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Joey Blount
Joey  Blount


Fayetteville, Ga.

High School:
Landmark Christian

Height / Weight:
6-1 / 180



Kiser and Nelson Highlight UVA’s VaSID Honorees

Cavaliers name 16 to the first and second teams


Virginia vs. William & Mary (USATSI)

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

- Appeared in all 13 of UVA's games with one start ... led UVA with 15 tackles on special teams, 10 of which came on kickoff coverage ... one of 17 UVA true freshmen to play ... saw most of his time on special teams ... made collegiate debut against William & Mary on punt coverage ... recorded first career tackle against Indiana ... made another stop against UConn ... made two stops at Boise State ... made one stop at North Carolina ... notched a career-high 10 tackles against Boston College, seeing most of the second half on defense ... made his first collegiate start at Pitt, filling in at cornerback for the injured Juan Thornhill ... made two stops at Pitt and broke up a pass ... made three tackles on special teams against Georgia Tech ... made two special teams tackles at Louisville ... made five tackles at No. 2 Miami ... made six tackles against Navy in the Military Bowl ... added 0.5 tackles for loss against the Midshipmen.

Played safety and quarterback at Landmark Christian School for head coach Wayne Brantley … GHSA first-team all-region on defense and first-team all-state Single A on defense … Fulton County first-team all-county (all classifications) on defense … Georgia Sports Writers Association second-team all-state Class A on defense … first-team All-Metro … was 77-of-138 passing for 972 yards and seven touchdowns in 2016 … rushed 75 times for 438 yards and nine touchdowns as a senior … made 70 tackles with five tackles for a loss and five interceptions … scored two defensive touchdowns in 2016 … in 2015, made 30 receptions for 509 yards and seven touchdowns … returned 11 kick returns for 167 yards and one score … also carried nine times as a junior for 55 yards … snatched four interceptions in 2015 and returned one for a touchdown … captain on the football and soccer teams … also plays basketball and soccer at Landmark Christian … High Honors student and a member of the National Honor Society and the Beta Club … dad, Tony, was a safety for Virginia from 1976-79 and owns the 11th-longest interception return (63) in program history … rated a three-star recruit by … rated a two-star recruit by and



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