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  • Pos WR
  • Height 5-11
  • Weight 190

Prospect Info

  • High School Hampton
  • City Hampton, VA

Chicago Bears

  • Pos WR

As a Prospect

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  • Class 2017
  • Committed 2/1/2017
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Athletic Background

2019 - Junior Season
Started all 12 games he played in at wide receiver • Second-team All-ACC selection • Led the team with 72 receptions and 84.8 receiving yards per game, and was second on the team with 1,018 receiving yards and 10 receiving touchdowns – both figures rank fifth in UNC history • Was sixth in the ACC in receptions, receiving TDs and receiving yards per game • Was seventh in receiving yards • 50 of his 72 catches resulted in a first down (second in ACC, 14th in P5) • Named to Paul Hornung Award Watch List, given annually to the most versatile player in major college football • Led team with 74 yards receiving on four catches against South Carolina • Had one punt return for 15 yards • Registered the game-winning TD with a 10-yard diving catch in the corner of the end zone with 1:01 left in the fourth quarter against Miami • Finished with 46 yards on two catches • Had a team-high seven catches for 62 yards at Wake Forest • Snagged a 21-yard TD as part of an 88-yard, six reception game versus App State • Had eight catches for 81 yards and a TD at Georgia Tech • Registered first career two TD game at Virginia Tech as part of 9-catch, 112-yard performance • Had 103 yards and a TD on four catches against Duke • Caught four balls for 65 yards against Virginia • Named ACC Receiver of the Week and to Pro Football Focus ACC Team of the Week after setting career highs with 11 catches for 170 yards and a TD at Pitt • Had seven catches for 130 yards and a TD at NC State • Had eight catches for 71 yards and two TDs against Temple in the Military Bowl.

2018 - Sophomore Season
Appeared in all 11 games, making six starts, at wide receiver and on special teams • Posted 44 receptions for 506 yards and two TDs at receiver • Added 96 yards rushing and a TD on seven carries • Also returned kickoffs and punts • Returned six kickoffs for 125 yards (20.8 ypr) and 19 punts for 286 yards (15.1 ypr) and a TD • Tallied 1,013 all-purpose yards (92.1 ypg) on the season (96ru/506rec/286pr/125kr) • Was one of just seven players nationally to score TDs via rush, reception and punt return • Caught two balls for nine yards, had nine yards rushing and returned two punts for 28 yards at Cal • Made three catches for 13 yards at ECU • Tallied six receptions for 110 yards, including a 47-yarder, against Pitt • Returned two kickoffs for 53 yards and one punt for 15 yards at Miami • Made five receptions for 53 yards, completed a 43-yard pass, and returned three punts for 51 yards versus Virginia Tech • Notched seven receptions for 90 yards, including a 55-yarder, and a TD, a six-yard rush, and returned a punt 75 yards for a TD at Syracuse • Earned ACC Specialist of the Week honors for his performance at Syracuse • Posted three receptions for 56 yards at Virginia • Added three receptions for 17 yards against Georgia Tech • Scored on an 84-yard run, caught six passes for 66 yards, returned two kickoffs for 34 yards and returned a punt for 21 yards at Duke • Added a five-yard reception, a 22-yard kickoff return and three punt returns for 82 yards, including a 41-yarder, versus Western Carolina • Posted six receptions for 91 yards against NC State.

2017 - True Freshman Season
Appeared in nine games and made two starts at wide receiver • Caught 18 passes for 227 yards • Rushed eight times for 52 yards • Hauled in two passes for 19 yards and gained 26 yards on three carries in the season finale at NC State • Had a season-long 20-yard rush against the Wolfpack • Caught a season-high five balls for 46 yards in the win at Pitt • Had a pair of catches for 29 yards against Miami • Matched a season high with three catches for 38 yards to lead Carolina at Virginia Tech • Returned from injury against Virginia and caught two balls for 11 yards • Gained 54 yards on a jet sweep reception on his first career touch against Louisville.

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