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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...

New and old faces form UNC's defensive line
The North Carolina Tar Heels have quite a few new faces manning the defensive line at practice this spring. Nazair Jones and Mikey Bart (graduated)...

Nazair Jones reflects on Pro Day, Draft Stock
UNC hosted its Pro Day workout Tuesday where a plethora of Carolina football players showcased their skills in front of scouts from all 32 NFL...

Draft Profile: DT Nazair Jones
Nazair Jones emerged as the most dominant force on Carolina’s defensive line. His efforts and progression were enough to leave school early with one-year of...

5 Newcomers to Watch for UNC Football in 2017
Finding a replacement for quarterback Mitch Trubisky will be at the top of UNC coach Larry Fedora's priority list this spring. There will also be...

ACC football schedule review: North Carolina Tar Heels
Larry Fedora has turned North Carolina into a power player over the past two seasons, but 2017 represents a changing of the guard. Virtually every...

Seven Tar Heels Selected for NFL Combine
The NFL on Wednesday released the list of 330 players who will attend the Scouting Combine. The Combine will be held Feb. 28 through March...

The 5 college teams hurt most by early departures
The Tar Heels lose three underclassmen, and each of them important to the team. Defensive tackle Nazair Jones was the team’s most disruptive run defender...

Can UNC’s defense take a step forward in 2017?
UNC is losing three defensive starters to graduation — cornerback Des Lawrence, defensive end Mikey Bart and safety Dominquie Green. In addition, defensive tackle Nazair...

Nazair Jones overcomes odds to star for North Carolina on defense
North Carolina junior defensive tackle, Nazair Jones stands at 6'5, 300 lbs. However, Jones feels fortunate to be standing at all. On his 16th birthday,...

Tar Heels seek finishing touch
North Carolina finishes what might be considered a rather underachieving football season today in the Sun Bowl against No. 16 Stanford. “I think this team...

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