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Juan Thornhill
Juan  Thornhill


Altavista, Va.

High School:
Altavista HS

Height / Weight:
6-0 / 200




Kiser and Nelson Highlight UVA’s VaSID Honorees

Cavaliers name 16 to the first and second teams


Thornhill Named ACC Defensive Back of the Week

Sophomore earns first career honor


Post Game Notes


Post Game Notes


Virginia forces 6 turnovers in 34-20 win over Duke


Juan Thornhill - Virginia Football

Juan Thornhill - Virginia Football


Virginia vs. Navy (USATSI)

Virginia football vs. Navy in the Military Bowl (12/28/17)


Virginia vs. Virginia Tech (USATSI)

Virginia vs. Virginia Tech (11/24/17)


Virginia vs. Georgia Tech (USATSI)

Images from the Cavaliers playing host to the Yellow Jackets in ACC action


Virginia vs. Duke (USATSI)

Check out the USA Today photo gallery from the Virginia Football game against Duke.


Virginia Tech 52, Virginia 10

The Cavaliers fall to rival Virginia Tech, on November 26, 2016.

- All-ACC third-team.

- Started 12 of UVA's 13 games ... missed the Pitt game with an injury ... made 10 tackles, one tackle for loss and broke up a pass in the season-opening win against William & Mary ... made four stops and picked his first interception of the year against Indiana ... made four tackles against UConn ... made nine stops at Boise State and broke up one pass ... made four stops, broke up four passes and intercepted another pass with a four-yard return in a home win against Duke ... made a touchdown-saving tackle at North Carolina ... made two stops against Boston College ... key in the Georgia Tech win with five tackles and three pass breakups ... added a 0.5 sack against the Yellow Jackets, teaming up with Andrew Brown to force a fourth and 15 on Georgia Tech's final drive ... made four stops and broke up a pass at Louisville ... made four stops, broke up two passes and grabbed an interception at No. 2 Miami ... made six tackles and intercepted one pass against Virginia Tech ... made 10 stops (eight solo) against Navy in the Military Bowl ... made 3.0 tackles for loss against the Midshipmen. 2016 - Appeared in all 12 of UVA's games with 11 starts ... led UVA with three interceptions ... made first collegiate start against Richmond in the season opener ... made four tackles against the Spiders ... made seven tackles, 1.0 tackle for a loss and broke up one pass at then-No. 24 Oregon ... made four tackles and secured his first career interception at UConn ... also broke up a pass against the Huskies ... missed the start against Central Michigan after being injured on the opening kick ... named ACC Defensive Back of the Week on Oct. 3 after making two interceptions and four tackles at Duke ... made three tackles and broke up one pass ... made three tackles and forced a fumble against then-No. 22 North Carolina ... made six tackles and first career sack against then-No. 5 Louisville ... also broke up one pass against the Cardinals ... made five stops against Miami ... made one stop at Georgia Tech ... recorded two tackles at Virginia Tech ... also broke up two passes against the Hokies. 2015 - Appeared in nine of UVA's 12 games ... made collegiate debut against Boise State ... also saw time at Pitt, against Syracuse and at North Carolina ... made first career tackle against the Tar Heels ... recorded one tackle against Georgia Tech ... recovered an on-side kick against Duke when the Blue Devils made a try on the opening kick of the second half ... made six tackles with 1.0 tackles for a loss at Wake Forest.


Played safety and quarterback at Altavista High School for head coach Mike Scharnus ... rated a three-star recruit by,, and ... Group 1A VHSL State Player of the Year and Group 1A VHSL Quarterback of the Year ... first-team VHSL all-state defense ... helped Altavista to back-to-back 1A state championships ... rushed for the game-winning score, a 40-yard touchdown midway through the fourth quarter of the state championship game win over Essex High School ... in the 2014 championship game he ran for two touchdowns and threw for another ... he finished with 99 rushing yards and 100 yards passing in the state title game ... was 69-of-111 passing for 1,299 passing yards with 15 touchdowns his senior year ... threw one interception, which came in the state title game ... rushed for a team-high 1,562 yards on 145 carries ... named Group 1A, Conference 44 and Region 1A East Player of the Year ... News and Advance’s defensive football player of the year ... intercepted five passes and averaged 35.5 yards per kick return ... also plays basketball and has helped Altavista win three 1A state championships ... has tallied over 1,000 career points for the basketball team ... ... major is undeclared and is currently studying in UVa’s College of Arts and Sciences.



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