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Trubisky transitions into spotlight at UNC football's pro day

Whatever name Mitchell Trubisky goes by won’t matter once he steps onto the field. With just one month until the NFL Draft, the Mitch versus Mitchell debate has taken on a life of its own during Trubisky’s quest to prove he can lead an NFL franchise. But at UNC’s Pro Timing Day on Tuesday, all the focus was on Trubisky’s arm, as he threw to former teammates in front of scouts. (Daily Tar Heel)

Panthers safety Tre Boston brings positive message to schools

Tre Boston truly cares about his community. The Fort Myers native and Carolina Panthers safety spoke to two schools Wednesday and is visiting four this week. Boston has a positive message for the kids. Many can relate to his life of modest means, getting in trouble and on the path to doing worse - but the North Fort Myers grad is living proof there is another way. (NBC 2)

Titans DL Sylvester Williams Wants to Make Late Father Proud

Sylvester Williams knows his late father is proud of him. As a member of the Titans, the team’s new defensive lineman plans to continue doing things to make his father happy. He just wishes his dad could witness it himself. “When I first went to college, my dad was so happy for me. The day I got drafted, he was so proud. I told him then: ‘Everything I do is going to be for you.'" (Tennessee Titans)

5 things you need to know about new Giants RB Shaun Draughn

29-year-old Shaun Draughn played four seasons at North Carolina and finished with 2,070 rushing yards. His best performance came during his final game in Carolina blue. Draughn rushed for a career-high 160 yards on 23 carries, including a 58-yard touchdown run, to help lead UNC to a 30-27 double overtime win over Tennessee in the Music City Bowl. (New York Giants)

Darian Durant nurses bittersweet feelings over trade to Alouettes

Darian Durant was betrayed by his emotions. The former Saskatchewan Roughriders quarterback said all the right things while answering questions about his first return to the Queen City since his CFL rights were traded to the Montreal Alouettes on Jan. 13. But it was nonetheless obvious that he is still recovering from the transaction. “It’s bittersweet,’’ Durant said. (Regina Leader-Post)

Maye Family Continues the Carolina Connection

Like many youngsters growing up in North Carolina, Luke Maye pretended to be a great Tar Heel quarterback when he threw the football around the yard. Unlike most youngsters, that UNC quarterback Maye was emulating was his father, Mark. “I idolized my father,” Luke says. “I wanted to throw the football like he threw it and I wanted to shoot the basketball like he shot it.” (Rams Club)

UNC Coach Deke Adams Juggles Dual Roles

As recruits filed into the Kenan Football Center for UNC's exclusive junior day, Deke Adams scanned the crowd of blue-chippers in search of defensive line prospects. While browsing, Adams couldn’t help noticing a very familiar face. Adams, UNC’s defensive line coach, has known this familiar face since birth. Now, Adam's youngest son - Jordyn Adams - is a UNC recruit. (Inside Carolina)

What can Jonathan Cooper be for the Cowboys?

Jonathan Cooper is a player who has started 14 games in his three seasons and still has some of the ability that he flashed at North Carolina. Cooper still has the ability to be a solid if not good starting offensive lineman in the NFL, and playing between the likes of Tyron Smith and Travis Frederick in Dallas will only help Cooper be more effective. (FanRag Sports)

Video: Walk 2 the House! with Mitchell Trubisky,T.J. Logan, Bug Howard

Cover32 continues their Path 2 the Pros coverage of our 2017 Spotlight School, the University of North Carolina. We took a Walk 2 the HOUSE! with QB Mitchell Trubisky, combine-fastest RB T.J. Logan, and the quick-witted and clutch performing WR Bug Howard. View Video...

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. (UNC Lettermen)

Five non-QB position battles to watch in the ACC: UNC wide receiver

What ESPN said: Austin Proehl should fit nicely in the slot, and while expecting him to replicate Ryan Switzer’s production is a lot to ask, he’s at least a known commodity. Outside of that, however, UNC has some big question marks, and finding receivers to match up on the outside with bigger corners is a concern. The best bet might be Jordan Cunningham, a one-time recruiting star who transferred from Vanderbilt in 2015. (Carolina Blue)

Nazair Jones reflects on Pro Day, Draft Stock

UNC hosted its Pro Day workout Tuesday where a plethora of Carolina football players showcased their skills in front of scouts from all 32 NFL teams, and for defensive tackle Nazair Jones, it's been a long time coming. "It's been really a dream come true," Jones told the media after his workout. "Before the season, my goal was to be in this situation." (Carolina Blue)

3 takeaways from UNC football's NFL Pro Timing Day

Seventy-five scouts attended North Carolina’s pro day on Tuesday. In addition, SportsCenter and NFL Network had camera crews at Navy Field to document the action. Many were there for quarterback Mitch Trubisky but stayed to watch defensive tackle Naz Jones, defensive end Mikey Bart, running back T.J. Logan and others. This follows the NFL Combine in Indianapolis. (Daily Tar Heel)

Trubisky takes more steps in draft process

During the process leading to the NFL Draft, Mitch Trubisky hasn’t answered all questions with glowing self-endorsements. The strangest question fielded from NFL teams: “How good are you at doing the Nae Nae?” On a scale of 1 to 10, Trubisky says he rates a 2. His grades appear much higher as he strides toward this spring’s draft day. (Burlington Times News)

Woody Durham to Receive Lindsey Nelson Broadcasting Award

Legendary North Carolina play-by-play announcer Woody Durham is this year’s recipient of the Lindsey Nelson Broadcasting Award. The award presentation will be held Saturday, April 22, in Knoxville, Tennessee. Durham served as the play-by-play announcer on more than 1,800 UNC football and men’s basketball broadcasts and is a member of the North Carolina Sports Hall of Fame. (Tennessee Athletics)

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(16) Virginia Tech6-310-4
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