Quin Blanding
Quin  Blanding


Virginia Beach, Va.

High School:
Bayside HS

Height / Weight:
6-2 / 205




Blanding Named to Preseason All-ACC Team

Safety tabbed by league’s media at ACC Kickoff


Blanding Named to the Jim Thorpe Award Preseason Watch List

UVa safety is on radar for nation’s best defensive back


Blanding and Canady Named to the Bronko Nagurski Trophy Watch List

UVa duo is on radar for nation’s best defensive player


Blanding Named to the Bednarik Award Watch List

UVa safety is on the radar for the College Defensive Player of the Year


Blanding Named a Preseason All-American by Athlon Sports

Cavalier safety earns second preseason All-America honor


Football vs. No. 2 Florida State (USA Today)

Football vs. No. 2 Florida State; photos by Melina Vastola-USA TODAY Sports


Virginia Football vs. North Carolina

USATSI Gallery


Football vs. UCLA (by Matt Riley)

Football vs. UCLA (by Matt Riley)

2015 - Bednarik Award preseason watch list ... Bronko Nagurski Trophy preseason watch list ... Thorpe Award preseason watch list ... Phil Steele preseason fourth-team All-American ... Athlon Sports preseason third-team All-American ... first-team Phil Steele preseason All-ACC ... first-team Athlon Sports preseason All-ACC. 2014 - Scout.com National Defensive Rookie of the Year ... FWAA Freshman All-American ... Scout.com Freshman All-American ... ESPN.com Freshman All-American ... Sporting News True Freshman All-American ... USA Today Freshman All-American ... Phil Steele Freshman All-American ... 247Sports True Freshman All-American ... ACC Defensive Rookie of the Year ... ACC Coaches Defensive Rookie of the Year ... All-ACC second-team ... All-ACC Coaches second-team ... VaSID Defensive Rookie of the Year ... ECAC National Co-Rookie of the Year ... ECAC All-Star ... VaSID second-team all-state ... USA Today Midseason Top-5 Freshman List ... Phil Steele Midseason All-ACC second-team ... UVa's recipient of the Z Society Bill Dudley Award presented to the first-year player that exemplifies excellence in the classroom, on the field and in the community.

2014 - One of four true freshmen to see playing time and one of two to start at least one game ... one of 10 cavaliers to start all 12 games ... was the first UVa true freshman to start a season opener at one of the two safety positions since Tony Blount did so at Washington on Sept. 11, 1976 ... finished the regular season No. 2 in the ACC and No. 12 nationally with 123 tackles ... broke UVa's freshman record for tackles that was previously held by Ahmad Brooks' 117 tackles in 2003 ... led the nation's freshmen with 123 tackles ... tied for the team lead with three interceptions (Richmond, UNC, Miami) ... led UVa with 79 tackles on rushing plays ... finished rookie campaign tied with Jamie Sharper (1996) for No. 10 in the UVa record book for tackles in a season ... one of two freshmen in the nation to led his team in tackles (NC State's Jerod Fernandez) ... recorded nine tackles in his collegiate debut against UCLA ... made seven combined tackles, broke up two passes, and made first collegiate pick against Richmond ... recorded nine total tackles and one broken up pass against No. 21 Louisville ... had a total of eight tackles at BYU ... led the team with 13 combined tackles in a victory over Kent State ... set a career high and set the team's season high with 15 tackles in a win over Pitt ... made nine tackles at Duke ... recorded six total tackles and the only interception against the Tar Heels ... led the team with 13 combined stops at Georgia Tech ... led the team again with 13 total tackles at No. 2 Florida State ... had seven tackles and had returned an interception for six yards in a win over Miami ... led the team with a total 14 stops including one sack in the season finale at Virginia Tech ... earned first letter.

Played safety and wide receiver at Bayside High School for former head coach Darnell Moore and current head coach Jon White ... named Tom Lemming's Co-Defensive Player of the Year with fellow UVa recruit Andrew Brown ... Parade All-America honorable mention ... ESPN 300 recruit ... Rivals.com's No. 5 recruit ... 247Sports.com's No. 8 recruit ... ESPN.com's No. 10 recruit ... ESPN.com's No. 3 recruit in the Commonwealth of Virginia ... No. 1 safety recruit in the nation according to ESPN.com, Rivals.com, Scout.com and 247Sports.com ... rated a five-star recruit according to ESPN.com, Rivals.com, Scout.com and 247sports.com ... Under Armour first-team All-American ... MaxPreps.com second-team All-American ... second-team USA Today All-USA ... Beach District co-Defensive Player of the Year ... Virginian-Pilot All-Tidewater first-team at safety ... rarely thrown at on defense and had 118 tackles in 2013 ... played four positions on offensive (QB, RB, TE, WR) as a senior and piled up 1,116 all-purpose yards ... took part in Nike's The Opening in Beaverton, Ore. during the summer of 2013 and 2012 ... was one of three Class of 2014 recruits to take part in Nike's The Opening in 2012 ... appeared in the 2014 Under Armour All-America game at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Fla. ... also played in the Chesapeake Bowl ... made 111 tackles and five interceptions as a junior ... son of Kevin Blanding and Cory Lee ... father Kevin played football at NCAA Division II Glenville State (W.V.) for current Arizona football head coach Rich Rodriguez ... has two older sisters, Jordan Lee and Myki Lee ... sister Jordan Lee currently serves in the Navy aboard the USS Oscar Austin, an Arleigh Burke-class destroyer ... mother, Cory Lee, named him after the folk-rock song titled "The Mighty Quinn"... has an affinity for colorful socks ... attended the same high school as current Cavaliers Taquan Mizzell and Demetrious Nicholson ... major is undeclared and is enrolled in UVa's College of Arts and Sciences.