Heel Tough Blog: Tar Heel Defensive Back Enters Transfer Portal


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The first two days of fall camp for the Tar Heels are in the books and while the focus now looks to be on the 2021 season, there is one last transfer that they will now have to absorb.

As first reported by Inside Carolina, the Tar Heels were losing junior Javon Terry to the transfer portal earlier this afternoon. With the deadline to transfer and play this season having passed back on July 1st, he will have to wait until next season to play wherever he ends up transferring.


Terry concluded his Tar Heel career after a three-year stint in Chapel Hill that saw him fully active for just one of those three seasons. In his fifteen games for the Tar Heels, Terry racked up four total tackles in his time there, playing just 19 defensive snaps, all coming in his redshirt freshman season in 2019. Terry redshirted after playing in two games as a true freshman back in 2018 and opted out of the 2020 season before the start of fall camp.


Terry’s departure shrinks the secondary depth, but it is far from a devastating blow. The Tar Heels played the entirety of the 2020 season without him and have added more talent this offseason that will bring them depth options at both corner and safety and they also have plenty of options special teams-wise, as well.


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