LARRY FEDORA


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 injured senior Mack Hollins for third most on the team. Ask him, and he can rattle off exactly when he scored them: against Florida State, Virginia, Duke and N.C. State.

Mack Hollins (13) makes a diving play while being defended by an FSU player to score a touchdown.

UNC receivers fill void left by Mack Hollins' injury

On Monday, North Carolina announced wide receiver Mack Hollins had surgery on his right collarbone — ending his senior season and, ultimately, his Tar Heel career. It’s a massive loss for the offense. Hollins finishes his North Carolina career with 81 receptions for 1,667 yards and 20 touchdowns. But as much as the coaching staff and players will miss having Hollins, the job this week is to move forward.