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Ranking the ACC's Top 40 Players for 2016
North Carolina: 8. Elijah Hood, RB, Hood possesses a good blend of size, speed and power and emerged as one of the nation’s top...

M.J. Stewart Q&A (Part 2)
Part two of CarolinaBlue's conversation with North Carolina junior cornerback M.J. Stewart at the Tar Heels' media day. Stewart, who is one part of the...

M.J. Stewart Named All-American by Pro Football Focus
Slot cornerback: M.J. Stewart, North Carolina: Stewart broke out last season, finishing with the nation’s sixth-best coverage grade while allowing opposing quarterbacks a passer rating...

M.J. Stewart Q&A (Part 1)
CarolinaBlue spoke with UNC junior cornerback M.J. Stewart. Stewart discussed defensive leaders, the new standard for UNC, and the defense being overlooked. Who are the...

New heart of UNC defense is in its secondary
Larry Fedora is looking to the back of his defense to set the tone this season, where seniors Des Lawrence and Dominique Green have taken...

ICTV: M.J. Stewart Interview
The 2015 All-ACC second team member (ACSMA) and All-ACC honorable mention (Coaches) M.J. Stewart finished last season with 18 passes defended, 14 pass breakups, 62...

UNC could have the best corner duo in the nation
Overlooked in North Carolina’s 11-win season was the performance of the Tar Heels’ secondary. The corners, in particular, are incredibly talented. Senior Des Lawrence and...

Top 100 ACC Football Players
A list of the 100 best players in the ACC this coming season, according to the website Southern Pigskin. Players from UNC: 96. Mack Hollins,...

The ACC's 15 Most Underrated Football Players for 2016
Des Lawrence/M.J. Stewart, CB, North Carolina: Both Lawrence and Stewart earned a mention on the ACC’s all-conference team last season, but these two players deserve...

UNC secondary could be one of the best in the ACC
North Carolina junior cornerback M.J. Stewart tied for the ACC lead in passes defended with 18 last season, earning second-team all-conference honors. His four interceptions...

The 101 best players in college football
41. M.J. Stewart, CB, UNC: A PFF College First Team All-American last year as a slot corner, Stewart is coming off an outstanding 2015 season...

Tar Heels Help Kick Off Summer Reading Program
Student-athletes at the UNC dedicate their summer to more than just summer school and training. On June 10, nearly 20 Tar Heels participated in the...

M.J. Stewart Named to Lott Award Watch List
Forty-two of the top defensive players in the country have been nominated for the 2016 Lott IMPACT Trophy, it was announced Wednesday at a luncheon...

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...

UNC's Stewart, Hughes admit guilt in October assault
UNC junior cornerback M.J. Stewart and former cornerback Michael Hughes each admitted guilt Monday to an assault charge stemming from an incident at a Franklin...

UNC football continues to make recruiting inroads in Northern Virginia, Maryland under Larry Fedora
In Fedora’s four recruiting classes since he took over in Chapel Hill in 2012, North Carolina has signed 10 Washington, D.C. area players. Virginia and...

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...

Turner Named First-Team All-America By Phil Steele
North Carolina senior guard Landon Turner was named a first-team All-America by Phil Steele and 10 Tar Heels were named to his All-ACC team. Earning...

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...

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...

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