Charlotte's Dorn brothers have unbreakable bond despite rival schools
Torin and Myles Dorn are quite the team. They are brothers, playing two different sports, with an unbreakable bond. In the weight room at their alma mater, Vance High School, the Dorn brothers are preparing for their next individual chapters. Torin Dorn is a guard on North Carolina State’s basketball team, while Myles Dorn is a junior safety on UNC's football team.
Extra Points: The Match Game
Among candidates to provide crunch plays for UNC when needed is junior safety Myles Dorn, who's matured physically and mentally into the player the coaching staff felt he could be when he committed out of Charlotte in 2015. "Give me 20 like him," says first-year safeties coach Tommy Thigpen. "If he stays healthy, he can be as good as anyone in the country."
Meals On Wheels With Heels
Myles Dorn's Wednesday morning started just like any other this semester, with an 8 a.m. class and then a tutoring session. But before lifting weights in the afternoon, he and four other North Carolina football players met at Binkley Baptist Church, which houses the offices for the Chapel Hill-Carrboro Meals on Wheels (CHCMOW) program.
UNC safety Myles Dorn Assuming Leadership Role
Myles Dorn has flashed big-play potential and proven to be a consistent performer for UNC at free safety. Next up for the junior is possibly an even tougher assignment: replacing M.J. Stewart and Donnie Miles as the leader in the secondary. Dorn was arguably UNC’s most productive defensive back a season ago, making 71 tackles, 2.5 tackles for loss and two interceptions.
UNC safety Myles Dorn named to Pro Footbal Focus’ Week 6 National Team of the Week
North Carolina sophomore safety Myles Dorn is being recognized for his outstanding individual performance (9 tackles, 2 ints) in the Tar Heels' 33-10 loss to Notre Dame last weekend. According to Pro Football Focus, Dorn’s play against the Fighting Irish was one of the best in the country — so much that he was named to the National Team of the Week for defense.
Not All Dire for UNC's Defense
Despite a lopsided loss to Notre Dame this weekend, Larry Fedora had plenty of positives to offer regarding the play of his defense on Monday. “There were some really good things on defense. Cayson Collins played probably the best game he’s played since he’s been here. Myles Dorn played the best game of his season. We had some guys that played really well.”
Myles Dorn Delivers
In an otherwise stormy day for UNC, sophomore safety Myles Dorn provided some positive plays in his team’s 33-10 loss to No. 21 Notre Dame. While the loss will be quickly put into the rear view mirror by the Tar Heels, it won’t be a day that Dorn will forget quickly. In the second quarter, the Charlotte, N.C. native picked off the first pass of his college career.
Myles Dorn Growing In Starting Role
North Carolina sophomore safety Myles Dorn made a career-high 11 tackles against Duke and forced a fumble against Old Dominion. Then came Saturday's home game against No. 21 Notre Dame. And although the Tar Heels lost 33-10, Dorn led a defense that played well in stretches, registering nine tackles, two interceptions, a pass breakup and a quarterback hurry.
Video: UNC Players Post-Notre Dame Locker Room Interviews
Several North Carolina players met with the media following the Tar Heels' 33-10 loss to No. 21 Notre Dame on Saturday at Kenan Stadium. Here is what Cole Holcomb, Anthony Ratliff-Williams, Cam Dillard, Chazz Surratt, Dajaun Drennon, M.J. Stewart, and Myles Dorn had to say as the team fell to 1-5 overall.
UNC football injury update and who steps in
North Carolina heads into Saturday’s showdown with Duke resembling a M.A.S.H. unit. The Tar Heels have lost numerous starters to injuries. The list includes linebacker Andre Smith, offensive linemen Bentley Spain, Cam Dillard, and William Sweet, defensive lineman Jalen Dalton, defensive back Myles Dorn, and wide receivers Thomas Jackson and Dazz Newsome.
Video: UNC Safety Myles Dorn interviews CB M.J. Stewart
Tar Heel safety Myles Dorn interviews cornerback M.J. Stewart at North Carolina's last interview availability before the Tar Heels kick off the 2017 season Saturday. Watch North Carolina host Cal at 12:20 on Saturday.
Jalen Dalton Aiming to Lead
The Tar Heels spent some time with the Marines in February of this offseason. It was just a team-building exercise to help teach the group to fight through adversity, but a major takeaway appears to be the continued progression of Jalen Dalton. “I remember [Dalton] stepping up,” safety Myles Dorn said. “We learned how to handle chaos and keep everybody calm.”
Myles Dorn Ready for Starting Role
North Carolina safety Myles Dorn will be asked to play older than his age this season. Luckily for the 19-year old, the date on his birth certificate is a bit deceiving. Dorn is entering his sophomore season with plenty of expectations awaiting him. Not only is he the son of former UNC standout Torin Dorn, but the 6-foot-2, 210-pound safety is slated to start alongside senior Donnie Miles.
Inside UNC's Position Battles: Defensive Backs
UNC returns its best corner (M.J. Stewart), and its best safety (Donnie Miles) from the 2016 season. Sophomore Myles Dorn is expected to take over the open safety spot. Dorn saw time at safety in all 13 games last season. Beyond Stewart, junior Corey Bell Jr. and sophomore Patrice Rene are the two names who have seen the most time at cornerback.
Instant Impact - Who will play a role for UNC Football in 2017?
A few freshman during the 2016 season made an impact in their first year on campus. Safety Myles Dorn, cornerback Patrice Rene, defensive end Tomon Fox, Dominique Ross, Jonathan Smith, and Marlon Dunlap all played significant snaps last season. Which 2017 signees could have a similar impact? The easy answer is the two running backs: Michael Carter and Antwuan Branch.