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Recap: Former UNC Players in the NFL - Week Eight
Zach Brown (Washington Redskins) had 11 tackles in the Redskins 17-14 victory over the Seattle Seahawks. He also had one sack and three quarterback hits...

Nazair Jones got a notable interception (and a black eye) on first career snap
Seattle Seahawks rookie defensive tackle Nazair Jones didn't end up with the football from his interception of Aaron Rodgers on Sunday. He got a much...

UNC Players in the NFL: Week 1
The Tar Heels boast a plethora of talent in the NFL. Here are some of the highlights from week one around the league. Former UNC...

Rookie Nazair Jones earning his chances with Seahawks
Nazair Jones has been a primary option during the preseason in Seattle’s defensive tackle rotation. Jones’ profile is out of the ordinary for a strong,...

Nazair Jones’ journey from re-learning to walk to Seahawks’ summer surprise
Each day, Nazair Jones wakes up in his newly rented home near Seahawks headquarters. Though it’s early he’s not tired. Not even with this being...

Seahawks “Have Very High Hopes” For Rookie Nazair Jones
Nazair Jones looked across the field at the Los Angeles Chargers offense and allowed himself a moment to reflect on how far he has come...

Nazair Jones makes impressive first impression for Seahawks
Third-round pick Nazair Jones made an impression playing both defensive end and tackle for Seattle in its 41-17 win over the Chargers. “Naz played very...

Q&A with Seahawks rookie DT Nazair Jones
It's hard to imagine Nazair Jones being more physically imposing than he is now, but that's exactly what the 6-foot-5 Seahawks rookie was hoping for...

UNC Football Position Preview: Defensive Line
Compared to previous seasons, UNC's defensive line is locked, stocked, and loaded. Heading into fall camp they are fully healthy and, with the exception of...

Tar Heels pinning hopes on veteran free agents
A UNC football team that was already going to be young this season got even younger when juniors Mitch Trubisky, Elijah Hood and Nazair Jones...

Nazair Jones: From thinking he may never walk again to Seahawks rookie
After just two days around the Seahawks, Tammy Jones is all in. “I love the Seahawks family already. I feel like I’m leaving him in...

12 Things To Know About Seahawks Defensive Tackle Nazair Jones
When Nazair Jones was a junior in high school, he was diagnosed with a rare disease called Complex Regional Pain Syndrome, a disease that took...

Seahawks DT Nazair Jones is a testament to the human spirit
When Nazair Jones was a junior at Roanoke Rapids High, he woke one morning to find his legs were no longer working. After having played...

Top Six Awards Honor Outstanding Service
Six Tar Heel student-athletes or teams were recently announced as this year's winners of ACC Top Six for Service Awards, recognizing outstanding commitment to community...

UNC’s Nazair Jones on NFL draft call: I ‘jumped for joy’
The Houston Texans were on the clock, about 50 seconds left for them to make a pick in the NFL draft late last week, when...

3rd-round DT Nazair Jones overcomes rare illness to join Seahawks
Nazair Jones became the second defensive tackle drafted by the Seahawks on Friday, with Seattle using the 102nd overall pick to acquire the 6-foot-5, 304-pound...

Nazair Jones Drafted By Seattle In Third Round
University of North Carolina defensive tackle Nazair Jones was selected by the Seattle Seahawks in the third round (102nd overall) of the 2017 NFL Draft...

NFL Prospect Naz Jones First Pro Purchase: Getting My Family Out The Projects
Forget the luxury cars and flashy jewelry. NFL prospect Nazair Jones says there's only one big purchase he wants to make when he goes pro...

UNC's Defensive Line Relying on Depth
UNC lost two defensive line starters from last year’s squad – end Mikey Bart and tackle Nazair Jones – but returns the bulk of its...

Unable to Walk at 16, UNC Lineman Naz Jones Is About to Get Drafted into the NFL
Nazair Jones suffered from the extremely rare Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS). There are torn ACLs, shoulder surgeries and broken limbs. And then there's a...

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