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UNC DL Nazair Jones was nearly paralyzed five years ago
Nazair Jones came home after his Roanoke Rapids (N.C.) High team lost in the state playoffs so wiped out from his exceptional performance that he...

UNC DT Nazair Jones: "We had guys that stepped up"
The Pittsburgh offense was dominating. Time was running out. The score was 36-23. But then senior Nazair Jones and the UNC defense rallied. "We got...

The UNC defense missed Nazair Jones
Without Nazair Jones along North Carolina's defensive line the Dukes were able to move the ball effecively throughout the first quarter. The fans took notice,...

Two UNC Defensive Linemen Sidelined for Saturday vs James Madison
UNC's defensive line will be shorthanded when it takes the field on Saturday against James Madison. Defensive tackle Nazair Jones and defensive end Tomon Fox...

No. 22 Tar Heels dealing with familiar Week 1 problems again
North Carolina's season opener ended up being a repeat of last year's first game, down to letting a winnable game against a Southeastern Conference opponent...

UNC defensive tackle Nazair Jones endured a long, painful road back to the gridiron
The trainer takes a tube about six inches long marked “Enbrel” from the fridge and gives it to North Carolina’s star defensive tackle Nazair Jones...

Tar Heel Quartet Named To Lombardi Watch List
UNC standouts Jon Heck, Elijah Hood, Nazair Jones and Caleb Peterson are among the 158 candidates on the preliminary watch list for the Rotary Lombardi...

UNC's Tyler Powell Filling Void at Defensive End
Tyler Powell’s versatility along UNC's defensive line is proving to be beneficial 10 days into training camp. Much of the defensive line talk during August...

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...

Extra Points: Made Man
Nazair Jones is a junior defensive tackle on the Tar Heel football team with immense size, strength and athleticism. But most remarkable is his poise,...

Jalen Dalton Q&A
UNC defensive lineman Jalen Dalton got his first live reps of college football roughly midway through last season against Wake Forest. He never looked back...

Depth of knowledge will improve Tar Heel defense in Chizik's second year
Gene Chizik helped North Carolina significantly improve its defense in 2015 from where it was the year before in his first season as the team's...

Starting defensive end Mikey Bart breaks down UNC's defensive line
UNC senior defensive end Mikey Bart is entering his final season at UNC, and year two as the power end starter for the Tar Heels...

Video: Elijah Hood, Nazair Jones on Day 1 of Training Camp
North Carolina running back Elijah Hood and defensive end Nazair Jones talk after the Tar Heels' first football practice of the 2016 training camp on...

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 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...

UNC's Nazair Jones starts youth mentoring program
UNC defensive tackle Nazair Jones knows the impact a strong mentor can have on a young person's life. With that in mind and looking to...

ACC football post-spring position rankings: Front seven
9. North Carolina. There is no question last season ended with a disastrous performance against Baylor, and most of the blame went to the front...

UNC's depth proved vital in spring practice
The Tar Heels have dealt with a handful of injuries on the defensive line, including junior Dajaun Drennon and senior Mikey Bart. This has forced...

UNC defense moves beyond simplicity
The attitude at spring practice is undeniably different for North Carolina than a year ago. The bar has been raised. A second year in Gene...

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