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Tar Heels Today: Roy offers Montgomery, Hollins at the Super Bowl
Roy Williams offers E.J. Montgomery, Mack Hollins meets the Super Bowl media, UNC women's basketball faces No. 5 Notre Dame, a classic UNC-Duke flashback and more in Tar Heels Today.
Former UNC star Hollins enjoying 'process' during rookie season with Super Bowl-bound Eagles
Philadelphia Eagles rookie wide receiver and UNC alum Mack Hollins is know to ride his bike to practices and games, so it shouldn't be a surprise that he brought a Rubik's Cube to the Super Bowl. Hollins likes a challenge, which is exactly what he went through in becoming a star for the Tar Heels, coming to Chapel Hill as a walk-on and leaving with 20 TD catches.
Mack Hollins Looking for Super Bowl Ring
Mack Hollins got the full experience of just how big a deal making it to the Super Bowl is. “You get off the plane, and there’s 60 cameras there,” he said. “It’s a pinch yourself kind of thing.” Hollins, a former UNC walk-on receiver, who worked his way into a fourth-round NFL Draft pick, is just one of several members of the Eagles and Patriots who have North Carolina roots.
Charlie Heck Named to All-ACC Academic Team
Charlie Heck has been named to the 2017 All-ACC Academic Team for football. The honor recognizes student-athletes from ACC schools who excel academically and athletically. To be considered, ACC student-athletes must have a minimum 3.0 grade point average for the fall semester, as well as a cumulative 3.0 over the course of their college careers.
Extra Points: Driven
In the beginning, before the lethal blocks on punt returns and the 65-yard touchdown receptions, before the leather briefcase and the python and the boa, there was the speed—the raw, unadulterated speed. Brian Hollins knew how fast his younger brother Mack Hollins could run. He'd seen it all their lives. "Oh, man, he's just got a different gear," says Brian.
Tar Heels Today: Clemson preview, football recruiting note, and the end of small ball?
UNC basketball in the AP and RPI rankings, previewing Clemson, Brice Johnson on the move, the end of "small ball"?! and a football recruiting nugget in Tar Heels Today.
Carolina Athletics Announces 2018 Tar Heel Trailblazers
UNC Athletics will honor its fourth class of Tar Heel Trailblazers on Saturday, recognizing Peter Henry and Rochelle Small-Toney at a luncheon and at halftime of the men's basketball game against Pittsburgh. Henry was a Morehead-Cain Scholar and member of the football team at UNC. He went on to study at Oxford University as a Rhodes Scholar.
Tar Heels Today: Berry's kind gesture, Hollins heads to the Super Bowl, recruiting notes, & more
Joel Berry makes a young fan's day, Roy Williams does not make a scheduled recruiting trip, Chase Rice performs for NHL fans, Wayne Ellington is hot for the Heat, Sunday's UNC results and more in Tar Heels Today.
Mack Hollins Jokingly Embarks on 1,357-Mile Bike Journey
Philadelphia Eagles rookie wide receiver Mack Hollins routinely rides his bike to work every day. But this time, Hollins jokingly set out a 1,357-mile journey. To Minneapolis. All jokes aside, the Eagles left on Sunday for Minneapolis as they embark on Super Bowl week. And considering Hollins' doesn't own a car - you can bet Hollins was on the flight to Minnesota.
Cowboys' Jonathan Cooper facing 4-to-5 months of injury rehab
Cowboys offensive lineman Jonathan Cooper will likely need four-to-five months of recovery from knee surgery. Cooper, who will be an unrestricted free agent, recently underwent surgery to repair the MCL in his left knee and it was previously reported that he'd be healthy by late April. However, it now seems he's more likely looking at a return date in June.
Marquise Williams honored by Mallard Creek High School
Former Mallard Creek quarterback Marquise Williams was honored by the school on Friday night. Williams, now a quarterback for the Canadian Football League's Saskatchewan Roughriders, gave the Mavericks his pro jersey, and they gave him a helmet. "It's special. I started here. It started who I am," Williams said. "I played with a great group of guys."
Getting another year out of Julius Peppers could be vital for Panthers
Should 38-year-old Julius Peppers retire, the Panthers would lose one of their best pass rushers and a key team leader. If Peppers returns, it likely would come at a bargain deal such as the one-year, $4.25 million contract -- including incentives earned -- he signed last offseason. That’s $10 million or more less than the average salary of the league's top six defensive ends.
Woody Durham's voice now instructing others about his rare disease
Primary progressive aphasia is a rare brain disorder that affects speech, and it can take years to get a proper diagnosis. Two years ago, UNC play-by-play man Woody Durham, who has one of the Triangle's most recognizable voices, learned he had PPA. Durham spent 40 years providing the soundtrack to UNC's most memorable sports moments.
Mallard Creek High School to Honor Marquise Williams on Friday
Mallard Creek High School will honor former quarterback Marquise Williams, who played at Mallard Creek and later at North Carolina. In high school, Williams was a Parade, SuperPrep and Tom Lemming All-American. Rivals.com rated him the No. 9 dual threat QB in the nation. As a senior he threw for 3,034 yards and 45 touchdowns and he rushed for 1,147 yards and 19 scores.
M.J. Stewart Named Top DB at Senior Bowl Practice
Former UNC cornerback M.J. Stewart was one of nine players recognized Thursday as a top performer at practice for Saturday’s Senior Bowl in Mobile, Alabama. Bowl officials named Stewart the top defensive back in this week’s practices, which could go a long way in improving his NFL Draft stock once April rolls around. Stewart turned heads in one-on-one drills.