Donnell Thompson News Archive

Kareem Martin next in line?

Marcus Jones. Julius Peppers. Ryan Sims. Greg Ellis. Donnell Thompson. William Fuller. Dee Hardison. Kentwan Balmer. Robert Quinn. Quinton Coples. The list of great of defensive linemen who have distinguished themselves as Tar Heels seems never ending. Junior Kareem Martin is anxious to continue the lineage as he transitions from supporting role to star performer for UNC. (Tar Heel Illustrated)

Extra Points: All In

From defensive back at Appalachian State to assistant coach at a half dozen stops to head football coach at Carolina--Everett Withers' career reached quite the unexpected pinnacle this week. "This is really surreal today," Withers said. "Really surreal. Withers, the son of a postman and school teacher, played at West Charlotte High at the time Lawrence Taylor, Darrell Nicholson and Donnell Thompson were terrorizing Tar Heel opponents. (Tar Heel Blue)

Streater's Stand

He wasn’t the meanest or the most athletic. Lawrence Taylor fit that bill. He wasn’t the biggest and strongest. Certainly Donnell Thompson and William Fuller brought more girth and sinew to the defense. But certainly Steve Streater was the heart and soul of one of the best defenses in Carolina football history. (Rams Club)

UNC football hero Steve Streater dead at age 50

UNC football hero Steve Streater died Friday at Randolph Hospital, according to a nursing supervisor. He was 50 years old. The hospital declined to release his cause of death. Streater starred on the 1980 UNC team, the last to win an ACC Championship. Streater, the team’s punter and top defensive back, played alongside Lawrence Taylor and Donnell Thompson – two players who made names for themselves in the NFL. (WRAL Sports Fan)

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