Complete coverage of North Carolina Tar Heels Football.
Tar Heels aim to keep momentum from 4-1 start after bye
Heading into Saturday's game against Wake Forest, the Tar Heels (4-1, 1-0 Atlantic Coast Conference) have won four straight after rallying from a huge deficit to win at Georgia Tech for the first time since 1997. That's also the last time UNC stood at 2-0 in the ACC, coming in Mack Brown's final season before taking over at Texas. (Associated Press
UNC Tight End Caleb Samuel’s Football Career Over Due to Heart Condition
The university also announced that redshirt freshman tight end Caleb Samuel’s football career has ended due to ongoing concerns related to a heart condition. Samuel played in all five games this season and scored on a two-point conversion against North Carolina A&T. (Chapelboro.com
UNC To Face Wake Forest's Attacking Blitzes
The Demon Deacons are allowing 296.0 yards per game and holding opponents to 27.8 percent third-down conversion rate (15th) in their 3-3 start. Opponents are averaging 13.2 third-down attempts per game, which translates to average of 3.7 conversions. The primary reason for Wake Forest’s defensive success through the first half of the season is its variety of blitzes. (Inside Carolina
Assured Tar Heel team eager for next ACC 'battle'
North Carolina has the identity Larry Fedora wants for his Tar Heels coming out of the bye week as they prepare to host Wake Forest. “Going into the season, we were hopeful that we were going to have the identity that we have right now,” he said. “And I attribute it to the leadership that we have on this football team and the way they handle the locker room.” (WRAL Sports Fan
Video: Weekly Football Press Conference Recap - Wake Forest
North Carolina coach Larry Fedora, Marquise Williams, and Jeff Schoettmer discuss scouting Wake Forest, taking advantage of the bye week, and more on October 12th, 2015.
Connor Barth perfect in return to Tampa Bay
Connor Barth made the most of his first game back with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers after being re-signed with the team. The former North Carolina and Hoggard High standout was perfect in his field goal attempts hitting from 35, 45, and 47 yards. Barth also hit all three of his PAT’s in the Buccaneers 38-31 win over Jacksonville. (WECT
UNC DT Aaron Crawford Out for Season
UNC freshman defensive tackle Aaron Crawford will have season-ending surgery on Thursday to repair a left foot fracture he suffered in practice last week. Crawford played in two games and had six tackles. UNC will apply for a medical redshirt on his behalf. In addition, redshirt freshman tight end Caleb Samuel’s career has ended due to ongoing concerns related to a heart condition. (Tar Heel Blog
Giovani Bernard up, Jeremy Hill down in Bengals' victory
As the Bengals continue experimenting with their two-back system, Giovani Bernard remains one of their brightest offensive pieces. Against the Seahawks he rushed 15 times for 80 yards and caught five passes for 21 yards. He could have had an even bigger game. Twice, Bernard dropped screen passes from quarterback Andy Dalton when he tried to improvise. (ESPN.com
ACC Football Week 6 Power Rankings
4. North Carolina Tar Heels (4-1, 1-0). UNC had a bye after a comeback win at Georgia Tech last week, with rival Duke passing the Heels on Saturday. No matter, as UNC has the chance to make it five in a row Saturday when it hosts this year’s crossover Atlantic opponent, Wake Forest. (ESPN.com
Bucs’ Barth Back To Prove He’s Still Got It
If there’s any bitterness about past dismissals, Connor Barth didn’t let on Wednesday afternoon. The Bucs’ most-accurate field goal kicker in franchise history is just happy to be back on an NFL roster and preparing for Sundays again after spending the end of last season with the Denver Broncos. (Pewter Report
Why the Return of Connor Barth to Tampa Bay Just Feels Right
Do you remember when some of your favorite characters came back to your favorite TV shows? Like when Michael Scott returned to the Office for the series finale? Or when Luke returned to General Hospital? I'm in no way stating I like General Hospital, but the point is this: Connor Barth returning to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers is a good thing. (Bucs Nation
Chris Keldorf Helping Athletes Maximize Potential
Former UNC quarterback Chris Keldorf joined Fusionetics six months ago as the senior vice president of elite sports. He works on the business development and sales side of the company, building relationships with the athletic training and medical staffs at organizations like UNC, Notre Dame, Texas Rangers, Chicago Bulls, Philadelphia Flyers, the UFC and youth athletic organizations. (Inside Carolina
UNC Football Rallies to Support the ‘Save the Fox’ Campaign
The UNC football team is joining in on the “Save the Fox” campaign aimed at helping Superior Court Judge Carl Fox. Fox is a UNC alumnus who was diagnosed in April with cancer where the bone marrow fails to make enough healthy blood cells. (Chapelboro.com
UNC Safety Donnie Miles Playing Physical Football
Donnie Miles has emerged as the Tar Heels’ leading tackler through five games this season, tallying 42 tackles to go along with a tackle for loss and a pair of pass breakups. The 5-foot-11, 210-pounder has adjusted seamlessly from the Ram position he played in 2014 to safety, due to his familiarity with the position. (Inside Carolina
Video: Marquise Williams is Running Into The Record Book
North Carolina senior quarterback Marquise Williams' passing and running has led the Tar Heels to 4 straight victories.