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OL Caleb Peterson, LB Jonathan Smith Suffer Season-Ending Injuries

Tar Heels will be without top offensive lineman for remainder of 2016 season.

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. – North Carolina senior offensive guard Caleb Peterson will undergo season-ending back surgery on Friday at The Carrell Clinic in Dallas, Texas.

The surgery will be performed by Dr. Andrew Dossett.

Peterson, a native of Auburn, Ala., started 42 games in his career and had made 30 consecutive starts before missing the Virginia Tech game.

Freshman linebacker Jonathan Smith had successful season-ending surgery by Dr. Joshua Tennant at UNC Hospitals on Thursday to repair a fracture in his right foot. Smith injured his foot in practice prior to the Virginia Tech game.

A true freshman from Laurinburg, N.C., Smith played in six games and had one tackle.

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