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Former Sun Valley HS standout to make NFL debut in preseason game

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Two-time WSOC Big 22 Finalist Sam Howell will make his NFL debut this Saturday when the Washington Commanders host the Carolina Panthers in week one of the preseason.

Howell is the former record-setting Sun Valley High School and UNC star quarterback and was the fifth-round pick by the Commanders.

Howell will start the first preseason game from the sideline, which hasn’t happened for as long as he can remember.

>>> Watch the video at the top of this page for Channel 9 Sports Director Phil Orban’s full interview with former Tar Heel Sam Howell.

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