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North Carolina WR Tez Walker loses appeal to NCAA and is ineligible to play in 2023

North Carolina WR Tez Walker loses appeal to NCAA and is ineligible to play in 2023
North Carolina WR Tez Walker loses appeal to NCAA and is ineligible to play in 2023

Deontez “Tez” Walker is from Charlotte, North Carolina, and he was hoping to get on the field for the Tarheels this year to be closer to his ailing grandmother, who lives in Charlotte.

While it was his second transfer, he only suited up for Kent State, where he spent the past two seasons. Walker enrolled at UNC on Jan. 9.

Two days later, the NCAA altered its rules on transfers, making it tougher for athletes who have transferred more than once during their college careers to be instantly eligible and not have to sit out a year.

According to the News Observer, the standout wide receiver’s appeal to the NCAA to regain his eligibility has been denied. The NCAA announced Thursday the wide receiver, a transfer to UNC from Kent State, won’t be granted immediate eligibility for the 2023 season.

Mack Brown released this statement on the star wide out

“We’re absolutely crushed to learn that Tez Walker’s eligibility has been denied for this season and he won’t be able to play. I don’t know that I’ve ever been more disappointed in a person, a group of people, or an institution than I am with the NCAA right now. It’s clear that the NCAA is about process and it couldn’t care less about the young people it’s supposed to be supporting.”

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