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Olamide Zaccheaus
Olamide  Zaccheaus


Plainfield, N.J.

High School:
St. Joseph's Prep (Pa.)

Height / Weight:
5-8 / 190



Name Pronunciation:
Oh-llama-day, Zah-key-us


Kiser and Nelson Highlight UVA’s VaSID Honorees

Cavaliers name 16 to the first and second teams


Postgame Notes - Miami Game


Post Game Notes


Virginia Game Notes


Virginia forces 6 turnovers in 34-20 win over Duke


Olamide Zaccheus - Virginia Football

Olamide Zaccheus - Virginia Football


Virginia vs. Virginia Tech (USATSI)

Virginia vs. Virginia Tech (11/24/17)


Virginia vs. Miami (USATSI)

Photos from Virginia football vs. Miami - Saturday, Nov. 18, 2017


Virginia vs. Georgia Tech (USATSI)

Images from the Cavaliers playing host to the Yellow Jackets in ACC action


Virginia vs. Pittsburgh

USATSI Photos from Virginia football vs. Pittsburgh - Saturday Oct. 28, 2017


Virginia vs. Boston College (USATSI)

Virginia vs. Boston College (October 21, 2017)

In 2017 he broke Billy McMullen's 16-year old (83, 2001) UVA single-season record for receptions with 85 ... his 895 receiving yards in 2017 ranks No. 5 all-time on UVA's single-season list ... is the only player in program history with two career receptions of 80 yards or more. 

- All-ACC second-team.

- Appeared in all 13 of UVA's games with two starts ... teamed up with Doni Dowling and Andre Levrone to become the first UVA receiving trio to each record at least 600 receiving yards in the same season ... recorded five receptions for 56 yards and a touchdown against William & Mary ... caught 12 passes for 72 yards against Indiana ... the 12 receptions against the Hoosiers are the sixth-most single-game catches in program history ... caught nine passes for 122 yards against UConn ... against the Huskies he became the 37th player in school history to reach 1,000-career receiving yards ... teamed up with Doni Dowling (136) and Andre Levrone (127) as the only trio in UVA history to each have at least 100 yards receiving in the same game ... also had one receiving touchdown against UConn ... rushed four times for 47 yards and returned two kicks for 56 yards against UConn, finishing with 225 all-purpose yards ... caught four passes for 29 yards to become the 21st Cavalier with at least 100 career receptions ... also rushed two times for 64 yards ... his 56-yard touchdown run was a career long rush ... caught eight passes for 69 yards and one touchdown against Duke ... also rushed three times for six yards against the Blue Devils ... caught five passes for 100 yards and one touchdown in road win at North Carolina ... scored on an 81-yard touchdown pass from Kurt Benkert ... became the first Cavalier in program history with at least two career receptions of 80 yards or greater ... also rushed four times for 13 yards against the Tar Heels ... caught six passes for 57 yards against Boston College ... also rushed three times for 12 yards against the Eagles ... caught eight passes for 80 yards at Pitt ... also rushed twice for seven yards against the Panthers ... caught nine passes for 98 yards against Georgia Tech ... scored on a two-point conversion pass against the Yellow Jackets in the third quarter to tie the game, 28-28, after overcoming a 15-point deficit in the second half ... caught four passes for 44 yards at Louisville ... caught six passes for 57 yards and one touchdown at No. 2 Miami ... scored a touchdown on a 33-yard pass from Kurt Benkert against the Hurricanes ... rushed five times for 29 yards at Miami ... made four catches for 39 yards against Virginia Tech ... caught five passes for 62 yards against Navy in the Military Bowl ... also returned five kicks for 89 yards against the Midshipmen. 2016 - Appeared in all 12 of UVA's games with seven starts ... recorded 51 receptions for 584 yards and a team-high seven receiving touchdowns ... made five catches for 75 yards and one touchdown in the season opener against Richmond ... made three receptions for 47 yards at then-No. 24 Oregon ... made six catches for 35 yards at UConn ... made eight catches for 141 yards and two touchdowns against Central Michigan ... also rushed once for 19 yards against CMU ... caught four balls for 42 yards and one touchdown at Duke ... caught three passes for 83 yards and one touchdown against Pitt ... his score against the Panthers was on a 74-yard strike from Kurt Benkert ... caught two passes for 16 yards against then-No. 22 North Carolina ... also rushed once for five yards against the Tar Heels ... caught four passes for 14 yards against then-No. 5 Louisville ... his nine-yard touchdown reception against the Cardinals put UVA up 17-7 in the third quarter ... caught four passes for 14 yards at Wake Forest ... caught six passes for 50 yards against Miami ... caught four balls at Georgia Tech for 18 yards ... made two receptions for 49 yards and a touchdown at Virginia Tech in the season finale. 2015 - Appeared in all 12 of UVA's games with four starts ... made collegiate debut against No. 13 UCLA in the Rose Bowl ... made first career start against No. 9 Notre Dame ... first collegiate recepton went for three yards against the Bruins on a play that went for 15 yards more due to a face mask penalty on the tackle ... caught two balls for 25 yards against No. 9 Notre Dame ... rushed twice for 39 yards against the Irish ... returned his first career punt for 30 yards against William & Mary ... set a UVA record with 231 kick return yards against Boise State ... the 231 return yards is tied for third-most in ACC history ... it was the second-most kick return yards in a game in all of FBS in 2015 and the most by a player from a Power-5 school ... his nine returns against the Broncos set an ACC and UVA record ... rushed four times for 37 yards against Syracuse ... collected three receptions for 13 yards against the Orange ... rushed twice for 17 yards at North Carolina ... also caught one pass against the Tar Heels ... rushed four times for 68 yards against Georgia Tech, including a run of 34 yards ... rushed four times for 20 yards and his first career touchdown at Miami ... also caught four passes for 48 yards against the Hurricanes ... rushed four times for 11 yards at Louisville ... also caught two passes for 12 yards against the Cardinals ... against Duke he became the first Cavalier since Perry Jones in 2011 (Miami) to throw for a touchdown and receive a touchdown pass in the same game ... found Evan Butts for a 15-yard scoring strike on a wide receiver option pass ... caught a 50-yard touchdown against the Blue Devils ... led UVA with 89 receiving yards on three receptions against Duke ... also rushed three times for 20 yards against the Blue Devils ... rushed 10 times for 50 yards against Virginia Tech in the season finale ... also caught two passes for 19 yards against the Hokies.


Played running back and defensive back at St. Joseph’s Prep for head coach Gabe Infante ... rated a three-star recruit by,, and ... averaged 7.0 yards per rush as he racked up 683 total rushing yards and nine rushing touchdowns in 2014 ... also caught 29 passes for 388 yards and four touchdowns ... named to the Philadelphia High School 2014 first-team Coaches’ All-Catholic team ... Daily News first-team all-city ... helped lead the Hawks’ offense to average 35.5 points per game en route to a Catholic League championship and an 11-3 record ... part of USA Football’s 2015 International Bowl roster ... ran track in the AAU Junior Olympics and made it to nationals from 2007 to 2010 ... ... major is undeclared and is currently studying in UVa’s College of Arts and Sciences ... Olamide is Nigerian for "the blessing has come" ... named pronounced Oh-llama-day Za-key-us.



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