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ESPN Way-Too-Early Top 25 Post-Signing Day Rankings

18. North Carolina Tar Heels: UNC was able to keep defensive coordinator Gene Chizik and signed six defensive backs and two linebackers to help on that side of the ball. UNC will have to replace quarterback Marquise Williams, who accounted for 4,020 yards with 37 touchdowns in 2015. Backup Mitch Trubisky completed 85 percent of his passes with six touchdowns. (ESPN.com)

Sylvester Williams Doesn’t Need Credit

Sylvester Williams is a classic no-stats nose tackle. If he does his job, he comes away form the game with maybe one or two tackles and not much else, but his ability to take on multiple offensive linemen lets the team’s other defenders find openings to get to the cornerback. (New York Times)

Despite rash of retirements, no sign Julius Peppers is ready to call it quits

Players around the NFL are preparing farewell speeches or, in the case of Marshawn Lynch, cryptic retirement tweets. From Lynch to Calvin Johnson to Justin Tuck to Charles Woodson -- and likely Peyton Manning -- they’re saying goodbye left and right. Then there’s 36-year-old Julius Peppers? It's like his age has become part of his first name. (ESPN.com)

Natrone Means makes Super presentation to his former high school

On Friday, Natrone Means made a stop where his standout football career began. Means, who played in Super Bowl XXIX for the San Diego Chargers in 1995, presented to Central Cabarrus High School’s football team and cheerleaders an autographed football given to him by the NFL commemorating the 50th anniversary of the Super Bowl. (Concord Independent Tribune)

Ranking the ACC's Football Rosters for 2016

Fear the Heel? The Tar Heels went 8-0 in the ACC last fall and it gives North Carolina the third-best ACC record over the last five years (24-16). With the fifth-ranked roster in the league — despite being third in the Coastal Division — North Carolina appears to have as good a shot as anyone in the conference of knocking off either the Tigers or the Seminoles. (Athlon Sports)

Sylvester Williams. Tar Heel. Bronco. Super Bowl Champion.

It's a story of overcoming the odds. A story of hard work, perseverance, and pursing dreams. A man who played one year of high school football enters the workforce at a truck factory. With a dream still alive he goes to community college with the hopes of playing at the next level. Sylvester Williams. Tar Heel. Denver Bronco. Super Bowl Champion. (Carolina Blue)

UNC Fan Super Bowl Viewing Guide

The Carolina Panthers meet the Denver Broncos in the 50th iteration of the NFL's Super Bowl will kick off at 6:30 PM on CBS at Levi Stadium in Santa Clara, CA. The Tar Heels have representation on both teams with a pair of recent defensive players. Sylvester Williams starts for the Broncos at nose tackle. For the Panthers, safety Tre Boston has carved out a nice NFL career since leaving Chapel Hill. (Tar Heel Blog)

Sylvester Williams: I just wanted more out of life

That's where we find Sylvester Williams, the 27-year-old, 142-kilogram, 188-centimetre Broncos defensive tackle sitting alone....And he has a story to tell, from the fat kid who was kicked out of high school, who then worked at Taco Bell, who then worked at Walmart, who then worked in a radiator factory making $11 an hour, who then went on to become one of the biggest hitters in the renowned Denver defence.... (Sydney Morning Herald)

Tre Boston, mom's journey hasn't been all hugs and kisses

A few minutes before the Super Bowl starts, Iris De Hoyos will blow a big kiss to her son, Carolina Panthers safety Tre Boston. And the former North Fort Myers High star will blow one back, from the world's biggest stage. It’s a tradition that goes back about 17 years. Before Pop Warner games, De Hoyos would give him a hug and kiss on the cheek. He’d return the favor. (The News-Press)

College Football's 10 Best Returning Running Backs for 2015

7. Elijah Hood (North Carolina): Hood was a tremendous big-play threat for a North Carolina offense that led the country in yards per play last season. As Jared Shanker of ESPN.com noted, Hood was only one of two players who averaged more than 100 yards per game last season while getting fewer than 16 carries per contest. (Bleacher Report)

Tre Boston ready to represent

As Carolina Panthers safety Tre Boston prepares for Super Bowl 50, he can’t help but think of his time at the University of North Carolina. The second-year pro said “it means a lot” for him to be able to represent the Tar Heels on the biggest stage in sports. “Going to North Carolina and still being in (the state) of North Carolina, I’m just trying to make the Tar Heels proud,” Boston said. (The Robesonian)

ACC Coastal: New coaches have cachet, but Tar Heels own Signing Day

Best class: North Carolina The defending division champions had seven of their players enroll early, with four-star tight end Garrett Walston from New Hanover (Wilmington, N.C.) joined by a crop of three stars. But the defense bulked up on Wednesday, with four players signing, led by three-star defensive end Allen Carter from Marietta, Ga.'s Mt. Paran Christian School, who picked the Tar Heels over Arkansas. (FOX Sports)

UNC football makes recruiting push in Charlotte

In Larry Fedora era, UNC has made it clear the the city of Charlotte is critical to their recruiting efforts. The Queen City area has the best talent in the state and in order for North Carolina to compete for championships year in and year out they have to get the top prospects from that region. (Carolina Blue)

Early 2016 ACC football forecast favors Clemson, UNC

In a seven-team division that features five returning starting quarterbacks, picking a team that lost the most dynamic player at that position in school history seems irrational. But Mitch Trubisky, the heir apparent to Marquise Williams at North Carolina, has played in 19 games and thrown 125 passes. (Daily Press)

Video: Super Proehl

North Carolina wide receiver Austin Proehl has a special connection to the Super Bowl thanks to his father, Ricky. View Video...

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

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

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

Full UNC Football Schedule

Radio Affiliates

ACC Football Standings
Coastal DivisionACCOverall
(15) North Carolina8-111-3
Pittsburgh6-28-4
Miami5-38-5
Duke4-48-5
Virginia Tech4-47-6
Virginia3-54-8
Georgia Tech1-73-9

Atlantic DivisionACCOverall
(2) Clemson9-014-1
(14) Florida State6-210-3
Louisville5-38-5
NC State3-57-6
Syracuse2-64-8
Wake Forest1-73-9
Boston College0-83-9

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