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Julius Peppers looks to keep playing
“We’ll see, we’ll see how long I have left and how long I feel like playing. Right now, I feel like playing as long as I can. As long as my body will allow me to play, I’m going to continue to play.” ~ Julius Peppers, May 29, 2014. As it turned out, Julius Peppers still had plenty of football left in him. And he feels like he still has more left for next year – and beyond.
Panthers' Tre Boston put on pick-6 show against Falcons
Tre Boston admitted he acted like he hadn't been there before on his 84-yard interception return that helped seal a playoff berth for the Carolina Panthers on Sunday. After snatching Matt Ryan's pass away from Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Harry Douglas and eluded Julio Jones' tackle, the safety from North Fort Myers High high-stepped into the end zone. He did a back flip, then posed.
Hakeem Nicks hoping for a repeat playoff performance
It’s the playoffs and Hakeem Nicks is hoping to have a repeat performance from three years ago, when he had 28 catches for 444 yards and four touchdowns during the New York Giants' Super Bowl run. You just thought the next step would be that he would become one of the premier receivers in the NFL. “It’s just playoffs and big games period,” Nicks said.
Nineteen Tar Heels On NFL Playoff Rosters
There are 19 former Tar Heels on the 2014-15 NFL playoff rosters. Carolina had 27 players on NFL rosters this season. Arizona - OG Jonathan Cooper, DE Kareem Martin; Baltimore - OT James Hurst; Carolina - S Tre Boston, LB Kevin Reddick; Cincinnati - TB Giovani Bernard, C Russell Bodine, WR Greg Little, WR Brandon Tate...
Connor Barth says he's ready for first postseason action
There was a point earlier this season when Denver Broncos head coach John Fox was asked what attributes he wanted in a kicker. "I want a guy who makes kicks," Fox said. "That's the biggest attribute." Since the Broncos signed Connor Barth on Nov. 25, Barth has been the guy making kicks.
Julius Peppers establishes himself as a leader
Julius Peppers will turn 35 years old on the day of the NFC title game this year. The veteran’s production has been vital to the Packers’ success. Seven sacks, two interceptions — both returned for touchdowns — four forced fumbles and three fumble recoveries. Add to that one big pre-game speech that fired up Green Bay after the bye week. Statistics don’t tell Peppers’ whole story.
Top 10 bowl comebacks in last 10 seasons
7. North Carolina defeated Tennessee (30-27, 2OT) in the Music City Bowl on Dec. 30, 2010: min win prob = 1.8%; Highlighted by a controversial ending in regulation in which it appeared that time had run out, North Carolina was given another chance to kick a game-tying field goal. The Tar Heels went on to win the game in overtime.
Vikings CB Jabari Price arrested on DWI
Rookie cornerback Jabari Price was arrested early Monday, the morning after the team’s season-ending win over the Chicago Bears, and was released from Hennepin County jail after he was booked on a misdemeanor charge of driving while impaired. A state trooper observed Price driving above the speed limit southbound on Interstate 35W and pulled Price over.
UNC Players React to Gene Chizik Hire
A few reactions from North Carolina Tar Heel football players about the news of Gene Chizik’s hiring to be the next defensive coordinator.
Gene Chizik By The Numbers
Early Thursday evening multiple reports indicated former Auburn head coach Gene Chizik had accepted an offer to become UNC's defensive coordinator. This hire, once made official, gives UNC a much needed boost after historically awful season on that side of the ball. Here is what the numbers say Chizik brings to the table.
Gene Chizik To Lead UNC's Defense
Gene Chizik has agreed to become Larry Fedora's new defensive coordinator, multiple sources confirmed to Inside Carolina on Thursday evening. The contract is three years guaranteed and totals in excess of $750,000 per year, sources confirmed. He was the head coach at Auburn from 2009-12. The Tigers won the national championship in 2010.
Report: North Carolina hires Gene Chizik as defensive coordinator
North Carolina has reportedly hired a new defensive coordinator, and it's someone who is quite familiar to college football fans. "Former Auburn coach Gene Chizik has accepted the North Carolina defensive coordinator position, a source tells ESPN. — Brandon Zimmerman (@BZSEC)" Chizik had been working as an analyst for the SEC Network this season and has not coached since being fired by Auburn following the 2012 campaign.
Murky Future For 2015 Football Tar Heels
In head coach Larry Fedora’s third year at the helm of the North Carolina football team, the Tar Heels finished with a 6-7 record – the first losing campaign for UNC since 2007. Following a lethargic bowl loss to Rutgers, where is the football program headed?
Connor Barth named AFC Special Teams Player of the Month
Denver Broncos kicker Connor Barth was named AFC Special Teams Player of the Month for December, the National Football League informed the Broncos on Wednesday. This represents the first such honor of his career and the eighth in Broncos history since the award was initiated by the NFL in 1993. Barth made 10-of-11 field goals (90.9%) and all 13 extra point attempts in four games during the month of December
UNC Football: What We Learned In 2014
The 2014 season was an eventful one for Carolina football. As they did in 2013, the Tar Heels had early success before enduring adversity, then rallied in the season’s latter half. The 2014 slate ended in disappointment with losses to NC State and Rutgers. Here are some of the things we learned from the year. 1. Marquise Williams is the quarterback.