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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...

Lookback: Lawrence Taylor at UNC (video)
Since it's Super Bowl Sunday, it's time to look back at one of North Carolina's own Super Bowl champions and one of the best in...

Lawrence Taylor among top 20 NFL players of the 1980s
2) Lawrence Taylor: L.T. is one of two defensive players in league history to win The Associated Press NFL MVP award. Taylor played nine seasons...

Lawrence Taylor on Jonathan Martin: ‘If you are that sensitive...find another profession’
Lawrence Taylor doesn’t condone what Richie Incognito did in the explosive bullying case in Miami, but he said he would never accept Jonathan Martin back...

Just Because: Lawrence Taylor and a pair of yellow coach's shorts
If you've ever been asked the eternal question, "What exactly do you wear to a postgame Super Bowl interview after you've won the NFL title?"...

Bill Parcells: Don’t say I looked the other way on LT’s drug use
All these years later, Bill Parcells still gets angry at any suggestion that he looked the other way when the best player he ever coached,...

Lawrence Taylor Proud of His Hits on the Field, Regrets Pain He Caused Off It
In the debate about safety and football, Lawrence Taylor, the original L. T., lines up squarely on the side of old-time, old-school, rough-and-tumble football. Taylor,...

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