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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. 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.

Report: Ryan Switzer undergoes minor ankle surgery

Add Ryan Switzer to the list of Dallas Cowboys looking to get their health in order. Switzer appears to have been nursing a bit of an injury himself, having now undergone arthroscopic surgery on his ankle for what is being deemed as nothing more than a simple "clean up" procedure. He is expected to be ready for the start of the Cowboys' offseason program.

Austin Proehl Honored By Wooden Citizenship Cup

North Carolina's Austin Proehl was honored as a semifinalist for the Wooden Citizenship Cup, the organization Athletes For A Better World announced this week. The former Tar Heel receiver is one of 25 semifinalists nationally chosen from nominees across all sports and levels of college athletics. Proehl acted as a community service liaison for the UNC football program.

Tar Heels Today: Addressing UNC basketball's issues, recruiting info

A quick rundown of the latest Tar Heel news with some basketball and football recruiting info, today's upcoming game schedule, birthdays and historic events. It also includes the UNC photo of the day, and the thought of the day.

UNC Football: Bring on the blue seats

This change is primarily about one thing: making people feel better about paying $25-$60 a ticket to go sit outside for over three hours. This is no small feat in the world where most people’s home viewing experience is about as good as being there in person and doesn’t include having to fight for a parking space or deal with concessions. Going to a football game is a significant investment.

Deunta Williams Investing in Himself

"I didn't want to die with this story inside of me," Deunta Williams said. And thus, My Breaking Point was born. The book packs a lot of Williams' heart. It chronicles the story of the former UNC defensive back who grew out of a single-parent home in the projects of Jacksonville, N.C. to the brink of NFL stardom, before an injury forced him to re-evaluate his place in the world.

M.J. Stewart receives praise after first day in Mobile for Senior Bowl

Former UNC defensive back M.J. Stewart is hoping to be the next standout cornerback in the NFL. With the 2018 NFL Draft still a few months away, Stewart is participating in the Senior Bowl in Mobile, Alabama. During Tuesday’s practice, Stewart excelled during one-on-one drills against wide receivers and received some praise from scouts and writers on hand.

Chargers' Tre Boston working on second career as TV analyst

Anyone who has been around Tre Boston understands he has the gift of gab. So it's no surprise the Los Angeles Chargers safety is putting that skill to good use during the offseason. Boston has been appearing on the NFL Network as a guest analyst, something he started doing during the regular season and hopes to pursue once his playing career is over.

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Football Schedule at a Glance
Last Game:
North Carolina: 21
NC State: 33
Sat, Nov 25 Box Score
Upcoming Games:
UNC @ California
Sat, Sep 1 TBD
UNC @ East Carolina
Sat, Sep 8 TBD
Sat, Sep 15 TBD

ACC Football Standings
Coastal DivisionACCOverall
(13) Miami7-210-3
(24) Virginia Tech5-39-4
Georgia Tech4-45-6
North Carolina1-73-9

Atlantic DivisionACCOverall
(4) Clemson8-112-2
(23) NC State6-29-4
Wake Forest4-48-5
Boston College4-47-6
Florida State3-57-6

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