Senior was a semifinalist in 2016 for the award
UVA is one of four ACC schools with at least two members on the watch list
UVA is one of four schools with at least two members on the watch list
Conte and Kiser are repeat honorees for UVA
Kiser named defensive player of the year, Hall named defensive rookie of the year
Linebacker Micah Kiser talks about the difference a year makes in UVA's approach to offseason conditioning.
The Cavaliers fall to rival Virginia Tech, on November 26, 2016.
USATSI Gallery - Virginia @ Duke
USATSI Gallery - Virginia vs Richmond
Check out the photo gallery from the Virginia football game against Louisville.
Cavaliers Open ACC Play on the Road
2016 - FWAA All-America second-team ... All-ACC first-team ... Coaches All-ACC first-team ... CoSIDA Academic All-American second-team ... College Sports Madness All-America third-team ... ESPN.com All-ACC team ... Associated Press All-ACC first-team ... Touchdown Club of Richmond's linebacker of the year ... Semifinalist for the Butkus Award ... Semifinalist for the Lott IMPACT Trophy ... CoSIDA Academic District All-American ... Bednarik Award Watch List ... Bronko Nagurski Trophy Watch List ... Lombardi Watch List ... Butkus Award Watch List ... Lott IMPACT Trophy Watch List. 2015 - College Sports Madness All-American third-team ... All-ACC first-team ... All-ACC Coaches second-team ... Touchdown Club of Richmond's linebacker of the year ... one of two players that earned the Rock Weir Award for most improved during spring drills. 2014 - Recognized on the ACC Academic Honor Roll.
2016 - Started all 12 of UVA's games ... No. 1 in the ACC and No. 3 in the nation with 11.2 tackles per game ... his 134 tackles are tied with Wali Rainer for fourth-most single-season tackles in program history ... 134 tackles lead all "Power 5" players ... led UVA with 14 tackles against Richmond in the season opener ... also notched 1.0 sack and forced two fumbles against the Spiders ... tied for the team lead with nine tackles at then-No. 24 Oregon ... shared the team lead for tackles with Quin Blanding at UConn, finishing with 11 stops, eight of which were solo tackles ... made six tackles against Central Michigan ... led UVA with 18 tackles, 2.0 TFLs, 1.0 sacks and broke up three passes at Duke in the ACC opener ... made nine tackles and forced one fumble against Pitt ... recorded 10 tackles against then-No. 22 North Carolina ... also forced and recovered a fumble against the Tar Heels ... named ACC Linebacker of the Week on Oct. 31 after leading all players with 14 tackles, 3.0 tackles for loss and 2.0 sacks against then-No. 5 Louisville ... also recovered a fumble against the Cardinals ... led UVA with 11 tackles, 1.5 tackles for a loss and 1.0 sacks at Wake Forest ... led UVA with 13 tackles and one interception against Miami ... made five stops at Georgia Tech ... led UVA with 14 tackles at Virginia Tech ... broke up a pass and forced a fumble against the Hokies. 2015 - Started all 12 of UVA's games ... finished the regular season No. 1 in the ACC and No. 17 in the nation with 117 tackles ... registered double-digit tackles in seven of UVA's 12 games ... led UVA with 82 tackles on rushing plays ... along with teammate Quin Blanding, became the only teammates in all 10 FBS conferences to finish the regular season ranked No. 1 and No. 2 in tackles in their respective leagues ... along with Blanding, became the first UVA set of sophomores to be named first-team All-ACC since Terry Kirby and Chris Slade in 1990 ... made 12 stops at No. 13 UCLA ... notched 1.5 sacks against No. 9 Notre Dame ... led UVA with 15 stops against William & Mary ... also recorded 2.0 sacks against the Tribe ... collected 1.0 sack against Boise State ... led UVA with 11 tackles at Pitt ... collected 11 tackles and 2.0 tackles for loss against Syracuse ... also broke up one pass against the Orange ... teamed up with David Dean to sack Orange quarterback Eric Dungey for a six-yard loss that pushed Syracuse back on third down in the third overtime ... the following play Syracuse missed a 48-yard field goal and UVA went on to get the win on its next possession ... recorded 10 tackles and returned a fumble 21 yards at North Carolina ... posted eight tackles, forced a fumble and recorded 0.5 sack against Georgia Tech ... teamed up with Zach Bradshaw to sack Yellow Jacket quarterback Justin Thomas on a fourth down situation ... also broke up a Yellow Jacket pass in the end zone ... recorded six stops at Miami ... made five tackles and recovered a fumble at Louisville ... named ACC Linebacker of the Week after recording a career-high 17 tackles in an eight-point win against Duke ... helped keep the Blue Devils to 99 rushing yards ... also posted 1.0 tackles for loss and 1.0 sacks against Duke ... tied for the team lead with 10 tackles against Virginia Tech in the season finale ... added one sack and 1.5 tackles for a loss against the Hokies. 