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A look at the former Tar Heels trying to make it as rookies in the NFL
A total of six UNC alums tried their luck with the NFL during the 2016 NFL offseason: OG Landon Turner, LB Shakeel Rashad, WR Quinshad...

Turner's Take: The Heartbeat
The two unquestioned leaders on the 2015 defense were senior linebackers Jeff Schoettmer and Shakeel Rashad, who combined for 223 tackles. But seniors graduate, and...

Cole Holcomb: From UNC football walk-on to starter
UNC fans may notice only a few new fresh faces on the defensive side of the ball this year for the Tar Heels. One of...

UNC LB Cole Holcomb's Climb from Walk-On to Ones
Most walk-ons spend years not knowing if their chance to shine will ever come. For UNC linebacker Cole Holcomb, his chance is now. The redshirt...

Andre Smith to lead, answer questions for UNC at linebacker
With former UNC linebackers Shakeel Rashad and Jeff Schoettmer now competing for NFL roster spots, the attention turns to a new group of Tar Heel...

ACC Football Wild Card Players in 2016
North Carolina Offense: Mack Hollins, Wide Receiver - During the spring game, Hollins was Mitch Trubisky’s favorite target, grabbing seven passes for 111 yards. Defense:...

Shakeel Rashad on his legacy, future of UNC Football
"I think they are going to continue to get better," Shakeel Rashad told CarolinaBlue about his expectations for UNC football in the near future. "That...

Shakeel Rashad: Expectations for the 2016 UNC defense
Shakeel Rashad, Jeff Schoettmer, Sam Smiley, and Justin Thomason were all big parts of North Carolina's 2015 defense which helped the Heels to a 11-3...

Shakeel Rashad on UNC: "I love Chapel Hill so much"
When you talk to former UNC linebacker Shakeel Rashad, you can't help but feel his love and enthusiasm for North Carolina. It's even more apparent...

Shakeel Rashad details NFL prep and free agent process
Shakeel Rashad's UNC career ended with a loss to Baylor in the Russell Athletic Bowl, but after the game it was on to the next...

Texans rookie Shakeel Rashad got $10,000 signing bonus
The Houston Texans gave a $10,000 signing bonus to undrafted rookie North Carolina inside linebacker Shakeel Rashad. A former third-team All-Atlantic Coast Conference selection, Rashad...

Shakeel Rashad off to positive start at Texans training camp
Former UNC linebacker Shakeel Rashad is one to watch on the defensive side of the ball. He’s familiar with this defense and felt comfortable with...

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...

North Carolina LB Shakeel Rashad excited to join Texans
Houston Texans' undrafted rookie Shakeel Rashad was a third-team All-ACC selection, starting every game and recording a career-high 126 tackles, 8 1/2 for losses and...

Schoettmer, Rashad ink NFL deals, will compete for spots
The Saints offered Jeff Schoettmer a three-year deal and a $5,600 signing bonus, but told him they plan to bring in another undrafted linebacker to...

An inside look at the other draft, as free agents find spots
Gary Shipman was at his desk, thumbing through depth charts and occasionally looking across the room at the TV trumpeting the start of the NFL...

Shakeel Rashad making the uphill climb to the NFL
Being an NFL prospect produces a lot of highs and lows. It's the nature of the business. After spending three or four years practicing tackling...

Video: UNC Football Pro Day Recap
Watch as North Carolina's Landon Turner, Shakeel Rashad, Romar Morris and Quinshad Davis, among others, work out for NFL scouts at Tar Heel Football's Pro...

UNC Spring Football Preview - Storylines Part 1
UNC loses their senior leaders from the 2015 season, a big reason why the Tar Heels were able to go 11-3 last year. Gone are...

ACC 2016 Spring Football Preview and Power Rankings
There’s a glaring concern up front for the Tar Heels after surrendering 247.4 rushing yards a game last season. The defensive line loses tackle Justin...

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