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...Monday May 2, 2016UNC 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...Friday April 8, 2016Way-too-early 2016 ACC Football Power Rankings
4. North Carolina. The Tar Heels lose quarterback Marquise Williams, receiver Quinshad Davis and lineman Landon Turner, three of their best offensive players. But receiver...Tuesday January 12, 2016UNC defensive tackle Nazair Jones comes home to Roanoke Rapids
Walking down old, familiar hallways of Roanoke Rapids High School, Nazair Jones stands out. That’s what happens when you’re a 6-foot-5, 305-pound defensive tackle for...Monday January 11, 2016Nazair Jones latest UNC lineman from Roanoke Rapids
When Nazair Jones decided to accept a scholarship to play football at North Carolina in 2012, he continued a legacy for the town of Roanoke...Saturday December 5, 2015Exit 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...Monday November 23, 2015UNC defense is "ready to roll"
Sitting at 6-1, UNC heads into the toughest stretch of their schedule, beginning against a stout Pittsburgh team. The Tar Heels are closer to full...Thursday October 29, 2015UNC Injury Report: Pittsburgh
The attrition on UNC's defensive line apparently isn't subsiding with Dujaun Drennon suffering an undisclosed injury versus Virginia on Saturday. He is listed as questionable...Tuesday October 27, 2015Jalen Dalton shines in UNC football debut
UNC defensive end Jalen Dalton felt as if he was being redshirted for the 2015 season. Dalton had not touched the field through his first...Thursday October 22, 2015UNC Injury Report: Wake Forest
Call this the injury to the insult of the two suspended cornerbacks. UNC has three defensive linemen in the injury report. True freshman Aaron Crawford...Thursday October 15, 2015Q&A With Matt Merletti: Why Are Low Blocks Still Legal in Football?
Last Saturday, UNC was once again tasked with trying to tackle Georgia Tech’s triple option offense and cut blocking scheme. While the Tar Heels secured...Wednesday October 7, 2015Video: UNC Defensive Players Post Delaware Interviews
North Carolina's Dajaun Drennon, Shakeel Rashad, and Nazair Jones answer questions from the media following the Tar Heels' 41-14 win over Delaware on September 26th,...Saturday September 26, 2015Video: UNC Football Weekly Press Conference Recap - Illinois
UNC head coach Larry Fedora, quarterback Marquise Williams and defensive tackle Nazair Jones discuss the Tar Heels' win over NC A&T and making preparations for...Monday September 14, 2015UNC Defensive Tackle Nazair Jones Q&A
On the takeaways from the defensive line's performance against South Carolina: Nazair Jones: "I think we showed what we are capable of. We did a...Friday September 11, 2015College Football's Top 50 Breakout Players for 2015
48. Nazair Jones, DT, North Carolina: Jones is a key cog in new coordinator Gene Chizik’s efforts to improve North Carolina’s defense in 2015. As...Monday August 31, 2015Ten most important players for 2015 - No. 6
Nazair Jones is a redshirt sophomore who saw a lot time last year on the defensive line. In UNC's 2014 season the Roanoke Rapids native...Monday August 24, 2015Chizik, Schoettmer talk defense
Is there anyone on the defensive line who has really stepped up during training camp? Jeff Schoettmer: "Yeah for sure, Junior Gnonkonde, Nazair Jones, Jeremiah...Friday August 21, 20152015 Football Preview: Defensive Line
If UNC is to improve along the defensive line, they will have to do it with a deep but inexperienced group of players. Jessie Rogers...Friday August 21, 2015ICTV: Nazair Jones - 'Better Defense, Better Team'
Sophomore lineman Nazair Jones has witnessed the evolution of UNC's defense. Playing in a new scheme with new coaches is sure to be a change...Monday August 17, 2015Dajuan Drennon: "We know that the defense starts with us"
The defensive line is one position group that head coach Larry Fedora mentioned as making big strides in camp. At Wednesday's UNC media day, sophomores...Sunday August 16, 2015