North Carolina

Four Tar Heels selected to Senior Bowl

Posted January 15, 2012
Updated January 16, 2012

— North Carolina will send an ACC-best four players to the 2012 Senior Bowl. Defensive end Quinton Coples, defensive tackle Tydreke Powell, linebacker Zach Brown and wide receiver Dwight Jones have all officially accepted invites to the 2012 game, it was announced today.

The senior showcase event is set for 3 p.m. (CT) on Saturday, Jan. 28th in Mobile’s Ladd-Peebles Stadium. The game and all practices will be televised by NFL Network.

“This is an outstanding group of seniors from North Carolina,” Senior Bowl President and CEO Steve Hale said. “All four players had productive careers in Chapel Hill and are very deserving of this opportunity to showcase their talents in front of the National Football League.”

Coples was a first-team All-ACC selection this season after leading the Tar Heels in both tackles for loss (15.5) and sacks (7.5). He posted 55 total tackles on the year — good enough for fourth-best on the team. He ranks fourth in the country among active players with 24 career sacks and leaves Chapel Hill with 144 total tackles, five forced fumbles, 22 quarterback hurries and four pass breakups.

Powell was an Honorable Mention All-ACC honoree in 2011 after starting all 13 games at defensive tackle for the Tar Heels. He recorded 46 tackles, including 4.5 tackles for loss, one sack, one interception and a forced fumble. The Ahoskie, N.C., native tallied 135 total tackles, including 6.5 tackles for loss, seven pass breakups three forced fumbles and three fumble recoveries in 27 career starts.

Brown earned first-team All-ACC honors and was a Butkus Award semifinalist this season after leading the Tar Heels with 105 tackles. He also posted 13.5 tackles for loss, 5.5 sacks, three interceptions, three forced fumbles and four pass breakups. Brown closed out his career with a season-high 14 tackles in North Carolina’s bowl game against Missouri—his fifth double-digit tackle game of the year. He totaled 230 career tackles, including 19 tackles for loss, 5.5 sacks, seven interceptions, four pass breakups and three forced fumbles.

Jones was a second-team All-ACC pick in 2011 after leading the league with 85 receptions and 12 receiving touchdowns. He also totaled 1,196 receiving yards and averaged 92 yards per game. His 85 receptions were the fifth-most in ACC history for a single-season. Jones posted five 100-yard receiving games this season and nine for his career. He finished his career with 2,163 receiving yards and 16 touchdowns.
 

7 Comments

Please with your WRAL.com account to comment on this story. You also will need a Facebook account to comment.

Oldest First
View all
  • heelsforever Jan 16, 2012

    View quoted thread


    See story pinned just above this one.

  • 4tarheels Jan 16, 2012

    Congrats to ALL ACC participants.

  • zanerx Jan 16, 2012

    Congrats, guys! GO HEELS!!

  • StunGunn Jan 16, 2012

    Congrats and good luck, guys!

  • packfan79 Jan 16, 2012

    What about Audie Cole and T.J. Graham? At least these 2 won't be carrying all that extra baggage to the game! Thanks for the support WRAL! GO PACK!

  • Dubble EE Jan 15, 2012

    Nice work! Good luck fellas!

  • FAN72 Jan 15, 2012

    Congratulations for the recognition and participation in the Senior Bowl.