2014 - Appeared in all 12 of Virginia's games ... saw most of his time on special teams ... finished season with 15 tackles ... tied Wilfred Wahee for the team lead with nine special teams tackles ... made collegiate debut against No. 7 UCLA in the season opener and made one tackle ... had another tackle against Richmond ... recorded two stops in victory over Kent State ... had two stops Duke ... had a season-high three stops at Georgia Tech ... recorded one tackle in a win over Miami ... notched two stops against the Virginia Tech offense. 2013 - Did not appear in any games ... redshirted season ... UVa's Defensive Scout Player of the Week for the Maryland game.
HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL
A linebacker and tight end at the Gilman School for head coach Biff Poggi ... was a three-year letterwinner and a three-time All-Maryland Interscholastic Athletic Association Conference honoree ... two-time Maryland Consensus All-State first-team defense ... two-time All-Metro first-team ... was the 2012 All-Metro Defensive Player of the Year ... Baltimore Sun `s Defensive Co-Player of the Year ... helped Gilman to a MIAA A Conference title defense ... was a 2012 Semper Fidelis All-American ... accumulated 111 tackles, two forced fumble and intercepted three passes, while returning two for touchdowns ... was a team captain in senior and helped lead Gilman to a No. 19 ranking in the USA Today Super 25 high school team rankings ... was a 2011 MaxPreps Air Force Junior All-American second-team linebacker ... made 91 tackles and forced three fumbles as a junior in 2011 ... a four-star player by 247sports and ESPN.com ... a three-star player by Scout.com and Rivals.com .... also played lacrosse at Gilman in 2011 with current Cavalier Ryan Tucker ... played the 2010 season of football at Gilman with former Virginia wide receiver Darius Jennings ... volunteered with Ronald McDonald House Charities and the Agape House ... son of Michael and Donna Kiser ... has a younger brother, Jordan.
Sky's the Limit for UVA Pole VaulterTrack & Field, Cross Country7/20/17Jeff Jernigan, who over the course of his UVA career became one of the ACC's top pole vaulters, was commissioned in the U.S. Navy in May.Graduate Transfers Bolster Offensive LineFootball7/18/17Graduate transfers John Montelus and Brandon Pertile will compete for starting jobs on the offensive line when UVA opens training camp late this month.'Hoos Hope to Build Momentum EarlyFootball7/15/17Four of Virginia's first five football games this season will be at Scott Stadium.
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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.
Cavman's Crew All-Star Registration Now Open
Football | 7/21/2017
Registration for the Cavman’s Crew All-Star package is now available at VirginiaSports.com.
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Football | 7/19/2017
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Football | 7/18/2017
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Kiser Named to the Butkus Award Watch List
Football | 7/18/2017
Virginia inside linebacker Micah Kiser has been named to the preseason Butkus Award Watch List.
Blanding Named to the Wuerffel Trophy Preseason Watch List
Football | 7/18/2017
Virginia free safety Quin Blanding was named to the 2017 preseason Wuerffel Trophy Watch List....
Jeff White: 'Hoos Hope to Build Momentum Early
Football | 7/15/2017
Four of Virginia's first five games this season will be at Scott Stadium, starting with the Sept....
Blanding Named to the Thorpe Award Preseason Watch List
Football | 07/14/2017
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Football | 07/13/2017
Virginia free safety Quin Blanding and inside linebacker Micah Kiser have been named to the 2016...
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