PRONUNCIATION: kway koo
HONORS: 2002--ACC All-Freshman Team by The Sporting News.
2005--One of only four seniors to play on defense ...moved to nose tackle to make use of his tremendous size ... played both nose tackle and defensive end ... did a good job of occupying blockers ... played in 10 games, starting seven ...made 30 tackles, the second-highest total of his career ...started at nose tackle in the opener against Western Michigan ... made a tackle and recovered a fumble that set up UVa's second touchdown ...had three tackles against Boston College in his first non-start of the season ...broke up a pass vs. Florida State ...made five tackles against North Carolina ... returned to the starting line-up and had five stops in a win over Temple ...tied his career high with six tackles against Virginia Tech and had four vs. Miami to close the regular season.
2004--Experienced defensive lineman who appeared in every game ... started the first four games following Chris Canty's season-ending injury, but gave way to Chris Johnson for the last four contests ... made 23 tackles ...three tackles in a win over North Carolina ...season-high five stops, including one for loss, in his first start against Clemson ... two tackles against Florida State ...in on three tackles vs. Virginia Tech ... was in on a season-high five tackles against Fresno State in the MPC Computers Bowl ... lettered.
2003--Backup defensive end ... made 24 tackles in 13 games ...had at least one tackle in the first eight games, but has had just four stops in the last five games combined ... three tackles vs. South Carolina and Wake Forest ... tied his career high with six tackles vs. Troy State ... two tackles in regular season finale vs. Virginia Tech ... made two tackles against Pittsburgh in the Continental Tire Bowl, including a stop at the one-yard line on the Panthers' first possession when they failed to score on four plays from the one ... earned his second letter.
2002--Gained valuable experience as a true freshman ... started the first five games of the season before giving way to Chris Canty when Canty returned to full strength ...played in the first 10 games of the season before missing the next three games due to illness ...came back to start against West Virginia in the Continental Tire Bowl due to an injury to Canty ... started six games overall ... fifth in tackles (34) among UVa's defensive linemen ...led team's defensive linemen in tackles the first two games ...had six stops in his debut against Colorado State ...one of his tackles resulted in a huge 17-yard loss ... had six tackles the next game against Florida State ... had seven tackles in the next three games combined before Canty returned ... had five tackles in the win over Clemson ... four tackles vs. Penn State, his last action before being sidelined for the rest of the regular season ...made three tackles in the Continental Tire Bowl vs. West Virginia ... lettered.
HIGH SCHOOL: Outstanding defensive lineman for coach Dino Mangiero at Brooklyn Poly Prep ... his team had an undefeated 8-0 record his senior season ... 56 tackles, including five quarterback sacks, as a senior ... also caused two fumbles and recovered two ... intercepted four passes as well ... Gatorade Player of the Year in New York as a senior ... Parade All-American ... SuperPrep All-American ... PrepStar All-American ... All-American by Max Emfinger ... Prep Football Report first-team All-American, the #11 player in the East region and the #89 player in the nation ... rated the top player in New York by SuperPrep ... PrepStar Top-125 Dream Team (#9 DL) ... nation's 10th-best defensive lineman and 36th player overall by SuperPrep ... #18 defensive lineman by Tom Lemming ... four-star player and #17 defensive lineman in the country by Rivals.com ... listed as the 89th-best player in the nation by Tom Lemming ... nation's #3 defensive tackle by Max Emfinger ... #55 on Student Sports Hot 100 Recruits ... East Region's top defensive lineman by PrepStar ... first-team All-State honoree ... played in the 2002 U.S. Army High School All-American Bowl in San Antonio, Texas ... recorded 13 sacks as a junior.
PERSONAL: Naylor Kwakou Robinson ... born 7-13-83 in Brooklyn, N.Y. ... parents are Joyce Mariso and Naylor Robinson ... has a younger sister, Nia (11) ... anthropology major.
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A 1985 graduate of UVA, White worked at the Richmond Times-Dispatch until July 2009. He was honored six times as the state's Sportswriter of the Year.
Jeff White: Welsh Connection Adds to Bowl Storylines
Football | 12/14/2017
Virginia (6-6) meets Navy (6-6) in the Military Bowl, Dec. 28 in Annapolis, Md. George Welsh is a...
Benkert Named a CoSIDA Football Academic All-American
Football | 12/14/2017
UVA quarterback earns second-team honors on the CoSIDA Academic All-America team.
More All-America Honors for Blanding and Kiser
Football | 12/12/2017
Kiser and Blanding combined have been named to 17 All-America teams.
Blanding and Kiser Named to Three All-America Teams
Football | 12/11/2017
Virginia free safety Quin Blanding and inside linebacker Micah Kiser were named to three All-Amer...
Blanding Becomes 4th Hoo Headed to Senior Bowl
Football | 12/11/2017
Virginia senior free safety Quin Blanding (Virginia Beach, Va.) has accepted an invitation to the...
Micah Kiser Wins 2017 Dudley Award
Football | 12/10/2017
Virginia senior inside linebacker Micah Kiser (Baltimore, Md.) was named the winner of the 2017...
Blanding and Kiser Named to Walter Camp All-America Team
Football | 12/07/2017
Safety Quin Blanding and linebacker Micah Kiser were named to the Walter Camp All-America team...
Virginia Recognized with AFCA Academic Achievement Award
Football | 12/07/2017
The Virginia football program is one of seven schools honored today (Dec. 7) by the American...
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