Postgame Game Notes
Conference has record 4,143 student-athletes recognized
UVa safety is lone Cavalier to earn first-team All-ACC honors
Blanding earns preseason All-America honors from Phil Steele
Blanding is named ACC Defensive Rookie of the Year
Cavaliers Open ACC Play on the Road
Hoos fall to the Bruins in the Rose Bowl to open 2015 season.
Mike London, Canaan Severin and David Dean spoke about the upcoming season at the event in Pinehurst, N.C.
Football vs. Virginia Tech (by Matt Riley)
2015 - One of UVA's four team captains ... Phil Steele preseason fourth-team All-ACC ... Athlon Sports preseason third-team All-ACC ... shared the Iron Cavalier award for performance and dedication in the weight room. 2014 - All-ACC honorable mention ... All-ACC Coaches third-team ... Phil Steele Preseason third-team All-ACC ... Recognized on the ACC Academic Honor Roll.
2015 - Has started all 11 games ... started at No. 13 UCLA and had UVA’s lone sack ... notched two tackles against No. 9 Notre Dame ... made three tackles and 1.0 sack against William & Mary ... made five tackles and 1.0 tackle for loss at Pitt ... posted nine tackles and 1.0 tackles for loss against Syracuse ... teamed up with Micah Kiser to sack Orange quarterback Eric Dungey for a six-yard loss that pushed Syracuse back on third down in the third overtime ... the following play Syracuse missed a 48-yard field goal and UVA went on to get the win on its next possession ... made one tackle and broke up one pass at the line of scrimmage at North Carolina ... made three stops against Georgia Tech ... led UVA with nine stops and 1.0 tackles for loss at Miami ... made three tackles at Louisville ... made five tackles, 1.5 tackles for loss and 0.5 sacks against Duke ... also broke up one pass against the Blue Devils. 2014 - One of 10 cavaliers to start all 12 games of the season ... a key clog in the middle of UVA's defensive front seven that ranked No. 20 nationally in defending the run (120.7 rushing yards per game) ... took up a lot of space in the trenches to free UVA's pass rushers as the Cavaliers ranked No. 22 in the nation with 34 sacks ... part of a defense that helped limit the nation's No. 5 rusher (Pitt's James Conner) and its No. 12 rusher (Miami's Duke Johnson) under 100 yards rushing each and their lowest outputs of the season ... made 40 tackles and 8.0 tackles for loss ... broke up three passes and forced one fumble ... made one sack ... had two tackles in season opener against No. 7 UCLA ... recorded three tackles and 1.5 tackles for a loss of three yards against the Richmond Spiders ... made four tackles against No. 21 Louisville including one for a loss of two yards ... made three unassisted tackles and broke up one pass at No. 21 BYU ... recorded six tackles and one for a loss of three yards in a win over Kent State ... made three tackles and defended one pass in the victory over Pitt ... made two stops at Duke ... notched a sack for a loss of seven yards against North Carolina ... made two stops at Georgia Tech ... forced one fumble and recorded four tackles at No. 2 Florida State ... made two unassisted tackles, one for a loss of three yards, against Miami ... notched seven tackles and returned his first career interception for a touchdown at Virginia Tech in the season finale. 2013 - Appeared in all 12 games with 11 starts ... made first collegiate start against BYU and set a career high with seven total tackles against the Cougars ... had four tackles, one tackle for loss, and his first forced fumble against Oregon ... Recorded 1.5 sacks for a combined loss of 16 yards against Pitt ... had four tackles including one sack for a loss of seven yards against Ball State ... matched his career high with seven tackles at Maryland ... tied a career high again with seven tackles including one sack for a loss of 12 yards against Clemson ... matched his career best once again with seven tackles against Virginia Tech. 2012 - Appeared in 11 of UVA's 12 games ... made collegiate debut against Richmond ... collected first career sack for a loss of nine yards against Wake Forest ... had a tackle against Richmond and one at Virginia Tech. 2011 - Redshirted ... dressed for the William & Mary, Southern Miss, Idaho, Georgia Tech, NC State, Duke and Virginia Tech games, in addition to the Chik-fil-A Bowl against Auburn ... was the scout team player of the week for the Idaho game.
HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL
Defensive lineman at Green Run High School in Virginia Beach ... ranked No. 19 DT in nation by ESPN.com ... earned a scouts grade of 79 from ESPN.com ... rated No. 10 player in state by Rivals.com ... ranked No. 30 DT in nation by Rivals.com ... ranked No. 69 DT in nation by Scout.com ... four-star position player according to ESPN.com ... first-team Associated Press 2010 All-Group AAA football team ... two-time first-team All-Tidewater selection ... earned first-team All-Beach District and All-Eastern Region honors on both offense and defense his senior year ... four-year starter ... played for coach Shawn Wilson ... recorded 65 tackles and 11 sacks as a senior ... also starred on the Stallions baseball team.
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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