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"Where do you want to start?" Matt Merletti asks. A fair question.
Football bonds Merletti family
The News and Observer

Brandon Tate shredded his right knee midway through his senior season at the University of North Carolina, tearing the anterior cruciate and medial collateral ligaments. The Tar Heels had seven more games to play, but Tate's collegiate career was over. Still, the Patriots had seen enough of the receiver and returner to know they liked what they saw.
Patriots get return on gamble with Tate
The Worcester Telegram

Eric Ebron received a football scholarship offer from the University of North Carolina without playing a down of high school football. Smith coach Rodney Brewington took the 6-foot-5, 230-pound rising junior, a transfer student from Rhode Island, to an offseason camp at UNC to get exposed to players his own size. But when they arrived, Ebron physically stood out from the crowd like he towers over classmates in the hallways at Smith. The Carolina coaches moved him from receiver, where he had signed up, to work with a group of about 40 tight ends.
Tight end Ebron is one reason Smith is unbeaten
The Greensboro News-Record

David Glenn caught up with UNC safety Deunta Williams recently on Glenn's afternoon radio show.
David Glenn Chats With Deunta Williams
The ACC Sports Journal

North Carolina has lost 14 straight times in Charlottesville, dating back to 1981. The visiting Tar Heels are a 6 1/2-point favorite to end the streak. One of the things Virginia is going to have to figure out is a way to stop Tar Heels tailback Johnny White. In last weekend's game, a 21-16 win over Clemson in Chapel Hill, White accounted for 70.2 percent of the Tar Heels' offense.
Tar Heels want to break strange streak
The Charlottesville Daily Progress

Despite being mired in a two-game losing streak, Virginia (2-3, 0-2 ACC) plans to stick with Verica as the starting signal caller for better or worse.
Verica still No. 1 at QB
The Charlottesville Daily Progress

As a youngster who grew up going to Virginia football games, Matt Snyder had a chance to admire such talented offensive players as Matt Schaub, Heath Miller and U.Va. career receiving leader Billy McMullen.
U.Va. receiver leaps to the forefront
The Virginian Pilot

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