With less than a minute left in the first half, wide receiver Dazz Newsome knelt and faced the cheering North Carolina student section on Saturday.
The senior Tar Heel had just scored his 19th touchdown in a Carolina Blue uniform. Newsome caught the ball alone in the back of the end zone, securing a beautifully lofted pass from sophomore quarterback Sam Howell.
That catch was the finale of the North Carolina football team's offensive clinic during the first half of Saturday's game, in which the Tar Heels racked up six touchdowns before the break. The 49-9 victory over the Western Carolina Catamounts was bittersweet for the senior Tar Heels, including Newsome, who celebrated Senior Day during the final game in Kenan Memorial Stadium this season.
"I hope they remember me as a competitor, somebody that always wants to compete," Newsome said in a press conference this week.
The wideout certainly competed on Saturday, leading the productive UNC receiving core. He reeled in all of his six targets for 82 yards and a touchdown and tallied a 15-yard run.
Newsome has been a presence during his time at UNC and will be remembered for his speed and elusiveness, both while running routes and competing for yards after the catch.