2015 - Missed entire season with a lower extremity injury suffered during preseason camp. 2014 - Redshirted season. 2013 - Appeared in five of UVa's 12 games ... one of 12 true freshmen to appear for UVa ... made collegiate debut against VMI ... also saw time against Pitt, Clemson, North Carolina and Miami ... part of an offensive line that helped block for Kevin Parks, who became UVa's first 1,000-yard rusher since 2004 ... took part in 108 offensive plays ... took part in a season-high 30 plays against Clemson.
HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL
Played on the offensive line at Mills E. Godwin High School for head coach John Phillips ... saw time all over the offensive line, including at center ... started on the defensive line as well at Godwin ... VHSL Group All-State second-team and VHSL Group AAA Coaches All-State second-team honoree on offense ... VirginiaPreps.com's All-Central Region first-team honoree ... led an offensive line at Godwin that produced two players who each averaged over 96 yards rushing per game in 2012 ... ranked the No. 36 prospect in Virginia by the Roanoke Times ... played in the 2012 Chesapeake Bowl ... a three-star player by ESPN.com, 247sports and Rivals ... listed as the No. 41 offensive tackle prospect in the nation by ESPN.com ... listed as the No. 23 prospect in Virginia by ESPN.com ... a two-star player by Scout.com ... also played baseball, basketball and wrestling first two years of high school ... father Peter, who was born and raised in Australia, was a world-class swimmer, won national championships and qualified for the Olympics before coming to the United States to swim at Harvard ... father was ranked as high as seventh in the world in the 1,500-meter freestyle.
Nelson Making Name for Himself in SecondaryFootball8/16/17Redshirt freshman Brenton Nelson, who was put on scholarship this month, is competing for a starting job in Virginia's nickel defense.DeSorbo Hits Ground Running at UVASwimming & Diving8/16/17After six seasons as NC State's associate head coach, Todd DeSorbo now oversees men's and women's swimming & diving at Virginia.Training Camp NotebookFootball8/11/17Training camp continues for UVA, whose second season under head coach Bronco Mendenhall starts Sept. 2 against William & Mary 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.
Jeff White: Nelson Making Name for Himself in Secondary
Football | 8/16/2017
Redshirt freshman Brenton Nelson, who was put on scholarship this month, is competing for a...
Virginia Athletics Announces Countdown to Kickoff Promotion
Football | 8/4/2017
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Saturday Athletics Events Cancelled
Football | 8/12/2017
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Jeff White: Training Camp Notebook
Football | 8/11/2017
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Jeff White: Spaziani Sees His Efforts Rewarded
Football | 8/8/2017
One of the Cavaliers' long-snappers, redshirt junior Joe Spaziani was awarded a scholarship on...
Jeff White: New-Look Defensive Line Taking Shape
Football | 8/1/2017
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Virginia Hosts Two Free Preseason Events Saturday
Football | 08/08/2017
Men’s soccer hosts Wright State at 1 p.m. followed by Football Meet the Team and Movie...
Meet the Teams & Movie Night on Aug. 12 at Scott Stadium
Football | 07/31/2017
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