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Joey Mangili Receives NFF University Scholar Athlete Award

Former UNC punter Joey Mangili was named the recipient of the University Scholar Athlete award by the National Football Foundation and College Hall of Fame, Inc., presented at the Bill Dooley Triangle East Chapter of North Carolina annual awards dinner held Monday. Mangili served as the team's holder on place kicks last season and had 28 career punts. (GoHeels.com)

Podcast: Tha Bug's Life, Episode 3 - Tar Heel

Former UNC wide receiver Bug Howard hosts his third podcast episode with teammate and former UNC defensive tackle Naz Jones. The Tar Heel teammates discuss their anticipation of the NFL Draft, NFL teams that have shown interest, and then perform a Tar Heel Mock Draft that you do not want to miss. (chrisbraven.com)

NFL Draft Preview: Marquise Williams on WR Ryan Switzer

Ryan Switzer finished his college football career as UNC's all-time leader in receptions, receiving yards, and punt return touchdowns and yards. "That is one of the hardest working guys I have been around. He works non-stop," Marquise Williams said about his former teammate. Switzer and Williams were both key components of UNC's incredible 2015 season. (Carolina Blue)

2017 UNC Pre-NFL Draft Notes

UNC quarterback Mitch Trubisky is one of 22 players attending the NFL Draft in Philadelphia. Head coach Larry Fedora is one of 14 college coaches attending the Draft. If selected in the first round, Trubisky would be the 24th first round NFL Draft pick in UNC history – and the eighth since 2008. Trubisky would become the first quarterback in UNC history selected in the first round. (GoHeels.com)

Carolina Insider Podcast: Bubba Cunningham

UNC athletic director Bubba Cunningham is the guest on the latest edition of the Carolina Insider podcast. The Tar Heel AD visits with hosts Jones Angell and Adam Lucas in a wide-ranging conversation touching on Carolina basketball, football, facilities, Olympic sports and much more. Carolina Insider is a twice-weekly production hosted by Angell and Lucas (GoHeels.com)

Watson: Pick Trubisky before me, 'live with the consequences'

When asked Tuesday on Good Morning Football what he says to those who project the inexperienced Mitchell Trubisky over him in this week's NFL Draft (Thursday-Saturday in Philadelphia), Clemson quarterback Deshaun Watson channeled his inner Peyton Manning. "You're gonna have to live with the consequences that come with it. That's how I see it," Watson responded. (NFL.com)

UNC QB Coach on Mitch Trubisky (Part 2)

The 2017 NFL Draft is Thursday. We are days away from when UNC quarterback Mitch Trubisky will be drafted anywhere from top 10 to late in the first. CarolinaBlue spoke with North Carolina quarterbacks coach Keith Heckendorf to get insight from the perspective of someone who has worked with Trubisky nearly every day for the last four seasons. (Carolina Blue)

North Carolina looks to extend state's long NFL Draft history

The Tar Heels are the only team in the state of North Carolina to have had a player drafted by every NFL team. Assuming Mitch Trubisky is drafted at some point, he will be the seventh Tar Heel quarterback selected. There’s a chance he’ll be taken first overall. Overall, North Carolina schools have produced 53 first-round picks. UNC has the most, with 23. (North State Journal)

Tar Heels Celebrate At Rammy Awards

UNC Athletics celebrated the successes of the past year at the fifth-annual Rammy Awards Monday at Memorial Hall in the center of campus. The ceremony highlighted leaders in athletic performance, academic achievement and community service, recognizing both individual student-athletes and teams, as well as the department’s longest-tenured coach. (GoHeels.com)

2017 NFL Draft: What Will Cleveland Do With Top Pick?

I met UNC quarterback Mitchell Trubisky the other day in Chapel Hill. He rolled up in his 1997 Toyota Camry, a hand-me-down from his grandmother, with 170,000 miles on the odometer. Politely, he talked about his workout routine, throwing with his Tar Heels teammates, and said he needed to keep busy to prevent the pre-draft craziness from driving him crazy. (Sports Illustrated)

NFL Draft Preview: Marquise Williams on RB Elijah Hood

Elijah Hood's big season at UNC was his sophomore campaign in 2015. He was incredible, carrying the ball 219 times for 1,463 yards (6.7 yards per carry) and 17 carries. He was not as productive as a junior as he struggled with injuries. CarolinaBlue spoke with former UNC quarterback Marquise Williams about Hood. (Carolina Blue)

2017 NFL draft: How UNC's Mitch Trubisky could end up as the No. 1 pick

When the smoke clears Thursday night, could UNC quarterback Mitch Trubisky end up as the No. 1 pick in the NFL draft? Don’t rule that out. Though most analysts and mock drafts put Texas A&M defensive end Myles Garrett at the top of the board, at least one source says the Cleveland Browns still are seriously considering Trubisky for that top spot. (Charlotte Observer)

Video: Greg Ellis, former UNC and NFL great, on new stage play and his draft night experience

Greg Ellis, former Tar Heel standout and Dallas Cowboys defensive end, joins the Sports Shop to talk about the upcoming presentation of his "Watch Night" stage play. Ellis also relives his 1998 NFL Draft experience after he was a 1997 Consensus All-American for the Tar Heels. View Video...

NFL Draft Preview: Marquise Williams on T.J. Logan

At the NFL combine, former North Carolina running back T.J. Logan ran the fastest 40 yard dash time for a running back. That certainly had to turn some heads. CarolinaBlue spoke with former UNC quarterback Marquise Williams to get a little more insight on Logan and what he could bring to an NFL team. Logan is popularly called 'Ocho,' for No. 8 (Carolina Blue)

Height no obstacle in Ryan Switzer's journey to NFL

Ryan Switzer left North Carolina as the Tar Heels’ all-time leader in receptions and receiving yards, while ranking first in ACC history and tied for second in NCAA history with seven career punt return touchdowns. Still, even with all the proof of his explosiveness — Switzer has 17 career plays of 60-plus yards on just 370 touches — he feels people doubt his speed. (Sporting News)

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