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Eli Hanback
Eli  Hanback


Ashland, Va.

High School:
Patrick Henry HS

Height / Weight:
6-4 / 305




Virginia vs. William & Mary (USATSI)

The Cavaliers begin the 2017 season by playing host to the Tribe.


USATSI Gallery - Virginia @ Duke

USATSI Gallery - Virginia @ Duke

- Started all 13 of UVA's games at nose tackle ... made six tackles in the season-opening win over William & Mary ... notched six stops against Indiana, including a 0.5 sack ... made four stops, including one for a loss against UConn ... made two stops and 0.5 for a loss of one yard in road win at Boise State ... made two stops against Duke ... made three tackles in road win at North Carolina ... made three stops against Boston College ... made three stops at Pitt ... played all 74 defensive snaps against Georgia Tech and made a career-high 10 tackles ... also collected one sack against the Yellow Jackets ... made two stops at Louisville ... made seven tackles and 1.0 tackle for loss at No. 2 Miami ... made five stops and 1.0 tackle for loss against Virginia Tech ... made five tackles against Navy in the Military Bowl. 2016 - Appeared in all 12 of UVA's games with 11 starts ... finished season with 36 tackles, 4.5 tackles for loss and 1.0 sacks ... made collegiate debut against Richmond in the season opener ... recorded two tackles against the Spiders ... made first career start at then-No. 24 Oregon and recorded three tackles ... made five tackles and 0.5 TFL in loss at UConn ... made six stops against Central Michigan ... made three tackles and recovered a fumble in the end zone at Duke in the closing minutes, helping solidify the ACC win ... made one stop against Pitt ... made three tackles and 1.0 for a loss against then-No. 5 Louisville ... made seven tackles with 2.5 tackles for a loss and 1.0 sacks at Wake Forest ... made two tackles with 0.5 tackles for a loss ... made one tackle at Georgia Tech and three stops at Virginia Tech. 2015 - Did not appear in any games ... redshirted season.


Played offensive line and defensive line at Patrick Henry High School for head coach Bryan Davis ... four-year letterman for Patrick Henry ... rated a three-star recruit by, and 247Sports ... a two-star recruit by ... team captain as a junior and senior ... first-team all-conference as a junior and senior ... Conference 16’s Player of the Year ... first-team all-metro and all-region in 2014 ... second-team all-state ... defensive and offensive team MVP as a junior ... son of Don and Lisa Hanback ... father, Don, played football at Bridgewater College from 1976-78 ... involved in community outreach and took part in the Mission to Virginia through Beaverdam Baptist Church ... major is undeclared and is currently studying in UVA’s College of Arts and Sciences.



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