WORTH NOTING: Three-year starter at wide receiver ... started as a sophomore and junior in 2001-02, but missed the 2003 season after breaking his leg during preseason practice ... returned for his fifth year in 2004 and didn't miss a beat ...led the team's wide receivers as a senior with 30 receptions for 355 yards and two scores ... caught 90 passes in his career, 15th in UVa history ... one of 25 players in school history with 1000 yards receiving ... finished 20th with 1101 yards ...started 34 games in his career ...only three wide receivers started more games in the last 20 years ... one of two players, along with LB Rich Bedesem, on the 2004 roster to play in the 2000 O'ahu Bowl in George Welsh's final game as coach ... received his undergraduate degree in urban and environmental planning in May 2004 and played as a graduate student in 2004.
CAREER HIGHLIGHTS: 2004--Was the team's leader among the wide receiver group ...played in every game with 10 starts ...caught 30 passes for 355 yards and two touchdowns ...led the team's wide receivers in all three categories ... tied for 17th in the ACC in receiving (2.5 rpg) and 22nd in yards (29.58 ypg) ... led the team in receiving on three occasions ... four catches of 20+ yards, tops among the wide receivers ...73 percent of his receptions went for either a first down or touchdown, the top mark on the team ... hauled in a 44-yard pass from Marques Hagans to set up a first quarter touchdown against Temple in his first game since 2002 ... led the team in receiving that day with four catches for 56 yards ...team-best four receptions for 52 yards against North Carolina ... caught four passes for a career-high 97 yards and a touchdown to lead the team vs. Syracuse ...caught one pass against both Florida State and Duke and two vs. Maryland ... was shutout by Miami, but came back to catch a career-best eight passes for 55 yards to lead the team to a big win over Georgia Tech ... caught four passes for 30 yards and one score vs. Fresno State in the MPC Computers Bowl.
2003--Missed the entire season after breaking his leg in training camp ... red-shirted.
2002--Started opposite Billy McMullen, the leading receiver in school history, for the second year in a row ... fifth on the team with 27 receptions and third with 428 yards, a career high ...averaged 15.9 yards per catch to lead the team ... 13th in the ACC in yards per catch among players with at least 10 receptions ...blanked in the opener by Colorado State ...caught two passes against Florida State, South Carolina, Akron and Wake Forest ... scored his first touchdown against Akron ... his 82 yards receiving led the team vs. Wake Forest ...had just two receptions in that game but both went for at least 40 yards and put UVa inside the 20 ... caught a season-high four passes for 75 yards against Duke ... hauled in a career-best 54-yard throw from Matt Schaub on a flea flicker to get the ball to the two-yard line and set up an insurance touchdown late in the game ...had two receptions in wins over Clemson and North Carolina ... caught four passes for 66 yards vs. Georgia Tech and then four more for 32 yards the next week at Penn State ... caught only one pass vs. Maryland but it was a big one ... was wide open to catch a throw by McMullen to score on a 37-yard play early in the second half ...caught only one pass for seven yards against West Virginia in the Continental Tire Bowl.
2001-- Starting wide receiver opposite All-American Billy McMullen ... played in every game and started the final 10 ... third on the squad with 31 receptions and fourth with 302 yards ... hauled in two touchdown passes ... caught a pass in the first 10 games, then didn't catch any in the last two ... opened the season with two receptions for 18 yards against Wisconsin ... hauled in three balls for 42 yards vs. Richmond ... had a season-long 31-yard reception vs. Clemson for his only reception of the game ... caught three passes against Duke ... turned in one of his best performances of the season against North Carolina ... caught five passes for 48 yards against a very tough defense ... scored his first touchdown on a four-yard toss from Matt Schaub early in the third quarter ... caught three passes for 41 yards vs. Florida State and three for 24 against N.C. State ... caught a team-leading seven passes for a season-high 54 yards vs. Wake Forest ... caught his second touchdown pass of the season on a seven-yard throw by Bryson Spinner early in the fourth quarter ... had three receptions for 24 yards in a big win over Georgia Tech.
2000--Played in eight regular season games, missing just the Brigham Young, Maryland and N.C. State games ... also played in the O'ahu Bowl ... caught two passes for 16 yards during the regular season ... his first career reception was good for six yards in the Wake Forest game ... also had a 10-yard catch vs. Florida State ... caught three passes for 34 yards, including a long reception of 14 yards, against Georgia in the O'ahu Bowl ... one of eight true freshmen to play (along with Rich Bedesem, Almondo Curry, Andrew Hoffman, Raymond Mann, Art Thomas, Jonathan Ward and Jamaine Winborne).
HIGH SCHOOL: Earned three letters in football at Shades Valley High School ... played wide receiver for head coach David Stapelton ... National Blue Chip All-American and rated among top 24 speed flankers in the nation by Max Emfinger ... PrepStar All-Regional ... listed among top 75 players in the Southwest by SuperPrep ... rated as one of the top players in Alabama by Deep South Recruiting Guide ... member of Alabama-Mississippi All-Star Football Team ... All-Metro ... had 28 receptions for 580 yards as a senior ... had 24 catches for 450 yards as a junior ... lettered once in baseball and track & field.
PERSONAL: Michael Brandon McGrew ... born 5-17-82 in Birmingham, Ala. ... son of Alvin and Faye McGrew ... has an older brother, A.J. ... National Honor Society member at Shades Valley High School ... father played professional baseball for eight years ... brother played football at Vanderbilt ... uncle Vincent McGrew played basketball at Southwestern Louisiana and Auburn ... cousin Reggie McGrew played football at Florida and signed with the San Francisco 49ers ... cousin Dennis Riddle played football at Alabama ... cousin Broderick McGrew played football at North Texas and cousin Patrick McGrew played football at Navy ... attends same church in Birmingham, Ala., as former UVa men's basketball player Chris Williams ... received his undergraduate degree in urban and environmental planning in May 2004 ... played in 2004 as a graduate student.