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Jesse Holley Named Host of Late Night With Roy

Jesse Holley Named Host of Late Night With Roy

Stuart Scott. Kenny “The Jet” Smith. Jesse Holley.

When the UNC men’s basketball team officially kicks off its season Oct. 14 with its annual “Late Night with Roy” event, they’ll each have yet another thing in common.

Each man was a Tar Heel in their college days, but once Holley finishes his duties as host of “Late Night” he’ll join the other two among a small group of people to do so.

Holley played basketball for two years under head coach Roy Williams–including during the 2004-05 National Championship season. He also was a star wide receiver on the UNC football team from 2003-06, who later went on to play three years with the Dallas Cowboys.

Jesse Holley was a two-sport athlete at UNC. He's radio sports personality in Dallas now, after spending three years in the NFL playing receiver for the Cowboys. (UNC Athletics)

Jesse Holley was a two-sport athlete at UNC. He’s radio sports personality in Dallas now, after spending three years in the NFL playing receiver for the Cowboys. (UNC Athletics)

He earned his spot on the Cowboys only after winning a reality show on Spike TV called “Fourth and Long” hosted by legendary Cowboy receiver Michael Irvin.

These days, Holley works as a sports personality on 105.3 The Fan radio in the Dallas area–making him more than ready to host “Late Night with Roy.”

This year’s UNC team will showcase 10 returning players that night–including three starters–from last year’s National Finalists.

New freshmen Seventh Woods, Brandon Robinson and Tony Bradley will also be making their debuts.

A new format will be debuted this year at the “Late Night” event–with an evening-long competition between the Blue and White teams highlighting the night.

A champion will be crowned following the traditional scrimmage game, but it will include points tallied during various shooting drills and a three-point competition.

Of course, it wouldn’t be “Late Night with Roy” without some dancing.

The Blue and White teams will each be scored on the dances they perform with the Carolina Dance Team as well.

Doors will open at 6 p.m. the night of the event. Admission, as always, is free.

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