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Joe Spaziani
Joe  Spaziani


Hingham, Mass.

High School:
Hingham HS

Height / Weight:
6-2 / 210




Joe Spaziani - Specialist

He's Mr. Everything for the Hoos ... @JoeSpaziani has many roles during Spring Ball.

- Appeared in all 13 of UVA's games as the long snapper ... during the season made one tackle and recovered one fumble during punt cover. 2016 - Appeared in four of UVA's 12 games made collegiate debut at Wake Forest as UVA's long snapper ... also saw time at long snapper against Miami, at Georgia Tech and at Virginia Tech. 2015 - Did not appear in any games ... named the scout team's special teams player of the week for the UCLA game. 2014 - Redshirted season.

A quarterback at Hingham High School for head coach Paul Killinger … played safety in 2011 as well … passed for over 2,200 yards with 15 touchdowns, while also rushing for 920 yards and 14 touchdowns during junior and senior seasons … broke leg three games into senior season and missed all remaining games of the year … also earned three letters in basketball … member of the honor roll all four years at Hingham … also earned high honors in 2013 and 2014 … son of Frank and Laura Spaziani … father Frank played football for Penn State from 1965-68 as a quarterback and linebacker … father Frank also played baseball for the Nittany Lions and was drafted as a pitcher by the Cleveland Indians in the 1965 MLB Draft … father Frank was an assistant football coach at Virginia under George Welsh from 1982-91, including being the defensive coordinator from 1985-91 … father Frank was the head football coach at Boston College from 2009-12 … father Frank is currently the defensive coordinator at New Mexico State ...  has a younger brother, Andrew, and a younger sister, Avery … majoring in foreign affairs.


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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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