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3 Quin Blanding
Quin  Blanding

Class:
Sophomore

Hometown:
Virginia Beach, Va.

High School:
Bayside HS

Height / Weight:
6-2 / 205

Position:
FS

Experience:
1L

01/14/2016

Nine Cavaliers Earn VaSID All-State Recognition

Blanding, Conte, Kiser and Moore earn first-team honors

12/09/2015

Seven Cavaliers Earn Coaches All-ACC Honors

Blanding, Kiser and Severin highlight honorees with second-team accolades

12/08/2015

Blanding Earns All-America Honors from USA Today

UVA sophomore earns second-team accolades

12/07/2015

Blanding and Kiser Honored by the Touchdown Club of Richmond

Duo named the Commonwealth’s top defensive back and linebacker

11/30/2015

Blanding and Kiser Highlight All-ACC Honorees

Defensive duo named to the first team

11/28/2015

Virginia vs Virginia Tech, 23-20

NCAA Football: Virginia squares off against Virginia Tech in rivalry match at Scott Stadium.

10/24/2015

Virginia vs. North Carolina

The Cavaliers traveled to North Carolina to take on the Tar Heels on Saturday.

10/10/2015

UVA Football at Pittsburgh

Cavaliers Open ACC Play on the Road

09/19/2015

Virginia 35, William & Mary 29

Check out the photo gallery from the Virginia football game against William & Mary.

09/12/2015

Football vs. Notre Dame (by Matt Riley & Kelsey Grant)

Cavaliers upset bid falls short to No. 9 Fighting Irish after Notre Dame takes the lead in closing seconds.

HONORS
2015 - USA Today All-American second-team ... Sports Illustrated All-American honorable mention ... College Sports Madness All-American second-team ... All-ACC first-team ... All-ACC Coaches second-team ... Touchdown Club of Richmond's defensive back of the year ... 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.

AT VIRGINIA
2015 - Started all 12 of UVA's games ... finished the regular season No. 2 in the ACC and No. 20 in the nation with 115 tackles ... it's the second year in a row he finished No. 2 in the ACC in tackles ... registered double-digit tackles in seven of UVA's 12 games ... led UVA with 38 tackles on passing plays ... recorded 76 tackles on rushing plays ... along with teammate Micah Kiser, 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 Kiser, became the first UVA set of sophomores to be named first-team All-ACC since Terry Kirby and Chris Slade in 1990 ... tallied 10 tackles and one tackle for loss at No. 13 UCLA ... made eight stops against No. 9 Notre Dame ... made seven tackles against William & Mary ... made seven tackles and recovered a fumble at Pitt ... led UVA with 12 tackles in UVA's win over Syracuse that went three overtimes ... six of his tackles were solo against the Orange ... named the team's defensive player of the game against North Carolina when he led the Cavaliers with 12 tackles and one interception ... he forced a fumble also against the Tar Heels ... seven of his tackles at North Carolina were solo stops ... named ACC Defensive Back of the Week after posting a game-high 15 tackles against Georgia Tech ... eight of his stops against the Yellow Jackets were solo and he broke up two passes ... his second pass breakup came on a fourth down opportunity for Georgia Tech with 1:06 left and solidified the win ... seven of his 15 tackles against Georgia Tech came in the fourth quarter ... tallied five tackles at Miami ... led UVA with 14 tackles, nine of which were solo, at Louisville ... tallied 11 tackles in a win over Duke ... six of his stops against the Blue Devils were solo tackles ... tied for the team lead with 10 tackles in the season finale against Virginia Tech. 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.

HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL
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 1989 film 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.

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