Complete coverage of North Carolina Tar Heels Football.
Now Healthy, Marquise Williams Polishing His Craft
Marquise Williams is finally healthy. The Charlotte, N.C. native had surgery to repair a torn labrum in his left hip in February and was cleared to return to football last month. “I haven’t felt this good since my sophomore year in high school,” Williams said. Williams initially hurt his hip in UNC’s win at Pittsburgh in November 2013. The lingering effects of the injury led to some improper technique.
Bulldog Bella joins UNC QB Williams for 'Walking Dead,' 'Bachelorette'
It's a good thing Marquise Williams and 17-month-old Bella share the same interests because otherwise the star quarterback at North Carolina would be risking his digits trying to wrestle the remote from the wrinkled brown and white baby. Bella is Williams' English bulldog, and she plants herself on Williams' dish chair whenever "The Walking Dead" or "The Bachelorette" is on television.
UNC WR Corps Provide Veteran Depth
North Carolina’s wide receiver corps will blend enough talent with experience in 2015 to make a claim for the program’s most well-stocked position group. Marquise Williams and UNC’s experienced offensive line will likely collect the bulk of the ACC Kickoff headlines, and deservedly so. The Tar Heels, however, return all three starters at wide receiver with quality depth filling out the two-deep.
ACC football to utilize medical observers
Commissioner John Swofford said Monday afternoon that the ACC will have two medical observers in the press box of each football game this fall to monitor player safety. The rule will be in place for all games involving an ACC team, and an observer will travel with his/her specific team. An observer will not have the ability to stop a game but will have direct contact to the sideline.
Bryn Renner, Caleb Pressley interview Larry Fedora (audio)
Former North Carolina quarterbacks Bryn Renner and Caleb Pressley sat in as co-hosts of The David Glenn Show on Thursday, and among their guests was UNC football coach Larry Fedora. During the visit, Fedora talked about preseason practice and when the team will start preparing for Week 1 opponent South Carolina.
Video: Marquise Williams Praises & Digs Schoettmer on INT
Watch as UNC football stars Marquise Williams and Jeff Schoettmer dress up as ACC Digital Network play-by-play announcers and commentate Schoettmer's exciting interception for a touchdown against Liberty in 2014.
Tar Heels QB learning from best
North Carolina quarterback Marquise Williams walked around in a dream state at last weekend’s Manning Passing Academy at Nicholls State University. As a second-year counselor, Williams knew the routine and what to expect in preparing to teach the 1,200 campers passing drills, but getting to work with Peyton and Eli Manning is a dream come true for the senior from Charlotte, N.C.
Five things to discuss on the eve of the ACC Kickoff
The Tar Heels are, for the time being, out from under the NCAA sanctions that contributed to some wildly inconsistent play during Larry Fedora's first three seasons. Poor performances to end the 2014 season had some players criticizing the team's effort. With NCAA issues still not resolved, and fans growing weary of mediocre results, year four looms as a pivotal year.
Carolina Football At The 2015 #ACCKickoff
The 2015 ACC Football Kickoff is underway at the Pinehurst Resort with seniors Jeff Schoettmer and Marquise Williams as well as head coach Larry Fedora set to represent the North Carolina football team. Stay tuned throughout Monday and Tuesday for the latest from Pinehurst as the Tar Heels meet the assembled ACC media. The 2015 preseason media poll will be announced on Tuesday, July 21, at 8 a.m.
Documents detail Hawkins' payments in UNC case
Newly unsealed documents in the case of an ex-college football player charged with violating North Carolina's sports agent law suggest he funneled money to multiple Tar Heels players and set up meetings with agents and financial advisers trying to sign them to contracts. Christopher Hawkins was arrested in May for providing former player Robert Quinn thousands of dollars and helping him sell game-used equipment in 2010.
ACC Kickoff: Team-by-team storylines
Will North Carolina's defense be better? UNC was awful on defense last year, giving up 29 or more points in 10 of 13 games. That’s why coach Larry Fedora brought in former Auburn coach Gene Chizik as the new defensive coordinator (the rest of the defensive staff is new, too). If the defense improves, UNC could make some noise. The offense returns 10 starters.
North Carolina Football: Five players to watch in 2015
The Tar Heels put together the highest-ranked recruiting class of Larry Fedora's four-year reign -- ranked 24th overall by Scout.com and third in the ACC -- and, Fedora added maybe his most important recruit in defensive coordinator Gene Chizik. Will it get North Carolina the breakthrough season it's been pining for? These five players will help to determine it.
Who’s Who in the ACC on preseason football watch lists
The preseason watch lists for 17 major college football awards were announced over the past two weeks, with no fewer than 77 ACC players and six from East Carolina earning mention for at least one honor. Clemson had the most nominees with eight, followed by North Carolina, Duke, Florida State and Virginia Tech with seven each.
Coastal Division baffling again entering ACC Football Kickoff
North Carolina welcomes back 17 starters, including 10 on an offense ably guided by quarterback Marquise Williams. But the Tar Heels ranked 116th among 125 teams nationally in scoring defense at 39.0 points per game last season, and absent exponential improvement under new coordinator Gene Chizik, UNC is less trustworthy than an o-lineman left to his own devices at the ice cream bar.
Catching up with Jaguars OL Brennan Williams: The NFL's biggest nerd
Brennan Williams received a scholarship to play at UNC, which is where he was named an honorable mention on the 2012 All-ACC team. In 2013 he was drafted in the third round by the Houston Texans and now plays for the Jacksonville Jaguars. He is also unquestionably the biggest nerd in the NFL. We caught up with Williams and talked about what it’s like being a football player with highly unconventional interests.