Dazz Newsome, Hampton product & UNC standout, tabbed ACC’s Receiver of the Week

Posted at 10:40 AM, Nov 19, 2019
and last updated 2019-11-19 15:30:29-05

Dazz Newsome #5 celebrates his touchdown. (Photo by Joe Sargent/Getty Images)

GREENSBORO, N.C. – North Carolina football standout Dazz Newsome, the Hampton High School alumnus, has been recognized by the Atlantic Coast Conference for his performance last weekend at Pitt. He was voted the conference’s Receiver of the Week.

The junior receiver registered career highs with 11 catches and 170 receiving yards. He also scored his seventh TD of the season. The 11 catches are the most by a Tar Heel receiver since Ryan Switzer had 13 against NC State in 2016. Newsome has now gone over 100 receiving yards in three of his last four games.

For the season, Newsome 57 catches for 817 yards and seven touchdowns. Carolina hosts Mercer this Saturday on Senior Day at 3:30 p.m.