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 the past couple of years at the youth and high school level, and he wanted a chance to return to the game's highest level. "I just wanted to challenge myself a little bit more, so I reached out to some of my contacts," Bly said.
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 inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame in 2014, was recruited by Virginia as a receiver and by Virginia Tech as an all-purpose “athlete.” UNC coach Mack Brown thought Bly’s best position was cornerback, and was quickly proven right.
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, Super Bowl champion, two-time Pro Bowler — then offers this: Despite all his success, he could’ve done more. “I left some things on the table,” Bly admits. “I was one of those guys that it came naturally for me."
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 the stride and Chris Hanburger the scowl and the clothesline tackle. But behind the scenes, the most revered name in football over half a century in Chapel Hill was that of Morris Mason.
Dre Bly Named To FWAA 75th Anniversary Team
Former North Carolina superstar Dré Bly was named to the third team at defensive back. Bly had a brilliant career in Chapel Hill from 1996-98, helping lead the Tar Heels to back-to-back top-10 finishes and three consecutive bowl victories. The Chesapeake, Virginia, native remains the only player in ACC history to earn first-team All-America honors in his first three seasons.
Out of the Blue: Dré Bly
Dré Bly is the only player in ACC history to be named first-team All-America three times in his career. After his standout college football career, the former Tar Heel will be remembered forever after his 2014 induction to the College Football Hall of Fame. “They sent me a notice, and I was very shocked. I just didn’t think I would get in on my first ballot."
Dre' Bly To Be Honored At Halftime
North Carolina and The National Football Foundation (NFF) & College Hall of Fame will jointly honor Dré Bly with an NFF Hall of Fame On-Campus Salute on Nov. 29 in Chapel Hill during the game between North Carolina and NC State. Coverage of the game will start at 12:30 p.m. ET on the ACC Network and ESPN3.
Dré Bly Hosts Event To Help Boys & Girls Club
The excitement won’t be over even when the UNC Spring Football Game stops. Former Tar Heel great and current NFL player Dré Bly is hosting a block party after the game to raise money for the Chapel Hill Boys and Girls Club. Another former player, Octavus Barnes, helped organize it.
Broncos' Bly a fearless flyer
Dré Bly lost a chess match Tuesday. Still, Bly considers himself the chess master. "The 1990s Cowboys lost sometimes, the 1990s Bulls lost sometimes," Bly reasoned. "I'm still the chess master." The Broncos' new right cornerback is not afraid to lose. Whether it's a spirited locker room chess match or playing the fourth quarter of a tight game, Bly will have his swagger on.
A little college reunion
Ronald Curry got some help from his friends on Saturday. Julius Peppers and Dré Bly, Curry's buds from back in their North Carolina Tar Heel days, were among the players who participated in Curry's football clinic at Darling Stadium that was informal and free. "I knew Ronald back in high school," said Bly, who attended Western Branch in Chesapeake, while Curry led Hampton High to three consecutive state championships from 1995-1997.
One-on-One with Dre Bly
When the 2007 NFL season kicks off, former Western Branch High School star Dré Bly will be donning a different uniform as he was traded by the Detroit Lions to the Denver Broncos. In eight seasons in the league, Bly has accomplished a lot, including winning a Super Bowl as a rookie during the 1999-2000 campaign as a member of the St. Louis Rams.
Broncos show faith in Bly with contract extension
Broncos owner Pat Bowlen strolled the lush grounds of the Arizona Biltmore resort knowing one of the final pieces of his expensive offseason had been secured. "Yes, we just signed Dré Bly," Bowlen said Wednesday regarding the $33 million, five-year deal. "That was big. I feel very good about where we are."