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Eagles rookie Mack Hollins blends quirky personality, underdog mentality in unlikely way

Mack Hollins is not your typical NFL rookie. He might not be your typical anything, really, and it doesn’t take long to figure out how refreshing that is. The Eagles wide receiver and special-teamer and I spoke for a little more than nine minutes. Hollins solved his ubiquitous Rubik’s — twice — in the time we talked. The key, he tells me, is a lot of patience.

Tar Heels Today: Coby White, Ryan Switzer, UNC-Duke OT Thriller Flashback

Coby White outshines Duke commit Joey Baker, a heartfelt "thank you" to UNC fans from OL Khaliel Rodgers, Ryan Switzer to receive the Patterson Medal, time to let the freshmen big men take their lumps, and more in Tar Heels Today.

Khaliel Rodgers: What UNC Football has done for me

UNC Senior OL Khaliel Rodgers: "As I move on to the next stage of my life and pursue my dreams to play in the NFL, I wanted to take this time to thank each and every one of you who made my experience at UNC truly amazing. I will be forever grateful to God, my teammates, coaching staff and fans for allowing me another chance to play the game that I love."

Tar Heel Trailblazers: Peter Henry

Peter Henry's UNC football career might not have gone as he expected when he walked on in 1987. But despite playing just two years for the Tar Heels, he said that experience and the education he received under a Morehead-Cain Scholarship laid the foundation for a professional career that's been devoted to helping people and assisting developing nations.

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."

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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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