|Heels' Long Snapper Out For Season|
|Written by Staff Reports|
|Tuesday, 03 September 2013 17:18|
North Carolina long snapper Mack Lloyd will miss the rest of the season due to a knee injury he sustained Thursday night in the Tar Heels' 27-10 loss to No. 6 South
Carolina. Lloyd, from Cary, N.C., won the starting long snapper job this fall after overcoming a torn ACL in 2012. The fifth-year senior walked-on to UNC in 2009 and was recently awarded a scholarship by coach Larry Fedora.
Sophomore Conor Fry will assume the deep snapping duties for the Tar Heels in Lloyd's place. Fry walked onto the team in 2012 and handled all the snapping duties last season without a single mistake.
Mitchell To Have Surgery
North Carolina State starting quarterback Brandon Mitchell suffered a left foot fracture Saturday that will require surgery, according to a source with direct knowledge of hte situation. The exact nature of the fracture was unknown to the source, while she surgery is expected to take place Sunday or Monday and will probably keep the quarterback out six weeks.
Mitchell, an Arkansas transfer named the starter before Saturday's kickoff against Louisiana Tech, got injured on the third offensive series of the 40-14 win. Backup Pete Thomas, a Colorado State transfer, replaced Mitchell, who watched on the sidelines while wearing a protective boot. Thomas will get the starting nod on Saturday against Richmond.
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