Larry Fedora Press Conference Notes & QuotesLarry Fedora said that instead of the lead up to National Signing Day being like a recruiting fire drill, staffs narrowed their focuses, in some cases significantly. “I didn’t realize the intensity level would just increase on the rest of the kids that were out there,” Fedora said. “It was like the pool (of prospects) was much smaller and everybody was all over those guys.” (Tar Heel Illustrated)
Video: Larry Fedora Signing Day Press ConferenceNorth Carolina football coach Larry Fedora meets with the media Wednesday afternoon on National Signing Day to discuss UNC's 2018 football recruiting class and its newest group of signees.
M.J. Stewart, Andre Smith Invited to NFL CombineFormer North Carolina cornerback M.J. Stewart and linebacker Andre Smith have been invited to the 2018 NFL Combine. Stewart played four seasons at UNC and totaled 41 pass breakups over his career, which set at school record. Smith, a 6-0, 240-pound middle linebacker, played three seasons at UNC before his junior year was cut short with a knee injury. (Inside Carolina)
Bears QB Mitch Trubisky's rookie year stands as reason for hopeMitch Trubisky’s greatest strength was an ability to protect the football, which was a welcome sight after Glennon’s turnovers got him sent to the bench. In 330 pass attempts, Trubisky threw seven touchdowns with seven interceptions. In Year 2, Trubisky must prove he can keep the interceptions down while dramatically increasing the touchdown passes. (Chicago Tribune)
Mack Hollins, Eagles Win Super Bowl LIIFormer UNC receiver and special teams captain Mack Hollins became the 22nd Tar Heel to win a Super Bowl when the Philadelphia Eagles beat the New England Patriots 41-33 in Super Bowl LII Sunday in Minneapolis. UNC has had a player in 34 of 52 Super Bowls with 22 former lettermen winning a total of 29 titles, including Hollins' victory with the Eagles. (GoHeels.com)
Video: Mack Hollins, Super Bowl Champion!Congratulations to Mack Hollins, former North Carolina walk-on wide receiver, Philadelphia Eagles rookie, and now Super Bowl Champion after the Eagles defeated the New England Patriots 41-33 in Super Bowl LII on Sunday in Minneapolis.
Mack Hollins took complex route to NFLAs a senior playing for the Wootton High School football team in Rockville, Maryland, wide receiver Mack Hollins dressed in a suit and tie and carried a briefcase around school everyday. All of his friends questioned his attire, but they became used to it after two weeks. “You dress for the job you want,” Hollins told Capital News Service, “not the job you have.” (WTOP)
Super Bowl 2018: How fast can Philadelphia Eagles rookie Mack Hollins finish a Rubik's Cube?The cameras were trained on Mack Hollins, but the focus wasn't on the Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver's rookie season, his special teams contributions or his thoughts on the Super Bowl LII festivities. No, everyone was watching Hollins' hands, where the 24-year-old was busy fiddling with a Rubik's Cube. "I think it's bigger than what it is," Hollins said Thursday. (PennLive.com)
Eagles rookie Mack Hollins blends quirky personality, underdog mentality in unlikely wayMack Hollins is not your typical NFL rookie. He might not be your typical anything, really, and it doesn’t take long to figure out how refreshing that is. The Eagles wide receiver and special-teamer and I spoke for a little more than nine minutes. Hollins solved his ubiquitous Rubik’s — twice — in the time we talked. The key, he tells me, is a lot of patience. (Pro Football Weekly)
Tar Heels Today: Coby White, Ryan Switzer, UNC-Duke OT Thriller FlashbackCoby White outshines Duke commit Joey Baker, a heartfelt "thank you" to UNC fans from OL Khaliel Rodgers, Ryan Switzer to receive the Patterson Medal, time to let the freshmen big men take their lumps, and more in Tar Heels Today.
Khaliel Rodgers: What UNC Football has done for meUNC Senior OL Khaliel Rodgers: "As I move on to the next stage of my life and pursue my dreams to play in the NFL, I wanted to take this time to thank each and every one of you who made my experience at UNC truly amazing. I will be forever grateful to God, my teammates, coaching staff and fans for allowing me another chance to play the game that I love." (Daily Tar Heel)
Tar Heel Trailblazers: Peter HenryPeter Henry's UNC football career might not have gone as he expected when he walked on in 1987. But despite playing just two years for the Tar Heels, he said that experience and the education he received under a Morehead-Cain Scholarship laid the foundation for a professional career that's been devoted to helping people and assisting developing nations. (GoHeels.com)
Tar Heels Today: Roy offers Montgomery, Hollins at the Super BowlRoy Williams offers E.J. Montgomery, Mack Hollins meets the Super Bowl media, UNC women's basketball faces No. 5 Notre Dame, a classic UNC-Duke flashback and more in Tar Heels Today.
Former UNC star Hollins enjoying 'process' during rookie season with Super Bowl-bound EaglesPhiladelphia Eagles rookie wide receiver and UNC alum Mack Hollins is know to ride his bike to practices and games, so it shouldn't be a surprise that he brought a Rubik's Cube to the Super Bowl. Hollins likes a challenge, which is exactly what he went through in becoming a star for the Tar Heels, coming to Chapel Hill as a walk-on and leaving with 20 TD catches. (WRAL Sports Fan)
Mack Hollins Looking for Super Bowl RingMack Hollins got the full experience of just how big a deal making it to the Super Bowl is. “You get off the plane, and there’s 60 cameras there,” he said. “It’s a pinch yourself kind of thing.” Hollins, a former UNC walk-on receiver, who worked his way into a fourth-round NFL Draft pick, is just one of several members of the Eagles and Patriots who have North Carolina roots. (North State Journal)
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