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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...

Way-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...

UNC 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...

Nazair 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...

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...

UNC 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...

UNC 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...

Jalen 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...

UNC 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...

Q&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...

Video: 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,...

Video: 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...

UNC 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...

College 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...

Ten 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...

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