CHAPEL HILL, N.C. --- Training Camp 2018 continues for North Carolina, but the action is starting to ramp up as the players are now in pads and the Sept. 1 season opener is one week closer.

Inside Carolina photographer Jim Hawkins returned to Kenan Stadium this week, with a focus on the defense. This gallery is of the linebackers he photographed and it's not intended to cover every single player at the position on the roster, but rather as many as possible. And with those photos is commentary from Inside Carolina analyst and video reporter, and former member of the Tar Heel program, Taylor Vippolis.