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38 Kelvin Rainey
Kelvin  Rainey


Houston, Texas

High School:
Stratford HS

Height / Weight:
6-1 / 205




GAMEDAY FEATURE: How Giving Back Has Opened Kelvin Rainey’s Eyes

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Virginia Falls Short to Virginia Tech, 23-20

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


Wahee Making Most of Redshirt Season

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Mike London's Weekly Press Conference Transcript -TCU Game

UVa travels to Fort Worth, Texas on Saturday


UVa Makes Third All-Time Jaunt to Texas to Clash with No. 17 TCU

Cavaliers make first appearance in the Lone Star State in 17 years


Virginia 49, Central Michigan 35

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


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.


Virginia at UCLA

Hoos fall to the Bruins in the Rose Bowl to open 2015 season.

- Started all 10 of UVA's games ... made six tackles and broke up one pass against Richmond in the season opener ... made four tackles at then-No. 24 Oregon ... recorded four tackles and 2.0 TFLs at UConn ... made nine tackles with 1.0 TFL against Central Michigan ... posted 14 stops at Duke ... made nine tackles against Pitt ... made two stops against then-No. 22 North Carolina ... made four tackles against then-No. 5 Louisville ... made four stops at Wake Forest ... made seven stops against Miami ... tallied two stops at Georgia Tech ... made seven tackles at Virginia Tech. 2015 - Started all 12 games for the Cavaliers ... finished the regular season ranked No. 32 in the ACC with 68 tackles ... made five stops at No. 13 UCLA ... recorded eight tackles against No. 9 Notre Dame ... made five stops against William & Mary ... notched seven tackles against Boise State ... made five tackles at Pitt ... made eight stops and 1.0 tackle for loss against Syracuse ... recorded nine tackles at North Carolina ... started at the sam linebacker position against Georgia Tech's option attack and recorded one tackle ... recovered a Yellow Jacket fumble forced by Trent Corney that two plays later led to a UVA touchdown ... made four tackles and 1.0 tackles for loss at Miami ... made six tackles, including one for a loss at Louisville ... made four tackles against Duke ... recorded six tackles and broke up two passes in the season finale against Virginia Tech. 2014 - Appeared in 10 of UVA's 12 games ... missed the Miami and Virginia Tech games with an injury ... tallied seven tackles on the season and recovered one fumble ... spent most of his time on special teams ... recorded one tackle against No. 7 UCLA ... made one solo stop in victory over Richmond ... recorded one tackle against Kent State ... had two stops against Pitt ... made one tackle against the North Carolina and at Georgia Tech. 2013 - Appeared in UVA's first nine games before an injury sidelined him the remainder of the season ... saw most of his time on special teams ... appeared on defense against Oregon, VMI, Ball State and Clemson ... made collegiate debut against BYU ... notched three tackles total against Oregon ... made one tackle against Ball State ... recorded one tackle against Maryland ... had a career day against Clemson with six tackles and one pass breakup. 2012 - Redshirted season ... dressed for the Richmond, Penn State, TCU, Louisiana Tech, Maryland, Wake Forest, Miami and North Carolina games ... was UVA's scout team player of the week for the Wake Forest game.


Played safety for head coach Eliot Allen at Stratford High School ... first-team all-district performer ... named the district's newcomer of the year in 2010 ... three stars from Rivals and Scout ... has two older brothers, Johnathan, a former defensive end at New Mexico (2008-11), and Derrick, who a former cornerback at Arizona (2010-13) ... from the same high school as former Stanford All-American and current Indianapolis Colt Andrew Luck.



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