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Brian Barthelmes
Brian Barthelmes

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Parkman, Ohio

High School:
Kenston H.S.

Height / Weight:
6-6 / 288

Position:
G/T

Experience:
3L



Career Recap

PRONUNCIATION: Barth ull mess

WORTH NOTING: One of the most versatile linemen in school history ...played in 47 games in his career, starting 38 (27 at left guard, 10 at center, 1 at right guard) ... is one of only five Cavaliers to start at three different positions on the offensive line since 1986 ... just the 10th UVa offensive lineman to start three bowl games in a career ...started the 2002 Continental Tire Bowl, the 2004 MPC Computers Bowl at left guard and the 2005 Music City Bowl at center ... also saw action at both right and left tackle during his career ... started at guard in the 2006 Hula Bowl following his senior season ... active in many community service projects, including working with children at the UVa medical center.

HONORS: 2004-- Named to the Good Works Team by the American Football Coaches Association for community service.2002--ACC All-Freshman Team by The Sporting News.

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS: 2005--One of the most versatile offensive linemen ever to wear the orange and blue ... moved from left guard where he was a three-year starter to center during training camp ...10 starts at center in 11 appearances ...did not play against Maryland due to an injury ...saw limited action at right guard the next week against Boston College ... returned to the starting spot at center in the upset of Florida State and remained there since ...received his degree in sociology in August and competed as a graduate student.

2004--Started every game at left guard ... helped pave the way for the most improved offense in the ACC ... UVa led the ACC in rushing offense (242.8), total offense (423.4), first downs (264) and fewest sacks allowed (16) ... Virginia's 112.6-yard improvement in the rushing game was the second-best improvement in ACC history, as well as the second-best improvement in the nation behind Michigan State (141.1) ... lettered for the third time.

2003--Started eight of the 11 games he played ... was nicked at times ... primarily a left guard--seven starts--but also played some right guard and right tackle ...started at right guard against North Carolina as the offense rolled up a season-high 515 yards, including 229 on the ground ... played both left and right guard on several occasions including the Continental Tire Bowl win over Pittsburgh ... earned his second letter.

2002--Physical lineman who opened the season in a reserve capacity behind D'Brickashaw Ferguson at left tackle ... saw limited action in the season's first month both from scrimmage and on the kick scoring team ... moved to left guard after the team got thin at that position ... made his first appearance at the position against Duke ... moved into the starting lineup for the Clemson game and remained there the rest of the season ... lettered.

2001--Did not see game action and was red-shirted ... in uniform for the Richmond game.

HIGH SCHOOL: Played offensive tackle, tight end, and defensive end at Kenston HS ... two-year letterwinner for head coach Mike Knepp ... Western Reserve Conference All-South Division selection as a senior ... earned honorable mention all-state honors from Cleveland Plain Dealer and Cleveland News Herald in 2000 ... named to the Western Reserve Conference All-Academic Team ... Geauga County Touchdown Club's Outstanding Student Athlete ... registered 180 tackles, including 51 sacks, and recovered one fumble as a senior ...recorded 50 tackles, three sacks, and recovered two fumbles as a junior ... had 59 career receptions as a tight end ... also earned three letters as a post player on the basketball team ... a two-time selection to the Western Reserve All-Conference team in basketball ... also a two-time Cleveland Plain Dealer and Cleveland News Herald All-Star selection in basketball ... named to the Western Reserve and Greater Cleveland Basketball Coaches Association All-Star basketball teams ... earned All-Tournament honors at the Aurora Invitational Basketball Tournament ... All-Ohio Academic Award recipient in 1999 and earned Student of the Month accolades in 1998.

PERSONAL: Brian David Barthelmes ... born 1-28-83 in Geauga County, Ohio ... son of Debbie and Lee Barthelmes ... has an older sister, Megan ... father played offensive tackle at Edinboro ... in April 2004, donated approximately 10 inches of his own hair to Lock of Loves, a non-profit organization that provides wigs, made of donated hair, to children who have suffered long-term hair loss due to illness ... went about 18 months without cutting his hair ... received his bachelor's degree in sociology in August 2005.