UNC Football Bio
7 Austin Proehl
Proehl Proehl 1809074

Hard-working wideout who is among the rotation at the slot position • Earned the ACC Top Six for Service award, which goes to six individuals or teams at each conference school who excel in community outreach. 

2016 - Junior Season
Played in all 13 games and made seven starts • Third on the team with 43 catches for 597 yards and three touchdowns • Also has an 8-yard pass completion • Had team highs of seven catches and 91 receiving yards in the Sun Bowl • His seven catches matched a career best • Made a 22-yard reception against NC State • Caught one pass for 16 yards vs. The Citadel • Made three receptions for 36 yards at Duke • Caught four passes for 54 yards and had an 8-yard pass completion to Mitch Trubisky • Hauled in a career-long 46-yard touchdown catch in the 35-14 win at Virginia • Finished with three catches for 76 yards against the Cavaliers • Made four catches for 26 yards and a touchdown in the win at No. 16 Miami • Had one catch for seven yards vs. Virginia Tech • Made four catches for 63 yards in the win at No. 12 Florida State • Had career highs in receptions (seven) and yards (99) in the win over Pitt • Made a 7-yard TD reception against the Panthers and a key fourth down catch on Carolina's game-winning drive • Made five receptions for 82 yards in the win over JMU • Had one catch for six yards and a 28-yard punt return in the win at Illinois • Made his first career start in the season opener vs. No. 18 Georgia and had two catches for 19 yards, including a long of 17.

2015 - Sophomore Season
Played in 12 games • Finished with 12 catches for 225 yards and a touchdown • Also had one carry for four yards • Had a 32-yard reception for a first down early in the win at Virginia Tech • Caught two passes for 14 yards in the win over Duke • Had two receptions for a career-best 94 yards in the win over Wake Forest • Finished with two catches for 33 yards in the win at Georgia Tech • Caught four passes for 39 yards and his first career touchdown in the win over Illinois • The scoring grab was a 3-yard reception from Marquise Williams • Caught one pass for 13 yards in the win over NC A&T.

2014 - True Freshman Season
Reserve wide receiver who appeared in 12 games • Caught 15 passes for 106 yards as a true freshman • Caught at least one pass in all 12 games in which he played • Made one catch for six yards in the Quick Lane Bowl vs. Rutgers • Had a season-best three catches for 20 yards against Georgia Tech • Also had 20 receiving yards at Clemson.

Providence High School
Selected to play on North Carolina's Shrine Bowl team • Played in the Blue-Grey All-American Bowl in Tampa, Fla., where he played wide receiver, returned kicks and even threw a pass on a trick play • Named All-Mecklenburg by The Charlotte Observer • Hauled in 89 catches for 1,190 yards and eight touchdowns as a senior • Earned South Mecklenburg all-conference honors • Scored eight touchdowns and averaged more than 13 yards per reception to help Providence to an 8-5 record and the second round of the NCHSAA 4-AA state playoffs before losing to eventual state champion Mallard Creek • As a junior, he earned all-conference honors after posting 504 yards receiving, 189 yards rushing and scoring 15 touchdowns • Also scored on a 65-yard punt return and an 85-yard kickoff return • Coached by Randy Long. 

Nickname is “AP” • If he could choose an NFL team to play for, it would be the Panthers • Dream job is to play in the NFL • Favorite TV show is “Prison Break” • Favorite food is chicken parmesan • Favorite off-day activity is 4-wheeling with his friends • The person who had the biggest impact on his life is his father Ricky Proehl • Ricky played football at Wake Forest with current UNC wide receivers coach Gunter Brewer • Ricky played 17 years in the NFL and is an assistant coach with the Carolina Panthers • Son of Ricky and Kelly Proehl • Communication studies major.

Position: Wide Receiver
Height: 5'10"
Weight: 175
Year: Senior
Hometown: Charlotte, N.C.
High School: Providence
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