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  02/24/21 - Sam HowellSo/2023, North Carolina, 6-1, 225 (DS#1 QB) + More +

  North Carolina coach Mack Brown isn't worried about the hype from a Heisman Trophy campaign becoming a distraction for quarterback Sam Howell. Brown was a guest on the Charlotte Observer's Talking Preps show Monday and covered everything from his use of emojis in text messages to the difficulty of recruiting in a pandemic. He reserved some of his highest praise for Howell, who has started every game the past two seasons for the Tar Heels. Carolina has begun in earnest touting Howell as a potential Heisman Trophy candidate, which Brown said he's very much behind.

"Some people are worried about Sam, going into his junior year, trying too hard," Brown said. "He will probably be a top round (NFL) draft choice next year and definitely right now considered a top Heisman candidate. But that he's not built that way. He's not going to worry about publicity. He wants to play and he wants to win." Howell led the ACC with 30 touchdown passes and 3,586 passing yards, which ranked sixth and fourth nationally, respectively. He's already tied the school record for career touchdown passes with 68, which is the most through a sophomore year in ACC history. And Howell still has never thrown a fourth-quarter interception. - Raleigh News Observer


(DS#1 QB) So/2023 QB Sam HowellNorth Carolina
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  Five North Carolina seniors had myriad personal reasons for choosing to return for another final football season, yet they each overlapped on one in particular. They believe the Tar Heels have to potential to do something special next season. Linebackers Tyrone Hopper and Tomon Fox, receiver Beau Corrales, tight end Garrett Walston and kicker Grayson Atkins, in a normal year, would have exhausted their eligibility after the Heels' 41-27 loss to Texas A&M in the Orange Bowl. But thanks to an NCAA waiver passed last summer for all fall sports, they had the option to play another senior year with the thought that it won't be interrupted by COVID-19. They're the only football players who took advantage of it at UNC. - Raleigh News Observer

(DS#29 WR) rSr/2022 WR Beau CorralesNorth Carolina
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  01/12/21 - Ty ChandlerrSr/2022, North Carolina, 5-11, 205 (DS#30 RB) + More +

  Running back Ty Chandler is transferring to North Carolina for his final season of eligibility after graduating from Tennessee. North Carolina announced Chandler's decision Tuesday. Chandler also announced his decision on Twitter, thanking Tennessee but saying he looks forward to a special season in Chapel Hill. The Tar Heels just lost a pair of 1,000-yard rushers in Javonte Williams and Michael Carter. A native of Nashville, Tennessee, Chandler ranked fifth all-time at Tennessee with 3,291 all-purpose yards in 46 games. He also averaged 4.9 yards per carry with 2,046 yards rushing. Chandler also had 780 yards on kickoff returns, and he averaged 10.1 yards per catch with 465 yards receiving. - AP College Football

(DS#30 RB) rSr/2022 RB Ty ChandlerNorth Carolina
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  01/08/21 - Tomon FoxrSr/2022, North Carolina, 6-2, 255 (DS#22 OLB) + More +

  North Carolina linebacker Tomon Fox announced through his Twitter account that he will return for another senior year. Fox is taking advantage of the NCAA eligibility waiver given to athletes from all fall sports that essentially allows for a do-over of their 2020 season ravaged by COVID-19. Fox, who is 6-foot-3, 255 pounds, led the Heels last season with seven sacks. He is also the team leader with 34 starts and 33 tackles for loss. He is currently tied with NFL Hall of Famer Lawrence Taylor for fifth place on UNC's career sacks list with 21. - Raleigh News Observer

(DS#22 OLB) rSr/2022 OLB Tomon FoxNorth Carolina
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  01/06/21 - Ty ChandlerrSr/2022, North Carolina, 5-11, 205 (DS#30 RB) + More +

  Tennessee running back Ty Chandler entered the transfer portal on Tuesday. The senior made 26 starts in his Vols career, rushing for 2,046 yards and ranking fifth in UT history with 3,306 all-purpose yards. Chandler rushed for 456 yards and four touchdowns on 100 attempts in 2020, when he was a clear No. 2 to sophomore Eric Gray. The Nashville native had more than 600 yards rushing in 2018 and 2019. He had a career-high 655 rushing yards in 2019. Chandler is a graduate transfer. - Knoxville News Sentinel

(DS#30 RB) rSr/2022 RB Ty ChandlerNorth Carolina
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  North Carolina and quarterback Sam Howell will have another trusted component on offense back next football season, with the return of veteran tight end Garrett Walston. Coach Mack Brown said Monday the senior Walston has chosen to use the extra year of college eligibility made available by the NCAA, and will stay on to play for the Tar Heels in 2021, his sixth season in the program. Walston had four catches in North Carolina‚Äôs loss to Texas A&M in the Orange Bowl during the weekend. - The Times News

(DS#34 TE) rSr/2022 TE Garrett WalstonNorth Carolina
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  01/03/21 - Michael CarterSr/2021, North Carolina, 5-07, 202 (DS#4 RB) + More +

  2020 PAUL HORNUNG AWARD FINALIST: Michael Carter, Senior running back/return specialist, North Carolina,...Carter played in all 11 games as a big play running back and outstanding pass catcher who also handled kickoff returns. He averaged 8.0 yards per carry (third nationally), 10.7 yards per catch, and 151.6 all-purpose yards per game (13th nationally). Carter was second in the nation with runs of 10+ yards and averaged 10.4 yards per carry in games against teams in the Top 25. He compiled 308 all-purpose yards and two scores against Miami, and 251 all-purpose yards and two scores against Virginia Tech. Carter made the Paul Hornung Award Weekly Honor Roll four times: against NC State, Duke, Wake Forest and Virginia Tech, touching the ball three different ways and accumulating 100+ all-purpose yards and touchdowns in each game. - The Louisville Sports Commission

