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Name:Dré Bly
Hometown:Chesapeake, VA
High School:Western Branch
Born:May 22, 1977 (42)
Height/Weight:5-10, 200
Position:Cornerback
Notes:Football

UNC's Corey Bell Making 'Seamless' Transition To Wide Receiver
As Corey Bell Jr. went home to Charlotte for spring break in March, he received a call from UNC cornerbacks coach Dré Bly. Bly explained...

“I don’t lose.” Chesapeake native Dré Bly discusses reunion, rebuilding at UNC
In 1996, Dré Bly was the first freshman defensive player in college football history to earn consensus first-team All-America honors. He hopes his second first...

Dre Bly and North Carolina's Cornerbacks
A two-time All-American in the late 1990s, Dré Bly embodied the "rude boys" nickname created by early 90s defensive backs including Jimmy Hitchcock, Tim Smith,...

After a productive 2018 season, nickelback Trey Morrison ready to do more for UNC
In 2019, Trey Morrison, a rising sophomore, will have an even larger role. He has a new position coach in former UNC star Dré Bly...

New coach Dré Bly, a former star cornerback, remembers his UNC ‘rude boy’ days (it’s a mindset)
When Dré Bly played at North Carolina in the late 1990s, he helped make popular the phrase “rude boy,” the name adopted by UNC’s defensive...

Mack Brown Announces First Coaching Staff Hires
Dré Bly, Tim Brewster and Tim Cross are the first staff hires for UNC football coach Mack Brown. Bly, a 2014 College Football Hall of...

Saints cornerbacks getting extra dose of NFL experience from coaching intern Dré Bly
The New Orleans Saints have added coaching intern Dré Bly, a veteran of 11 seasons and a two-time Pro Bowler. Bly has been coaching for...

Dre Bly To Enter Virginia Hall of Fame
Former Tar Heel All-America cornerback Dré Bly will be inducted into his home state of Virginia's Sports Hall of Fame April 29. Bly, who was...

Tar Heel Football Legend Dré Bly Finds Passion in Coaching
How does Dré Bly get the attention of the young people he coaches? He talks about his resumé – three-time all-American, college hall of famer,...

Most Revered Name in Kenan Stadium History?
Charlie Justice was the most loved. Lawrence Taylor and Julius Peppers were the most feared. Dré Bly had the knack, Eric Ebron the smile and...


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