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UNC-Georgia Tech: Matchup to Watch
The Tar Heels lost starting wide receivers Austin Proehl and Toe Groves to significant and potentially season-ending injuries, one week after losing another starter for...

What UNC will miss statistically without Andre Smith, Thomas Jackson
On Thursday, North Carolina announced that three key players — Andre Smith, Thomas Jackson and William Sweet — will miss the remainder of the 2017...

UNC loses 3 injured starters for year ahead of Duke game
North Carolina's injury situation is getting worse. The school says three starters — linebacker Andre Smith, offensive tackle William Sweet and receiver Thomas Jackson —...

Three More Tar Heels Out for the Season
UNC announced Thursday that wide receiver Thomas Jackson, offensive tackle William Sweet and linebacker Andre Smith will miss the remainder of the season due to...

UNC football injury update and who steps in
North Carolina heads into Saturday’s showdown with Duke resembling a M.A.S.H. unit. The Tar Heels have lost numerous starters to injuries. The list includes linebacker...

Why UNC WR Thomas Jackson is now helping his team from the sidelines
Thomas Jackson was supposed to be here. Sophomore wide receiver Anthony Ratliff-Williams couldn’t find the senior receiver on the field during North Carolina’s 53-23 win...

Video: Coach Kap On Injuries, McCargo, Veal & UNC's WR Situation
Coach Kapilovic spoke about the job Jay-Jay McCargo did playing every snap at center, how Mason Veal graded out playing the entire second half in...

UNC Wide Receivers Ready for Showtime
Only Austin Proehl and Thomas Jackson are the returning UNC wide receivers that caught double-digit balls last season. Record-setting Ryan Switzer is gone. Playmaking deep...

Family Wisdom, Work Ethic Paying Off for UNC WR Thomas Jackson
Most athletes have that one supportive person when they inevitably hit a rough spot. For UNC wide receiver Thomas Jackson, that person is his father...

UNC Football Position Preview: Wide Receivers
When looking at UNC’s wide receivers, senior Austin Proehl should be front and center. Another player to watch for is former walk-on Thomas Jackson. Jackson...

How patience paid off for UNC receiver, former walk-on Thomas Jackson
Thomas Jackson’s last trip home to Charlotte, at the end of July, was entirely ordinary. Nights relaxing at home. Trips to the local Harris Teeter...

Gunter Brewer On Some Pups, Perry, Mollette & More
“You’ve got some that have been in there, like Austin Proehl, but he’s been injured. You’ve got Thomas Jackson, who’s been in the fray and...

North Carolina football looks for replacements in the receiving corps
The pool of candidates who can potentially contribute out wide for the Tar Heels is deep and varied, but the wide receiver position is one...

UNC Position Battle Preview: Wide Receivers
The leader of UNC's 2017 wide receiver group is 5-10 senior Austin Proehl. Right behind him is 5-11 junior Thomas Jackson, a former walk-on. Proehl...

Re-Classified WR Interested In Opportunity At UNC
What makes wide receiver Braeden Heald relevant to UNC’s recruiting is that he performed very well at camp in June, but also he’s a candidate...

Can Austin Proehl, Thomas Jackson become UNC’s new stars at receiver?
Last season was a breakthrough year for Austin Proehl. In his first two years in a North Carolina uniform, Proehl caught 27 passes for 331...

Larry Fedora on replacing 90 percent of UNC's offensive production
Larry Fedora was asked about players to whom UNC will turn in 2018. "We have guys like Austin Proehl, who has played a lot for...

Thomas Jackson ready to take next step for UNC football
It’s been a big year for Thomas Jackson. The junior wide receiver has caught four touchdowns in 2016 — tied with Mack Hollins for third...

Video: Thomas Jackson, Walk-On to Playmaker
Wide Receiver Thomas Jackson has gone from walk-on to a big-time playmaker this season for the Tar Heels. Hear from him as talks about how...

The long, winding path of North Carolina WR Thomas Jackson
Thomas Jackson grew up a Tar Heel fan partially because he didn't have any other choice. His dad, David, a former defensive back, was captain...

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