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T.J. Thorpe

200 lbs.
Durham, N.C.
Jordan HS
High School

– Appeared in 10 of UVA’s 12 games with five starts … was out five weeks with a broken clavicle that was sustained in preseason camp … missed the first two games of the season … returned to action against William & Mary … made first career UVA start against Boise State … caught first Virginia pass and went 75 yards for a touchdown against the Broncos … led UVA with five catches for 70 yards at Pitt … recorded a 32-yard recepton on a crucial 4th and 23 situation late in the game against the Panthers … caught two balls for 31 yards against Syracuse … was named UVA’s co-special teams player of the week for his play on punt coverage … made two tackles that helped limit the Tar Heels’ dangerous Ryan Switzer to only one punt return yard … also caught two passes for 11 yards at North Carolina … notched two receptions for 20 yards against Georgia Tech … also rushed one time for six yards against the Yellow Jackets … made two catches for 19 yards at Miami … caught one ball for 11 yards at Louisville … the catch against the Cardinals came on a crucial 4th and three situation in the fourth quarter … made five catches for 58 yards in an eight-point win over Duke … his five receptions against the Blue Devils tied for a game high for UVA … caught three passes for 26 yards in the season finale against Virginia Tech.

Played three seasons at North Carolina and appeared in 34 career games … missed the 2012 season with a foot injury … amassed 42 career receptions at UNC for 574 yards and five touchdowns … was a dangerous kick returner and was a finalist for the Johnny Rodgers Award as the nation’s top kick returner in 2011 … broke his foot during training camp prior to the 2014 season and bounced back to record 16 catches for 237 yards and three touchdowns in nine games for the Tar Heels … had the game-winning catch (16 yards) for North Carolina in its 28-27 victory against UVa at Scott Stadium on Oct. 25 … honorable mention All-ACC in 2011 after leading the league with 26.7 yards-per-kick-return average (13th nationally) and breaking the school record for kick return yards (960) … became the 14th player in ACC history to return a kickoff 100 yards for a touchdown when he did so against Clemson in 2011 … graduated from the University of North Carolina with a degree in exercise and sport science.

Played wide receiver at Jordan High School for head coach Mike Briggs … SuperPrep All-American … member of the ESPNU 150 as the No. 88 overall prospect in the country … considered the No. 11 athlete in the nation by ESPNU … member of the Rivals250 … rated the 15th overall wide receiver by and the No. 6 prospect in North Carolina … rated the No. 21 wide receiver by SuperPrep … ranked the No. 50 wide receiver in the country by … member of North Carolina’s Shrine Bowl team … set a North Carolina state single-season mark as a junior by returning five kickoffs for touchdowns … established a school career record with 2,423 receiving yards.