Blanding earns preseason All-America honors from Phil Steele
Hoos fall to the Bruins in the Rose Bowl to open 2015 season.
2015 - Phil Steele Preseason third-team All-ACC. 2014 - Phil Steele Preseason fourth-team All-ACC.
2015 - Has played in nine of UVA's 11 games ... saw time at defensive tackle at No. 13 UCLA ... made one stop against No. 9 Notre Dame ... made first career start against William & Mary ... made two tackles and 0.5 tackles for loss at North Carolina ... credited with a quarterback hurry at Miami ... credited with two pass breakups at the line of scrimmage at Louisville ... also credited with two quarterback hurries ... recorded his first career sack against Duke ... his sack of Duke quarterback Parker Boehme was for a loss of seven yards late in the fourth quarter of an eight-point UVA win. 2014 - One of four true freshman to see playing time ... played in six of Virginia's 12 games, including the final four games of the season ... made collegiate debut against Richmond and picked up his first career tackle ... also saw time against Kent State, at Georgia Tech, at Florida State, vs. Miami and at Virginia Tech ... made one tackle for loss against Kent State ... recorded one unassisted stop at Georgia Tech ... made a stop at Virginia Tech ... slowed at the start of season due to a shoulder injury in fall camp.
HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL
Enrolled in January and will participate in spring practice ... defensive tackle at Oscar Smith High School in Chesapeake for head coach Richard Morgan ... 2013 Gatorade National Player of the Year ... presented the Gatorade National Player of the Year award by former UVa All-American Tiki Barber during a surprise assembly ... named Tom Lemming's Co-Defensive Player of the Year ... Parade All-America first-team ... ESPN 300 recruit ... ESPN.com's No. 5 recruit ... ESPN.com's No. 1 recruit in the Commonwealth of Virginia ... No. 1 defensive tackle recruit in the nation ... rated a five-star recruit according to ESPN.com, Rivals.com, Scout.com and 247sports.com ... Under Armour first-team All-American ... took part in Nike's The Opening in Beaverton, Ore. during the summer of 2013 ... USA Today All-USA first-team ... all-state first-team ... Virginian-Pilot All-Tidewater Player of the Year ... MaxPreps.com first team All-American ... led Oscar Smith to the 2013 VHSL 6A state championship game with 93 tackles, 30 for a loss, 18 sacks and forced nine fumbles ... appeared in the 2014 Under Armour All-America game at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Florida ... also played in the Chesapeake Bowl ... a 2012 USA Today All-USA first-team selection after making 83 tackles and 11 sacks as a junior at Oscar Smith ... spent freshman and sophomore seasons at Indian River High School in Chesapeake ... son of Andrew Brown and Sonia Carter ... has an older sister, Kayla ... devoted member of his church community and volunteered locally at youth football camps ... major is undeclared and is currently studying in UVa's College of Arts and Sciences.
Cavalier Football Notebook -- Virginia Tech WeekFootball11/24/15At noon Saturday, Virginia (4-7, 3-4) closes the season against Virginia Tech (5-6, 3-4) at Scott Stadium.'Hoos Hit Their Stride In CharlestonMen's Basketball11/23/15In winning the Charleston (S.C.) Classic, the Virginia men's basketball team posted an average margin of victory of 25.7 points.Johns Continues Late-Season SurgeFootball11/21/15A career day from quarterback Matt Johns helped Virginia defeated ACC rival Duke 42-34 in a Coastal Division game Saturday at Scott Stadium.
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A 1985 graduate of UVA, White worked at the Richmond Times-Dispatch until July 2009. He was honored six times as the state's Sportswriter of the Year.
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