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Raymond Mann
Raymond Mann

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Hampton, Va.

High School:
Hampton H.S.

Height / Weight:
6-1 / 233

Position:
LB

Experience:
3L



WORTH NOTING: Experienced outside linebacker who is expected to vie for a starting nod this season ? has started 15 games the last two years ? 119 career tackles are tops on the team ??three career sacks and eight tackles for loss are third among active Cavaliers.

HONORS: 2002?Received the Rock Weir Most Improved Player Award along with Michael McGrew and Art Thomas for the spring practice period. 2001?Received the Rock Weir Most Improved Player Award along with Billy McMullen for the spring practice period.

AT VIRGINIA: 2002?Had a frustrating season ? made 28 tackles in eight games ??started the first two games of the season at outside linebacker, but injured his knee in the second game against Florida State and missed the next five contests ? averaged 6.5 tackles prior to his injury, but only 2.5 per game after he returned ? returned as a reserve against North Carolina ? started the next two games against Georgia Tech and Penn State, but saw limited action afterward ? made a season-high eight tackles in the opening game against Colorado State and five the next week vs. Florida State ? had three stops in his first game back vs. UNC and seven in a start against Georgia Tech ??three tackles vs. Penn State and one vs. Maryland and West Virginia ... earned his third letter. 2001?Saw the most extensive action of his career, appearing in all 12 games with 11 starts at outside linebacker ? primarily used as a pass rusher and was matched up against much larger offensive linemen ? also played on various special teams ? led the team with 13 quarterback hurries ? made 80 tackles, fifth on the team ? recorded six tackles behind the line, including two quarterback sacks ? also broke up three passes ? recorded six tackles in the opener vs. Wisconsin ? made his first tackle for lost yardage in that game ? also had a team season-high four quarterback pressures ? five tackles vs. Richmond ? also broke up his first pass and had two quarterback pressures ??made a career-high 10 tackles in a big win over Clemson at Death Valley ? five tackles, two quarterback hurries and one pass breakup vs. Duke ? made nine stops against Maryland and six vs. North Carolina ? had seven tackles against Florida State, including the first quarterback sack of his career ? eight tackles, including a career-high two for loss, vs. N.C. State ? eight tackles, including his second sack of the season, in win over Georgia Tech ? also broke up a pass in that game ? eight tackles in the win over Penn State in the season finale ? had one tackle in the backfield in the game ? earned second letter ? moved back to linebacker during spring practice period. 2000?Played in all 11 regular season games and in the Jeep O?ahu Bowl ? saw action as a reserve defensive end and on the kickoff team ? saw most of his action on the defensive line early in the season ... had two tackles in UVa?s season opener against Brigham Young ? posted a career-high four tackles, including three solos stops, vs. Richmond ? made two tackles against Georgia Tech ... lettered.

HIGH SCHOOL: Played football at Hampton High School for head coach Mike Smith ? 1999 SuperPrep and PrepStar All-American, and Gatorade?s Player of the Year in the state of Virginia as a senior linebacker ... chosen first-team All-State at linebacker and second-team All-State at offensive tackle as a senior ... also earned All-State recognition his sophomore and junior years ... three-time All-Region and All-District selection ... listed as the 12th-best linebacker prospect in the nation (No. 2 in Virginia) by SuperPrep following the 1999 season ... listed as the No. 8 most sought-after high school linebacker and the state of Virginia?s top overall prospect in the 1999 preseason in Tom Lemming?s Prep Football Report ... rated 10th nationwide among linebacker prospects in the National Recruiting Advisor ... named ?Mr. Football? as the No. 1 player in the state on the Charlottesville Daily Progress ?Gold List? ... rated the No. 2 prospect in the state by the Roanoke Times ... registered 125 tackles during his senior season, including three quarterback sacks ... recovered five fumbles and returned an interception for a touchdown ... recorded 70 tackles, including 10 quarterback sacks, and recovered three fumbles as a defensive tackle/linebacker his junior year ... Hampton won its fourth consecutive state championship that season ... averaged 18 yards per carry in limited time at running back his senior year ... from same high school as UVa teammates Elton Brown, Almondo Curry, Marques Hagans and Bryan Smith.

PERSONAL: Raymond Anthony Mann ... born 7-25-81 in Hampton, Va. ... son of Jennifer Mann and the late Anthony Mann ... lives with his mother and grandmother, Imogene Hubbard ... member of Spanish National Honor Society at Hampton High School ... uncle Tony Mann wrestled at Florida State.

Mann Defensively

Year GP Plys S A Tot. TFL QBS FR FC PBU Int. QBH BlK.
2000 11 111 7 4 11 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2001 12 802 41 39 80 6-19 2-12 0 0 3 0 13 0
2002 8 279 14 14 28 2-14 1-12 0 0 0 0 3 0
Career 31 1192 62 57 119 8-33 3-24 0 0 3 0 16 0