CHAPEL HILL, N.C. -- North Carolina wide receiver Mack Hollins will miss the remainder of the 2016 season after breaking his collarbone (right clavicle) in Saturday's win over Miami, according to a source familiar with the situation.
Hollins suffered the injury on his lone reception - a 49-yard pass play that set up UNC's second touchdown - near the end of the second quarter. He had surgery on Sunday and the recovery time following surgery is expected to be 4-6 months.
The Rockville, Md. native caught 13 passes for 252 passing yards and a team-high four touchdowns in seven games this season.
Hollins was named a special teams captain as a freshman walk-on in 2013 and has served as a starter in all four special teams units throughout his career, eventually receiving a scholarship. He earned second-team All-ACC honors as a junior after leading the nation with 24.8 receiving yards per catch.
He concludes his Tar Heel career with 20 receiving touchdowns, which is third all-time in school history.
UNC head coach Larry Fedora released a statement confirming Inside Carolina's report mid-day on Monday: “Mack has been an instrumental player in our program. He became our special teams captain as a freshman and always took pride in making plays in that part of the game. Over the last three seasons, he has been a key component of our offense at wide receiver and has been one of our most vocal leaders. His contributions on the field will be missed, but he will continue to be involved with the program and help mentor our players.”
Junior Austin Proehl started in Hollins's absence in the first half of the season opener against Georgia, and in the second half against Miami. Proehl is second on the team with 19 catches for 269 yards this season.
UNC did not score in three of the four quarters Hollins has missed this season.