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Inside Giants legend Lawrence Taylor's 1982 Thanksgiving feast
Lawrence Taylor was hurting. The man who would become the greatest player in NFL Giants history more than a decade later was also angry at...

Bill Belichick: Lawrence Taylor could tell who was blocking him by the fear in their eyes
Patriots coach Bill Belichick offered some fascinating insight into his old Giants linebacker Lawrence Taylor that may best encapsulate just how much L.T. affected opposing...

Lawrence Taylor Goes No. 1 Overall in The MMQB All-Time Draft
The MMQB enlisted 12 former NFL executives, players and writers to draft teams constructed of players from across the entire history of the NFL. When...

Top 50 College Football Players of the Past 50 Years
28. Lawrence Taylor LB, UNC, 1977-80: LT helped establish Tar Heel football during a dominant college career. Taylor, who didn’t start playing football until his...

University of North Carolina, city of Chapel Hill rooting hard for Mitchell Trubisky
No North Carolina football player has ever carried the distinction of being a No. 1 overall pick. Four UNC players have been drafted No. 2...

Lawrence Taylor surprises ailing kids at pediatric cancer gala
The Frances Foundation’s annual gala was just hours away, and Bob Heugle was making final preparations. Heugle, whose nonprofit has raised $1.5 million to help...

Bill Dooley remembered as the trench fighter who had a way with words
Bill Dooley's career coaching record was 162-125-5, with 10 bowl games in 26 seasons as a head coach. He coached Pro Football Hall of Famers...

Most Revered Name in Kenan Stadium History?
Charlie Justice was the most loved. Lawrence Taylor and Julius Peppers were the most feared. Dré Bly had the knack, Eric Ebron the smile and...

Where Are they Now: NFL wide receivers and running backs
The UNC football program has produced plenty of NFL superstars, including nine time pro bowler Julius Peppers and Pro Football Hall of Fame member Lawrence...

Lawrence Taylor helps Brooklyn Bar Association raise $45,000 for scholarships
The Brooklyn Bar Association's fourth annual Hon. Theodore T. Jones Jr. Memorial Golf Outing, held at the Colonia Country Club in New Jersey on Monday,...

25 Greatest Linebackers in NFL History
1. Lawrence Taylor: L.T. could hit like a freight train, but it was his finesse and high football IQ that helped him revolutionize the linebacker...

Lawrence Taylor named to "Super Bowl 50 Golden Team"
Giants great Lawrence Taylor is the franchise’s lone representative on the roster as he and fellow Hall of Famer Jack Ham of the 1970s Steelers...

Lawrence Taylor changed the game
Lawrence Taylor, who quickly ascended to a sobriquet — LT — became a behemoth the instant he walked onto an NFL gridiron, landing on the...

Julius Peppers passes Lawrence Taylor on NFL all-time sack list
Green Bay Packers outside linebacker Julius Peppers had his best game of the year in a 30-20 win over the Oakland Raiders on Sunday, finishing...

Video: Lawrence Taylor Led UNC To Last ACC Title in 1980
UNC's Lawrence Taylor helped lead the Tar Heels to their last ACC football title in 1980. The Tar Heels will face Clemson in Carolina's first...

Triangle teams in early position to make ACC title run
No Triangle team has won an ACC football championship since 1989 when Duke forged a tie for the title with Virginia. North Carolina has not...

Major Position Changes in College Football History
Lawrence Taylor, North Carolina (1977-80): L.T. was originally recruited as a defensive lineman and played at nose guard and middle linebacker his sophomore year. Then...

Where Are They Now? UNC Football Edition
After taking off their pads for the last time in Kenan Stadium, many Tar Heels continue their journey playing professionally. While not all experience the...

A look back at 1979 UNC football
Rarely does a team that finishes .500 in league play go down in history, but that's exactly the case with the '79 Heels. This was...

Lawrence Taylor at 56: ‘Hard to believe’ I’m still alive
Lawrence Taylor spawned a generation of kids and aspiring football players who wanted to wear No. 56 more than any other number, arguably more than...

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