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55 David Dean
David  Dean

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Virginia Beach, Va.

High School:
Green Run HS

Height / Weight:
6-1 / 290

Position:
DT

Experience:
2L

01/14/2016

Nine Cavaliers Earn VaSID All-State Recognition

Blanding, Conte, Kiser and Moore earn first-team honors

12/09/2015

Seven Cavaliers Earn Coaches All-ACC Honors

Blanding, Kiser and Severin highlight honorees with second-team accolades

11/30/2015

Blanding and Kiser Highlight All-ACC Honorees

Defensive duo named to the first team

10/10/2015

Virginia at Pitt - Postgame Game Notes

Postgame Game Notes

07/15/2015

Virginia Has 314 Student-Athletes Named to ACC Academic Honor Roll

Conference has record 4,143 student-athletes recognized

11/28/2015

Virginia vs Virginia Tech, 23-20

NCAA Football: Virginia squares off against Virginia Tech in rivalry match at Scott Stadium.

10/10/2015

UVA Football at Pittsburgh

Cavaliers Open ACC Play on the Road

09/05/2015

Virginia at UCLA

Hoos fall to the Bruins in the Rose Bowl to open 2015 season.

07/21/2015

UVa at 2015 ACC Football Kickoff

Mike London, Canaan Severin and David Dean spoke about the upcoming season at the event in Pinehurst, N.C.

11/30/2013

Football vs. Virginia Tech (by Matt Riley)

Football vs. Virginia Tech (by Matt Riley)

HONORS
2015
- All-ACC honorable mention ... All-ACC Coaches honorable mention ... invited to play in the East-West Shrine game ... 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.

AT VIRGINIA

2015 - Started all 12 games ... finished his career No. 4 all-time among UVA defensive tackles with 25.5 tackles for a loss ... 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 ... collected two tackles, both for losses against Virginia Tech ... recorded one sack against the Hokies. 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.

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