K.J. Sails News Archive

UNC Football Early Signing Day: Help Wanted 2.0

Cornerback Trey Morrison and safeties Bryson Richardson and Javon Terry join the DBs room for coach Terry Joseph. Perhaps one or three of them can push K.J. Sails, who certainly got excited about some plays he made in 2017. The incoming trio will get plenty of reps in practice and perhaps make waves on special teams as well, even if they don't see the field on defense early.

K.J. Sails a Bright Spot for UNC Amid Losses

In a season where North Carolina has faced ever-mounting struggles, the Tar Heels have found a bright spot in the play and attitude of defensive back K.J. Sails. "There's a lot of things he's doing well and one of them is just playing with energy - some juice - and being competitive and trying to make plays out there," said UNC defensive coordinator John Papuchis.

K.J. Sails' actions stem from his love of the game

On Saturday, K.J. Sails became a hot topic. As North Carolina’s 59-7 loss to Virginia Tech came to an end, fans took to Twitter and voiced their frustrations with the sophomore cornerback. He had jawed with Virginia Tech’s wide receivers all game, and he had demonstratively celebrated everything positive the UNC defense did. Some chided Sails for celebrating.

Being K.J. Sails

Celebration comes naturally to K.J. Sails. Exuberant celebration, which is more like it. “It’s part of who I am, it just comes out naturally,” Sails said following Wednesday’s practice. “It’s how I’ve been my whole life.” A true sophomore, Sails is just 5-11 and 175 ponds, though he likes to joke with his teammates he’s the biggest and baddest guy on the field.

Larry Fedora Live: Instant Replay

After a controversial touchdown call in North Carolina’s 35-30 loss to California on Saturday -- Golden Bears receiver Jordan Veasy and Tar Heels cornerback K.J. Sails wrestled for a ball in the end zone, resulting in both men falling out of bounds without clear possession -- Fedora took to his radio show on Tuesday to offer his thoughts about the instant replay rules.

Charlton Warren Seeking Consistency from UNC's Freshman Defensive Backs

No. 22 North Carolina’s freshmen defensive backs were arguably the top storyline of training camp. Players such as Patrice Rene, Myles Dorn and K.J. Sails, among others, became household names for diehards in the span of a few short weeks. The freshman learning curve continues into Week 1 as the Tar Heels prepare for No. 18 Georgia.

UNC Football 2016 Live Signing Day Updates

National Signing Day live updates for UNC's 2016 football recruiting class as undecided recruits make their final decisions, Letters of Intent roll in, and the newest crop of Tar Heels takes shape.

Fedora, Chizik to go in-home with K.J. Sails

According to a CarolinaBlue source, UNC head coach Larry Fedora and defensive coordinator Gene Chizik will have an in-home visit with 2016 cornerback target K.J. Sails (Gibsonton, FL/East Bay) on Thursday. Sails, a 5-11, 170-pound recruit, is coming off a Sunday-Monday official visit to North Carolina and canceled his Maryland official visit for this weekend.

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