time at the other...

Video: UNC Football Weekly Press Conference Recap - Delaware
North Carolina coach Larry Fedora, quarterback Marquise Williams, and cornerback Des Lawrence reflect on last week's win over Illinois and preparing for the Delaware Blue...

Even coach Larry Fedora likes Tar Heels' effort in win over Illinois
When the game is going on, UNC coach Larry Fedora usually prefers to keep his gruff exterior intact. If you make a good play, don't...

Video: UNC Defensive Players Post-Illinois Interviews
UNC cornerbacks Des Lawrence and M.J. Stewart discuss the Tar Heels' defensive performance in the 48-14 win over Illinois on September 19th, 2015...

Cornerback Depth Paying Dividends
UNC’s cornerbacks are primed to make amends for their miscues in recent years with experienced depth and a new approach. Four cornerbacks have starting experience,...

Video: Defensive Players & Coaches Thursday Post Practice Interviews
Defensive line coach Tray Scott, linebacker Cayson Collins and cornerback Des Lawrence talk on the nuances of the team's new defense on August 20, 2015...

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