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Troy adds North Carolina DL Junior Gnonkonde as grad transfer
Less than a week before the start of summer camp, Troy has made a Power Five addition to its roster. Monday afternoon, the Trojans announced...

Former UNC Defensive End Junior Gnonkonde Arrested on DWI Charge
Bouhu “Junior” Gnonkonde was arrested for driving while impaired early Wednesday morning, according to Chapel Hill Police. Gnonkonde has played defensive end for UNC since...

UNC DE Junior Gnonkonde Moving On
Defensive end Junior Gnonkonde will not play his senior season at UNC, Larry Fedora confirmed on Tuesday. “He graduates in May and won’t be with...

Spring Football Preview - Storylines Part 2
UNC's run defense can be cited as the one major weakness for the Tar Heels in 2015. According to reports, defensive end Junior Gnonkonde will...

Junior Gnonkonde Named ACC Defensive Lineman of the Week
Junior Gnonkonde's big night versus Wake Forest has earned him a little love from the ACC. Gnonkonde recorded two sacks, both coming in a span...

The Good, Bad, and Ugly Report: Wake Forest
Junior Gnonkonde picked right up where he left off against Georgia Tech with a team-high nine tackles and two sacks. The defensive line has been...

Junior Gnonkonde not one to give up on
In just four years, Junior Gnonkonde has gone from being rejected by his dream school to becoming an impact player on the North Carolina defense...

Junior Gnonkonde’s journey from Africa to UNC includes storybook moment at Georgia Tech
Junior Gnonkonde, a junior defensive end at UNC, had grown up in Abidjan, the largest city in the African nation of Ivory Coast. He left...

No weight too heavy for defensive end Junior Gnonkonde
It’s August 2008, and a plane lands in San Francisco. A boy gets out, stretches. It’s a long flight from Abidjan, a big city in...

Chizik, Schoettmer talk defense
Is there anyone on the defensive line who has really stepped up during training camp? Jeff Schoettmer: "Yeah for sure, Junior Gnonkonde, Nazair Jones, Jeremiah...

2015 Football Preview: Defensive Line
If UNC is to improve along the defensive line, they will have to do it with a deep but inexperienced group of players. Jessie Rogers...

Junior Gnonkonde’s Journey
Junior Gnonkonde is driven to seize opportunities that seemed far-fetched when he arrived in the United States six years ago without any knowledge of English...

Checking In With Junior Gnonkonde
Junior Gnonkonde isn’t your typical college football player. He’s billed from Lakeland, Ga., but that’s only part of the story. Gnonkonde came to the United...

Thursday UNC Football Practice Notes
Wearing red jerseys and not practicing: Fr OT Shchuyler Coleman, DE Junior Gnonkonde, RB Charles Brunson, So. WR Dalton Stogner, OL Arian Smith, two players...

ACC wild cards: Coastal Division
North Carolina: DT Greg Webb - Last year’s struggles underscore the need for younger defensive line talent to emerge. Webb could be the centerpiece. An...

ACC preseason position preview: Defensive line
North Carolina ranked last in rushing defense, so there is no doubt this group has to make major improvements up front. Among the ends, only...

Spring football preview capsules: ACC Coastal
Defensive line questions. Kareem Martin and Tim Jackson are both gone, leaving big holes in the North Carolina front. Martin ended up notching 21.5 tackles...

Wednesday Larry Fedora Quotes
Can you give an update on Nathan Staub and Junior Gnonkonde? "Yeah, Staub is playing at the Mike linebacker. Junior is playing at the defensive...

Junior Gnonkonde Ruled Eligible
North Carolina freshman Junior Gnonkonde has cleared his final hurdle to became academically eligible to play at North Carolina this fall. “Junior is qualified and...

DE Junior Gnonkonde waiting on clearance from NCAA
Junior Gnonkonde, the ex-Georgia Tech football commitment, is awaiting NCAA clearance before he can enroll at North Carolina this summer. “There is an issue with...

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