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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...

UNC's Nazair Jones overcomes huge odds, keeps playing
It is Christmas Day, and Nazair Jones will be arriving at El Paso International Airport with the rest of his UNC teammates — filled excitement...

UNC's Nazair Jones: Six Years Later
A 16-year-old boy was admitted to UNC Children's Hospital on December 13, 2010 - his birthday - unsure of his ability to walk again. Six...

Gene Chizik Tuesday Interview, Notes & Quotes
UNC defensive coordinator Gene Chizik met with the media following Tuesday’s practice to discuss his unit’s preparation for Sun Bowl opponent Stanford, Nazair Jones’ readiness...

Naz Jones: Beauty In The Struggle
History has indeed been made on and off the football field. It is displayed by Nazair Jones’ increase in tackles each year, the two-time All-ACC...

Tar Heels plan to stay course for Stanford in Sun Bowl
UNC quarterback Mitch Trubisky, who’s weighing his NFL Draft prospects, and defensive tackle Nazair Jones, who has another year of eligibility remaining but has said...

Nazair Jones To Enter 2017 NFL Draft
UNC junior defensive tackle Nazair Jones has elected to forego his final season of eligibility and will enter the 2017 NFL Draft following the Sun...

Video: Nazair Jones UNC Career Highlights
North Carolina junior defensive tackle Nazair Jones made a tremendous number of big plays during his time in Chapel Hill. Jones announced Friday that he...

Larry Fedora Live: Juniors Receiving NFL Feedback
Third-year players are eligible for early entry into the NFL Draft. Several Tar Heel juniors, including quarterback Mitch Trubisky, running back Elijah Hood and defensive...

Ryan Switzer Headlines Tar Heels On All-ACC Teams
After a record-setting senior season in which he caught 91 passes for 1,027 yards and five touchdowns, senior wide receiver Ryan Switzer was named to...

Nazair Jones Going Pro
UNC junior defensive end Nazair Jones announced on Instagram that he is leaving UNC and entering his name in the NFL draft. Jones, a native...

Turner's Take: The Other Half
If Carolina football wants to be taken seriously as a program of national prominence, if Carolina football wants attention on its own campus as men's...

The long walk back for UNC’s Nazair Jones
North Carolina defensive tackle Nazair Jones thinks about his journey every time he pulls into the parking lot at the Ronald McDonald House of Chapel...

I'm A Tar Heel: Naz Jones
Nazair Jones: "Thank you! We appreciate everything you do for our program. Thank you for giving us the opportunity to live out our dreams here...

Spinning through Hurricanes looking to Virginia
The 22nd ranked team from Chapel Hill has played 4 top 25 teams through seven weeks in 2016 as opposed to no ranked teams to...

Film review: Cornerback MJ Stewart stands out for UNC secondary
There’s plenty of praise for UNC's defensive line, especially for Jeremiah Clarke and Malik Carney. Defensive tackle Nazair Jones also deserves credit as the leader...

Video: Naz Jones Leading UNC's Defense
North Carolina senior defensive lineman Nazair Jones discusses changing his body, emerging as a leader on the Tar Heel defense, and bouncing back from a...

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