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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, Jones was paralyzed from the waste down due to complex regional pain syndrome. "You know I fought back. I had to learn how to walk again," said Jones. (El Paso Proud)

UNC has explosive special teams

One matchup in the Hyundai Sun Bowl in which North Carolina has an advantage on paper is special teams. The Tar Heels rank second nationally in kickoff returns (27.2 yards per attempt) and first on punt coverage, where remarkably it has allowed six return yards on 46 punts. (El Paso Times)

North Carolina Meets Stanford Friday In Hyundai Sun Bowl

North Carolina closes out the 2016 season on Friday, December 30, in the 2016 Hyundai Sun Bowl vs. Stanford of the Pac-12 Conference. The game will kick off in El Paso, Texas, at 2 p.m. ET (noon El Paso time), and will be televised nationally by CBS. The Sun Bowl is Carolina’s 33rd all-time bowl game, and the first in Texas since the 1994 Sun Bowl. (GoHeels.com)

Logan's learned what it means to 'be the best T.J.' he can be

Before each of the 52 games that T.J. Logan has played over the past four seasons at UNC, he’s gotten the same call from his mother, Sheila. “I’d pray with him and I’d say, ‘Be the best T.J. you can be with every opportunity you get,’ ” she said. “’If you get the ball three times, make sure you do the best three times. Keep a positive attitude and just be you.’” (Greensboro News & Record)

Ryan Switzer named Charleston Gazette-Mail Sportsperson of the Year

Ryan Switzer put together a career at UNC that places him among the best at his position in program and ACC history. That UNC career concludes Friday when the Tar Heels face Stanford in the Sun Bowl. Switzer’s season has earned him the honor of Gazette-Mail Sportsperson of the Year, given annually to a West Virginian who has made an indelible mark in sports at a national level. (Charleston Gazette-Mail)

Larry Fedora Ready To Win One More Game In 2016 In His Home State

As the bowl game festivities wind down and both teams get ready to play, Larry Fedora’s ready to turn the focus to how they’ll try and stop the Cardinal on Friday. After giving up over 645 yards in last year’s bowl game against Baylor, the Tar Heels match up against another team that likes to run the ball and Fedora acknowledged how tough of a challenge it will be. (Texas HS Football)

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 still has something to prove,” Tar Heels defensive tackle Nazair Jones said. UNC coach Larry Fedora said it’s too early dismiss this season’s team even though the Tar Heels fell short of many goals. (Burlington Times News)

Video: North Carolina Football 2016 Seniors Mix

Tune in to the Sun Bowl on Friday at 2:00 ET on CBS to watch a special group of UNC seniors play their final game in Tar Heel blue against the Stanford Cardinal. This tribute video from UNC Graphics highlights some of their best moments of the 2016 season. View Video...

Sun Bowl teams visit local children's hospitals

One of the great tradition of the Sun Bowl is when the players get to visit local hospitals hoping to make a difference in young people's lives. Stanford and North Carolina, the two teams that will be battling out on Friday took some time out of their Wednesday morning to visit children. "This game is a lot bigger than us playing", says NC Offensive Tackle Mason Veal. (El Paso Proud)

Coach Brewer on WRs growth, NFL, and special senior class

UNC's offense this season was defined by a group of talented receivers. While an injury to Mack Hollins did not allow him to finish the season, Ryan Switzer and Bug Howard had huge games. CarolinaBlue spoke with UNC receivers coach Gunter Brewer to discuss the growth of his receivers, NFL options, and the the emotions surrounding this special group. (Carolina Blue)

UNC's Larry Fedora, Stanford's David Shaw talk Sun Bowl Preps

The Hyundai Sun Bowl media relations staff held a press conference with North Carolina Head Coach Larry Fedora and Stanford Head Coach David Shaw on Thursday, Dec. 29 at the El Paso Convention Center. (El Paso Herald-Post)

Lucas Crowley to play in last game at North Carolina, pursue NFL

When the Nease football program won the state championship in 2005, an enamored fifth grade boy sitting in the stands set a plan in motion. As he watched his older brother Travis – the team’s starting left tackle – protect quarterback Tim Tebow’s blind side and play with other Nease greats, he decided to follow in his footsteps. (Ponte Vedra Recorder)

All eyes on Sun Bowl as Mitch Trubisky's NFL stock continues to rise

Football fans and media outlets in the Bay Area and Cleveland are looking forward to this year's Hyundai Sun Bowl. North Carolina quarterback Mitch Trubisky is projected by many football experts to be first quarterback drafted in next year's NFL draft - if he declares. (KVIA.com)

Sun Bowl Presents UNC Football A Chance to Change Recent Postseason History

In each of the last two years, the UNC football team has allowed late-season losses to bleed over into postseason play. After November losses to Duke and NC State derailed the Tar Heels’ ACC Championship hopes, quarterback Mitch Trubisky and company are hoping to rewrite the team’s recent history in Friday’s Sun Bowl against No. 18 Stanford. (Chapelboro.com)

Coach Kap and Coach Fedora on the Stanford defense

North Carolina head coach Larry Fedora and offensive coordinator Coach Kapilovic spoke with the media last week before the team headed out to El Paso for the Hyundai Sun Bowl. The two coaches have a huge role in UNC's offense and have been looking at Stanford's defense for weeks now. They broke down what they see from the Stanford D. (CBS Sports)

Football Schedule at a Glance
Last Game:
North Carolina: 23
Stanford: 25
Fri, Dec 30 Box Score

Upcoming Games:
UNC vs. Cal
Sat, Sep 2, TBD

UNC vs. Louisville
Sat, Sep 9, TBD

UNC @ Old Dominion
Sat, Sep 16, TBD

Full UNC Football Schedule

Radio Affiliates

ACC Football Standings
Coastal DivisionACCOverall
(16) Virginia Tech6-310-4
North Carolina5-38-5
(20) Miami5-39-4
Georgia Tech4-49-4

Atlantic DivisionACCOverall
(1) Clemson8-114-1
(21) Louisville7-19-4
(8) Florida State5-310-3
NC State3-57-6
Wake Forest3-57-6
Boston College2-67-6

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