  • CIAA Tournament: Quarterfinals

    Tonight at 7:00 on METV 50.2

  • CIAA Tournament: Quarterfinals

    Tonight at 9:00 on METV 50.2

  • CIAA Tournament: Semifinal

    Tomorrow at 7:00 pm on METV 50.2

  • ACC: UNC at Pitt

    Saturday at 12:00 pm on WRAL-TV

  • Premier League Soccer: Watford vs. West Ham *Joined in Progress*

    Saturday at 2:00 pm on WRAL-TV

  • Creighton @ Villanova

    Saturday at 3:00 pm on FOX50

  • PGA Golf: The Honda Classic

    Saturday at 3:00 pm on WRAL-TV

  • NHL: Flyers v. Penguins

    Saturday at 8:00 pm on WRAL-TV

  • NHL Hockey Ottawa Senators at Carolina Hurricanes

    Tomorrow at 7:30 pm on 99.9 The Fan

  • College Basketball Creighton at Villanova

    Saturday at 3:00 pm on 99.9 The Fan

Men's College Basketball
1
7:00 PT8:00 MT9:00 CT10:00 ET3:00 GMT11:00 北京时间8:00 MST10:00 EST
Preview
7:00 PT8:00 MT9:00 CT10:00 ET3:00 GMT11:00 北京时间8:00 MST10:00 EST
Preview
4
5
6:00 PT7:00 MT8:00 CT9:00 ET2:00 GMT10:00 北京时间7:00 MST9:00 EST
Preview
4:00 PT5:00 MT6:00 CT7:00 ET12:00 GMT8:00 北京时间5:00 MST7:00 EST
Preview
15
16
6:00 PT7:00 MT8:00 CT9:00 ET2:00 GMT10:00 北京时间7:00 MST9:00 EST
Preview
20
7:00 PT8:00 MT9:00 CT10:00 ET3:00 GMT11:00 北京时间8:00 MST10:00 EST
Preview
NBA Scoreboard
Portland 4:00 PT5:00 MT6:00 CT7:00 ET0:00 GMT8:00 5:00 MST7:00 EST4:00 UAE (+1)01:0019:00 ET6:00 CTNaN:�
Preview
Orlando 
Charlotte 4:30 PT5:30 MT6:30 CT7:30 ET0:30 GMT8:30 5:30 MST7:30 EST4:30 UAE (+1)01:3019:30 ET6:30 CTNaN:�
Preview
Detroit 
Houston 5:00 PT6:00 MT7:00 CT8:00 ET1:00 GMT9:00 6:00 MST8:00 EST5:00 UAE (+1)02:0020:00 ET7:00 CTNaN:�
Preview
New Orleans 
New York 5:00 PT6:00 MT7:00 CT8:00 ET1:00 GMT9:00 6:00 MST8:00 EST5:00 UAE (+1)02:0020:00 ET7:00 CTNaN:�
Preview
Cleveland 
LA Clippers 7:30 PT8:30 MT9:30 CT10:30 ET3:30 GMT11:30 8:30 MST10:30 EST7:30 UAE (+1)04:3022:30 ET9:30 CTNaN:�
Preview
Golden State 
Denver 7:30 PT8:30 MT9:30 CT10:30 ET3:30 GMT11:30 8:30 MST10:30 EST7:30 UAE (+1)04:3022:30 ET9:30 CTNaN:�
Preview
Sacramento 
NHL Scoreboard
NY Rangers 4:30 PT5:30 MT6:30 CT7:30 ET0:30 GMT8:30 北京时间5:30 MST7:30 EST4:30 UAE (+1)19:30 ETNaN:� BRT
Preview
Toronto 
NY Islanders 4:30 PT5:30 MT6:30 CT7:30 ET0:30 GMT8:30 北京时间5:30 MST7:30 EST4:30 UAE (+1)19:30 ETNaN:� BRT
Preview
Montreal 
Calgary 4:30 PT5:30 MT6:30 CT7:30 ET0:30 GMT8:30 北京时间5:30 MST7:30 EST4:30 UAE (+1)19:30 ETNaN:� BRT
Preview
Tampa Bay 
Colorado 5:00 PT6:00 MT7:00 CT8:00 ET1:00 GMT9:00 北京时间6:00 MST8:00 EST5:00 UAE (+1)20:00 ETNaN:� BRT
Preview
Nashville 
Arizona 5:30 PT6:30 MT7:30 CT8:30 ET1:30 GMT9:30 北京时间6:30 MST8:30 EST5:30 UAE (+1)20:30 ETNaN:� BRT
Preview
Chicago 
Boston 7:30 PT8:30 MT9:30 CT10:30 ET3:30 GMT11:30 北京时间8:30 MST10:30 EST7:30 UAE (+1)22:30 ETNaN:� BRT
Preview
Los Angeles 
ATP Scoreboard
Thursday, Feb. 23
Open 13 (ATP)
Second Round
J. Struff3 6 63   
D. Medvedev6 3 77   
N. Mahut5 6 65   
N. Gombos7 3 77   
(2) J. Tsonga6 6    
I. Marchenko3 3    
(1) G. Monfils6 6    
S. Stakhovsky1 4    
 
Delray Beach Open (ATP)
Second Round
N. Basilashvi3 5    
S. Darcis6 7    
(4) S. Querrey6 6    
J. Donaldson2 3    
T. Fritz6 3 4   
D. Young4 6 6   
(7) J. Del Potro 
D. Dzumhur 
 
Rio Open (ATP)
Second Round
H. Zeballos64 6 4   
A. Dolgopolov77 4 6   
(4) P. Carreno Bu6 4 6   
V. Estrella B2 6 2   
R. Carballes 3     
C. Ruud3     
T. Bellucci 
T. Monteiro 
 
WTA Scoreboard
Thursday, Feb. 23
Dubai Tennis Championship (WTA)
Quarterfinals
A. Sevastova6 7    
Q. Wang4 5    
(7) E. Svitolina6 6    
L. Davis0 4    
(10) C. Wozniacki6 6    
C. Bellis3 2    
(1) A. Kerber6 6    
A. Konjuh3 2    
 
Hungarian Ladies Open (WTA)
Second Round
(5) Y. Wickmayer6 6    
I. Khromachev4 2    
I. Falconi63 3    
C. Witthoeft77 6    
(1) T. Babos6 6    
A. Blinkova3 2    
(7) O. Dodin6 6    
T. Korpatsch2 1