(DS#4 RB) Sr/2021 RB Michael CarterNorth Carolina
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  2020 ALL-ACC FOOTBALL SECOND TEAM (COACHES/MEDIA): RB - Javonte Williams, North Carolina, 145,...Williams was the other half of UNC's dynamic backfield duo alongside Carter. Williams set a program record with 22 touchdowns and rushed for 1,140 yards in his junior season. He ranks second in the nation in total TDs and his 103.6 rushing yards per game is third in the conference. - North Carolina Football

(DS#3 RB) Jr/2021 RB *Javonte WilliamsNorth Carolina
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  12/29/20 - Sam HowellSo/2023, North Carolina, 6-1, 225 (DS#1 QB) + More +

  2020 ALL-ACC FOOTBALL SECOND TEAM (COACHES/MEDIA): QB - Sam Howell, North Carolina, 104,...Howell backed up his record-setting rookie campaign with an outstanding sophomore season. He completed 219 passes on 317 attempts (69.1%) for 3,352 yards and 27 TDs with only six INTs. His 3,352 passing yards leads the ACC and ranks fourth nationally, while the 27 touchdowns is tied for sixth in the country and second most in the ACC. - North Carolina Football

(DS#1 QB) So/2023 QB Sam HowellNorth Carolina
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  2020 ALL-ACC FOOTBALL FIRST TEAM (COACHES/MEDIA): LB - Chazz Surratt, North Carolina, 149,...Surratt repeats as a first-team linebacker after leading Carolina's defense with 91 tackles, tied for the team lead with six sacks and was second with 7.5 TFL. He also had six hurries, three pass breakups, one interception, one forced fumble and one fumble recovery. Surratt's 91 tackles were fifth most in the conference, while the six sacks tied for 10th. - North Carolina Football

(DS#2 ILB) rSr/2021 ILB Chazz SurrattNorth Carolina
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  12/29/20 - Jordan TuckerJr/2022, North Carolina, 6-7, 335 (DS#17 OT) + More +

  2020 ALL-ACC FOOTBALL HONORABLE MENTION (COACHES/MEDIA): OT - Jordan Tucker, North Carolina, 26,...Brian Anderson, Joshua Ezeudu, Marcus McKethan and Jordan Tucker all helped anchor an offensive line that was vital to Carolina setting a new program standard by averaging 556.6 yards of total offense per game, and scoring 43.0 points per game. The Tar Heels' 6,123 total yards leads all of college football, while the 43.0 ppg is the third highest average among Power 5 programs, trailing only Alabama and Clemson. - North Carolina Football

(DS#17 OT) Jr/2022 OT Jordan TuckerNorth Carolina
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  12/29/20 - Dazz NewsomeSr/2021, North Carolina, 5-11, 190 (DS#27 WR) + More +

  2020 ALL-ACC FOOTBALL HONORABLE MENTION (COACHES/MEDIA): WR - Dazz Newsome, North Carolina, 45,...Newsome hauled in 48 catches for 616 yards and five touchdowns in his senior campaign. He ranked 10th in the ACC in receptions and touchdowns in 2020. Newsome leads all active ACC players with 182 career receptions, the third most in program history. - North Carolina Football

(DS#27 WR) Sr/2021 WR Dazz NewsomeNorth Carolina
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  12/29/20 - Brian AndersonJr/2022, North Carolina, 6-2, 295 (DS#21 C) + More +

  2020 ALL-ACC FOOTBALL HONORABLE MENTION (COACHES/MEDIA): C - Brian Anderson, North Carolina, 23,...Brian Anderson, Joshua Ezeudu, Marcus McKethan and Jordan Tucker all helped anchor an offensive line that was vital to Carolina setting a new program standard by averaging 556.6 yards of total offense per game, and scoring 43.0 points per game. The Tar Heels' 6,123 total yards leads all of college football, while the 43.0 ppg is the third highest average among Power 5 programs, trailing only Alabama and Clemson. - North Carolina Football

(DS#21 C) Jr/2022 C Brian AndersonNorth Carolina
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  12/29/20 - Trey MorrisonJr/2022, North Carolina, 5-09, 195 (DS#139 CB) + More +

  2020 ALL-ACC FOOTBALL HONORABLE MENTION (COACHES/MEDIA): S - Trey Morrison, North Carolina, 20,...Morrison, who saw time at both safety and nickel, came up with 32 tackles, three breakups, one TFL, one hurry and one interception. - North Carolina Football

(DS#139 CB) Jr/2022 CB Trey MorrisonNorth Carolina
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  12/29/20 - Tomon FoxrSr/2022, North Carolina, 6-2, 255 (DS#22 OLB) + More +

  2020 ALL-ACC FOOTBALL HONORABLE MENTION (COACHES/MEDIA): LB - Tomon Fox, North Carolina, 21,...Fox led the UNC defense with 9.5 TFL and tied for the team lead with six sacks. He made 31 tackles, had six hurries, blocked a kick and forced a fumble in his final season in Chapel Hill. - North Carolina Football

(DS#22 OLB) rSr/2022 OLB Tomon FoxNorth Carolina
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