ACC's Pre-Spring Top 25 Football Player Rankings for 201612. Elijah Hood, RB, North Carolina: Hood was North Carolina’s first 1,000-yard rusher since 2012 by recording 1,463 yards and 17 scores on 219 attempts. He also ranked third among ACC running backs last season by averaging 106.8 rushing yards in conference games. Expect to see Hood even more involved in 2016. (Athlon Sports)
Video: UNC Football 2015 Offense HighlightsThe North Carolina offense spent 2015 racking up multiple team and individual records en route to the ACC Coastal Division title.
Video: UNC Football 2015 Defense HighlightsThe 2015 UNC football team won the Coastal Division crown in large part due to tremendous defensive improvement under new Tar Heel defensive coordinator Gene Chizik.
NFL Scouting Combine: UNC guard Landon Turner still ‘chasing dreams’Landon Turner, 6-foot-4 and 330 pounds, is projected to be a mid- to late-round pick after earning all-ACC honors as a senior at North Carolina. Turner started 41 career games for the Tar Heels and had three with double-digit totals for pancake blocks, according to coaches’ stats. (Charlotte Observer)
Video: Blue Dawn Day 4The 2016 UNC football team hit the turf early Friday morning for Day 4 of their "Blue Dawn" workouts in preparation for Spring practice and the beginning of a new season where they aim to defend their ACC Coastal Division crown.
Lions’ Ebron on verge of watershed seasonEric Ebron nearly doubled his rookie production in his second season, finishing 2015 with 47 catches for 537 yards and five touchdowns. If wide receiver Calvin Johnson retires, the Lions will rely on Ebron even more. “By Year 3, you know what you have. So, I’m really looking forward to seeing that progression,” Lions general manager Bob Quinn said. (Detroit News)
Team Physician Tim Taft Helps UNC Football Program Go LongAs the team physician and orthopedic surgeon for UNC’s football program, sometimes Dr. Tim Taft bears good news. Sometimes he doesn’t. When the ball is in play, he might be on the sidelines, but for decades, Taft has been at the heart of the game. He loves what he does because of the people he’s helped and their tenacity through it all. (Our State Magazine)
Video: Blue Dawn Day 3The 2016 Tar Heel football team hit the turf before sunrise on Thursday for Day 3 of their "Blue Dawn" off-season conditioning and team building workouts. The tire tug-of-war is always intense.
Former UNC offensive lineman Jarrod James joins coaching staff as graduate assistantUNC alum Jarrod James joined the Carolina coaching staff as an offensive graduate assistant in 2016. James was a member of the UNC football team from 2011-13 and played in games at center during his redshirt freshman and sophomore seasons. Over the last two seasons, he served as an undergraduate student assistant coach working with offensive line coach Chris Kapilovic. (GoHeels.com)
NFL Draft Analysis: Landon TurnerOn Friday, former North Carolina offensive guard Landon Turner will take part in the NFL Combine. The four-year starter and All-American in 2015, led one of the more dominant offense line groups in the ACC. An absolute road grader, Turner has turned the heads of NFL general managers with his ability to move the line of scrimmage. (Carolina Blue)
Target Date Set for UNC Football Indoor Practice FacilityUNC has expanded its plans for an athletic facilities upgrade by pairing a soccer and lacrosse stadium concept with the $25 million indoor football practice facility approved in November. Conceptual designs detail a plan to build the structures side-by-side in the current footprint of Fetzer Field and the grass field at Navy Fields. (Inside Carolina)
Video: Blue Dawn, Day 2The UNC football team completed the second day of their annual off-season "Blue Dawn" workouts early Tuesday morning. Here's what they were doing before the sun came up.
West Virginia native turned-UNC football star Ryan Switzer hasn’t forgotten where he came fromMany WVU fans know exactly who UNC standout wide receiver Ryan Switzer is. A majority of them wish the West Virginia native sported Old Gold and Blue instead of Carolina Blue, but it didn’t work out that way. Though Switzer took his speed and versatility to UNC, the senior still roots for his home state of West Virginia, especially when it comes to the hardwood. (Blue Gold Sports)
Video: UNC Football "Blue Dawn" 2016 BeginsThe 2016 North Carolina Tar Heel football team took to the Navy practice fields at 6:00 AM Monday for their first session of Blue Dawn.
Special Dates Set For 2016 UNC Football SeasonNorth Carolina has announced several home game designations at Kenan Stadium for the 2016 football season, including Family Weekend on Sept. 24 vs. Pittsburgh, Homecoming on Nov. 5 vs. Georgia Tech, Military Appreciation Day on Nov. 19 vs. The Citadel and Rams Club Day on Nov. 25 vs. NC State. (GoHeels.com)
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