Kiser one of 30 ACC players on watch list of 158 candidates
Junior is one of five ACC players on radar for nation's best linebacker
UVA is one of four ACC schools with at least two members on the watch list
UVA one of seven schools with at least two members on the watch list
UVA boasts its most honorees since 2004
USATSI Gallery - Virginia vs Richmond
Check out the photo gallery from the Virginia football game against Louisville.
Cavaliers Open ACC Play on the Road
Cavaliers upset bid falls short to No. 9 Fighting Irish after Notre Dame takes the lead in closing seconds.
Hoos fall to the Bruins in the Rose Bowl to open 2015 season.
2016 - 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 - Has started all three of UVA's games ... 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. 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.
'Hoos Savor Long-Awaited BreakthroughFootball9/25/16The 'Hoos picked up their first victory of the season -- also their first under head coach Bronco Mendenhall -- Saturday at Scott Stadium.'Hoos Stay Positive in Face of AdversityFootball9/23/16Coming off back-to-back road games, Virginia (0-3) hosts Central Michigan (3-0) at 12:30 p.m. Saturday at Scott Stadium.Darden Workshop Offers Coaches Fresh PerspectiveGeneral Release9/22/16More than a dozen coaches and staffers from UVA Athletics recently participated in a professional development workshop at the Darden School of Business.
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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.
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