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Where Are they Now: NFL wide receivers and running backs

The UNC football program has produced plenty of NFL superstars, including nine time pro bowler Julius Peppers and Pro Football Hall of Fame member Lawrence Taylor. Today, more than 30 Tar Heels play in the National Football League. Let's take a look at the wide receivers and running backs on that list in this edition of Where Are they Now. (Carolina Blue)

Who will be the ACC's 3,000-yard passers in 2016?

Mitch Trubisky, North Carolina. Trubisky has an opportunity to better what Marquise Williams did through the air for a few reasons. Though this is his first year as a starter, he is a veteran in the system. He can launch the ball. And he has a deep group of receivers and running backs returning, along with a strong offensive line. (ESPN.com)

Athlon's ACC Football 2016 Predictions

North Carolina is the pick in the Coastal, with Miami, Virginia Tech and Pitt up next in the second tier. Georgia Tech’s regression to 3-9 last season was a huge surprise, but the Yellow Jackets should rebound back into a bowl game this fall. Duke has made major strides and should challenge for a fifth consecutive trip to the postseason. (Athlon Sports)

Julius Peppers keeps climbing the sack charts

It’s practically a given he’s going to get there. His track record says so. Entering his 15th NFL season, Packers’ pass rusher Julius Peppers is a mere half-dozen sacks away from cracking the NFL’s all-time top five. He finished 2015 with 136 career sacks, tying Jared Allen for ninth on the list. In fifth is Michael Strahan at 141½. (Green Bay Packers)

UNC Football's Oldest Team Captain Passes Away

The oldest living team captain from Tar Heel football died Saturday in Winston-Salem. Ralph Strayhorn Jr. was 93 years old. Strayhorn played at Carolina in 1941-43, left for the Navy in 1944-45 and returned for a final year in 1946. That team catapulted the Tar Heel program and its “Choo Choo” locomotive into the nation’s football elite. (UNC Lettermen)

The toughest players UNC football will face in 2016 - No. 1-5

1: Nick Chubb (RB, Georgia): The Bulldogs are relying on Chubb to get over last season’s knee injury. The 5-10, 220-pound rising junior running had 747 yards and seven touchdowns last season before he was injured while on pace to surpass his impressive freshman year totals of 1,547 yards and 14 touchdowns throughout the 2014 season. (Carolina Blue)

The toughest players UNC football will face in 2016-17 - No. 6-10

6: Brad Kaaya (Miami) - Brad Kaaya showed well during the Hurricane’s spring game back on April 16, throwing for 345 yards and three touchdowns on 29-of-49 passing. Kaaya seemed to understand Mark Richt’s new offense, but receivers still have much to learn, as they dropped more than a dozen of Kaaya’s passes during the game. (Carolina Blue)

Video: UNC Football, Mitch Trubisky Preparing For Coastal Title Defense

Mitch Trubisky is now the starting QB for the Tar Heels as they embark upon their 2016 campaign. Ryan Switzer and Des Lawrence lead a talented returning roster as the Tar Heels work to defend their 2015 Coastal Division Title. View Video...

So This Year of UNC Athletics Turned Out to Be Pretty Good

UNC baseball isn't in the NCAA Tournament but frankly that might be the only real blemish on the current athletic year. Even the heartbreak of the way the men's basketball season ended and the dumpster fire that women's basketball has become wasn't enough to take the shine of one of the more successful seasons in recent memory. Just how good was it? (Tar Heel Blog)

Gene Chizik and UNC proving to be an excellent match

The Tar Heels’ defensive staff underwent a complete overhaul after the 2014 campaign, and Gene Chizik — taking on his first gig since getting fired by Auburn in 2012 — was brought on as the new defensive coordinator. To this point, the hire has proved to be a complete success. There was a night-and-day difference between UNC’s 2014 and 2015 defenses. (Today's U)

Video: Fedora's "Freakshow" Teaser No. 2 - Legends of the past

Get pumped for "Fedora's Freakshow" elite football camp with this video trailer featuring highlights of past great Tar Heel legends and recent stars. View Video...

Ranking the Toughest Games on UNC's Football Schedule in 2016

Larry Fedora’s Tar Heels face a more daunting football schedule in 2016. Here is North Carolina’s regular season schedule ranked by degree of difficulty, from easiest to most challenging. 1. Oct. 1 at Florida State: The Tar Heels are 2-15-1 against the Seminoles, though the teams’ last meeting was a 37-35 Carolina win in Tallahassee.. (Athlon Sports)

Paige Neuenfeldt, Jarrod James Receive Chancellor's Awards

Two Tar Heel student-athletes have been honored with 2016 Chancellor’s Awards, the University’s most prestigious awards for academic achievement and leadership. Seniors Paige Neuenfeldt (volleyball) and Jarrod James (football) were among the 73 Carolina students recognized for the most recent school year. (GoHeels.com)

The name is Bond...Travis Bond

It’s not just that he’s big. At 6-6, 329 pounds, Travis Bond is the biggest of all — the largest mammal among the 85 XL men the Winnipeg Blue Bombers have in training camp this week. After a standout career at UNC, the Vikings drafted Bond in 2013 and he spent the past three seasons with the Vikes, Carolina Panthers and St. Louis Rams. (Winnipeg Free Press)

North Carolina's defense needs to take another step in 2016

Depending on your point of view, your lingering perception of North Carolina’s 2015 defense was either (A) a massive improvement from the previous season or (B) a patchwork unit that showed its true self during a disastrous bowl loss to Baylor. So, which is it? The answer, it turns out, may be a little of both. There are some good signs and some bad ones for the Tar Heels. (ESPN.com)

Football Schedule at a Glance
Last Game:
North Carolina: 38
Baylor: 49
Tue, Dec 29 Box Score

Upcoming Games:
UNC vs. Georgia
Sat, Sep 3, 5:30 ET ESPN Tickets

UNC @ Illinois
Sat, Sep 10, 7:30 ET BTN Tickets

UNC vs. James Madison
Sat, Sep 17, 3:30 ET RSN Tickets

Full UNC Football Schedule

Radio Affiliates

ACC Football Standings
Coastal DivisionACCOverall
(15) North Carolina8-111-3
Virginia Tech4-47-6
Georgia Tech1-73-9

Atlantic DivisionACCOverall
(2) Clemson9-014-1
(14) Florida State6-210-3
NC State3-57-6
Wake Forest1-73-9
Boston College0-83-9

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