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Heel Tough Blog: Injured Tar Heel Receiver Returns to Practiced, Expected to Play in Bowl Game

Jim Dedmon- USA Today Sports

The Tar Heels received some good news regarding their bowl game roster after it was revealed that a host of players would not be available for the game.

As first reported by WCHL/Chapelboro’s Michael Koh, wide receiver Kobe Paysour returned to the practice field earlier today. This is the first time that he has practiced since suffering a broken foot on the practice field the week of the Miami game. The program did confirm that not only is he practicing, he’ll play in the bowl game.

Prior to his injury, Paysour was one of the team’s top receivers, catching 22 of his 27 passes for 282 yards and three touchdowns. He led the team in receiving in the season opener and also caught a team-high eight passes in the game against Appalachian State. Bowl games have been a place where Paysour has shined. He led the team in receiving a year ago in the Holiday Bowl, catching seven passes for 98 yards and a touchdown.

This is a huge boost for the Tar Heels, who need some reliable pass catchers out there to help them get a good look at redshirt freshman quarterback Conner Harrell. Paysour brings some nice versatility with his ability to play in the slot or on the outside and he has shown multiple times already in his career that he can handle being the top target in this offense.


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