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4 Olamide Zaccheaus
Olamide  Zaccheaus


Planfield, N.J.

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

Height / Weight:
5-8 / 190



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


Post Game Notes


Virginia Game Notes


Virginia forces 6 turnovers in 34-20 win over Duke


Zaccheaus Named to the Paul Hornung Award Watch List

UVA sophomore recognized on list of nation’s most versatile players


Virginia Falls Short to Virginia Tech, 23-20

Albert Reid rushed for 103 yards and a touchdown to lead Virginia.


Olamide Zaccheus - Virginia Football

Olamide Zaccheus - Virginia Football


Virginia vs. Indiana (USATSI Gallery)

Virginia vs. Indiana (USATSI Gallery)


Virginia vs. William & Mary (USATSI)

The Cavaliers begin the 2017 season by playing host to the Tribe.


No. 5 Louisville 32, Virginia 25

The Cavaliers fall to Louisville, on October 29, 2016.


Pittsburgh @ Virginia

Photos from Pittsburgh @ Virginia on October 15, 2016.


Virginia 49, Central Michigan 35

The Cavaliers defeat Central Michigan, on September 24, 2016.

- Has appeared in all two of UVA's games ... 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. 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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