UVa extends streak to 30 years of having a player drafted
By Jeff White (firstname.lastname@example.org)
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2012 - Captain ... All-ACC first-team ... Coaches All-ACC first-team ... Touchdown Club of Richmond's Offensive Lineman of the Year ... VaSID All-State first-team ... Outland Trophy Watch List ... Lombardi Watch List ... Preseason All-ACC ... Athlon Sports preseason third team All-American ... Blue Ribbon Preseason All-ACC ... Lindy's Preaseason All-ACC first team ... Athlon Sports All-ACC first team ... Phil Steele preseason All-ACC second team. 2011 - Second-Team All-ACC ... Phil Steele Postseason List All-ACC second-team.
2012 - An early selection to the 2013 Senior Bowl roster, an honor which recognizes Aboushi as one of the top players in the country at his position ... started all 12 games at left tackle ... honored as the ACC Offensive Lineman of the Week for his play against Penn State ... graded out over 90 percent in all 2012 games at left tackle and averages 10+ knockdown blocks per game ... graded out at 97 percent against Miami and 94 percent against Penn State - UVa's two come from behind victories that including game-winning TD drives in the closing minutes ... spearheaded an offense that has out gained 7 of their 12 opponents, including a streak of six in a row ... helped UVa amass over 500 yards of total offense multiple times in a season for the first time since 2004 ... helped protect UVa QBs as they passed for a program record 480 yards in a game against Louisiana Tech. 2011 - One of 13 players to start all 13 games for the Cavaliers in 2011 ... teamed up with Luke Bowanko (RG), Anthony Mihota (C), Morgan Moses (RT) and Austin Pasztor (LG) to start every game on the offensive line, the first time the same five linemen started every game in a season for UVa since 2004 ... twice named ACC Offensive Lineman of the Week ... won the award following 13 knockdown blocks and helping UVa roll up 360 yards of total offense in a road win at Indiana ... also won the award following 11 knockdown blocks as UVa piled up 470 yards of total offense in the Cavaliers' road win at Miami ... honored by Secretary of State Clinton in September of 2011 with about a dozen other Muslim athletes at a reception in Washington D.C., commemorating Eid ul-Fitr. 2010 - One of seven players to start all 12 games for the Cavaliers in 2010 ... started five games at right tackle and the final seven games at left tackle ... made first collegiate start against Richmond (9/4) ... named ACC Co-Offensive Lineman of the Week following the Richmond game ... saw action in 897 plays, including 838 on offense. 2009 - Made collegiate debut against Indiana ... appeared in six games and playing time steadily increased as season went on ... saw action on 94 total offensive plays ... did a nice job at offensive tackle in late season road game at Clemson ... started rotating in on offensive series as the season wore on.
High School and Personal
Good size lineman who played on both sides of the ball for coach Joe DeSiena at Xaverian HS ... starter since his freshman year ... 4 stars by Rivals ... rated the No. 23 offensive tackle in the nation by Rivals, No. 26 by ESPN and No. 71 by Scout ... Rivals ranks him as the No. 3 prospect in New York, while SuperPrep lists him as No. 7 ... second-team all-state as an offensive linemen his senior year ... also earned first-team all-league, all-Brooklyn and all-city offensive lineman honors ... made 70 tackles, including seven sacks, as a senior ... finished with 81 tackles his junior season with seven sacks ... National Honor Society member ... one of 10 children.
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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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