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T.J. Thorpe looking for breakthrough year
Fully healthy for the first time in over a year and a half, UNC rising junior wide receiver T.J. Thorpe staked his claim for a...

Sean Tapley: Tar Heel Bred
There's more to Sean Tapley than just football. He excels in the classroom and was named to the National Society of Collegiate Scholars in 2011...

Wedding bells can wait, Sean Tapley has a game to play
North Carolina wide receiver Sean Tapley got engaged to his girlfriend, fellow UNC junior Britney Smith, on Tuesday night. So Tar Heels coach Larry Fedora...

Carolina Countdown: Eric Ebron
North Carolina head coach Larry Fedora has been able to utilize his weapons on the offensive side of the ball ever since he stepped into...

The Other Guys
Sophomore Quinshad Davis will likely get most of the publicity among UNC's wide receivers heading into the 2013 season, but the Tar Heels have some...

North Carolina Football: Contender or Pretender?
North Carolina returns one of the top passers in the league in Bryn Renner, who threw for 3,356 yards, 28 touchdowns and seven interceptions a...

Sean Tapley Tapping His Potential
Sean Tapley’s first career start at wide receiver came against Georgia Tech almost 13 months ago and the experience was memorable for all of the...

Giovani Bernard, Sean Tapley among ACC players of the week
Offensive back: Giovani Bernard, RB, North Carolina. Bernard rushed for a career-high 262 yards on 23 carries and scored a touchdown in a 48-34 victory...

UNC's Sean Tapley steps up big time to fill receiver void
North Carolina’s next breakout player may be someone who says he was only thrown to once last season — and he dropped the pass. Sophomore...

Special Teams Ups and Downs
After Virginia Tech scored on its first offensive series, Sean Tapley returned the ensuing kickoff 94 yards for a touchdown to strike first on special...

UNC-Virginia Tech Post-Game Notes
Wide receiver Sean Tapley caught two passes for 43 yards, including a 19-yard touchdown in the third quarter. He also returned a kickoff 94 yards...

North Carolina 48, Virginia Tech 34
Gio Bernard rushed for a career-high 262 yards and a touchdown, Sean Tapley and A.J. Blue added two TDs apiece, and North Carolina beat Virginia...

North Carolina eases to win over ECU
North Carolina overcame yet another slow start to beat East Carolina 27-6 on Saturday. It was not the best first half for the Tar Heels,...

UNC receiving corps gets help from lacrosse, track teams
Although veteran scholarship players Erik Highsmith, Jheranie Boyd and Sean Tapley will get the bulk of the work during Saturday’s season opener against Elon, UNC...

Tar Heels find help at wide receiver
Erik Highsmith, UNC's No. 1 receiver, was riding an exercise bike on the sideline. Nearby, celebrated freshman receiver Quinshad Davis had his gloves on but...

Sean Tapley emerging as a leader
Called an emerging leader by head coach Larry Fedora, first string A-back Sean Tapley has a big job on his hands with the dwindling depth...

Football Personnel Notes
Sophomore wide receivers Sean Tapley and Reggie Wilkins missed Tuesday’s practice, but both were back practicing on Thursday. Tapley has consistently worked in with the...

UNC receiver T.J. Thorpe watches practice in a boot – and other personnel notes
Senior OT Brennan Williams and freshman defensive end Justin Thomason continued to wear the orange/red jerseys that signify limited participation in practice. Sr. offensive guard...

Sean Tapley "ready to roll" in new role
There’s been a buzz surrounding Sean Tapley since he arrived on campus but will this be the year he lives up to the hype in...

Tar Heels open bag of offensive tricks to keep defenders at bay
After displaying a fairly conventional offense in the first two games, UNC (3-0) finally opened up the playbook against Virginia. End-arounds by wide receivers Erik...

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