Defensive duo named to the first team
Conference has record 4,143 student-athletes recognized
UVa safety is lone Cavalier to earn first-team All-ACC honors
Blanding earns preseason All-America honors from Phil Steele
By Jeff White (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Football vs. Virginia Tech (by Matt Riley)
Cavaliers Open ACC Play on the Road
Hoos fall to the Bruins in the Rose Bowl to open 2015 season.
Virginia takes down Richmond, 45-13.
Football at Pittsburgh
2015 - One of UVa's four team captains ... Phil Steele preseason third-team All-ACC ... Athlon Sports preseason fourth-team All-ACC. 2014 - Recognized on the ACC Academic Honor Roll.
2014 - Appeared in all 12 of UVa's games with 11 starts ... made all 11 starts at center ... took part in 774 offensive plays and 833 plays over all ... ran on 75 offensive plays out of UVa's record 102 offensive plays at No. 21 BYU ... helped UVa accumulate 500 yards of total offense in back-to-back games (BYU and Kent State) for the first time since 2004 ... named ACC Co-Offensive Lineman of the Week after helping Kevin Parks rush for a career-high 169 yards and a touchdown against Pitt. 2013 - Appeared in nine of UVa's 12 games ... made four starts at center ... did not play against Ball State, Maryland or Duke ... part of an offensive line that helped block for Kevin Parks, who became UVa's first 1,000-yard rusher since 2004 ... took part in 270 offensive plays ... also appeared in 10 special teams plays. 2012 - Appeared in all 12 games ... saw some time at center ... saw most action at the right guard position ... helped an offense that has out gained 7 of their 12 opponents, including a streak of six in a row ... helped UVa amass over 500 yards of total offense multiple times in a season for the first time since 2004 ... helped protect UVa QBs as they passed for a program record 480 yards in a game against Louisiana Tech. 2011 - Redshirted ... dressed for the William & Mary, Southern Miss, Idaho, Georgia Tech, NC State, Duke and Virginia Tech games ... also dressed for the Chick-fil-A Bowl.
High School and Personal
Offensive lineman at Frank W. Cox High School in Virginia Beach ... ranked No. 56 OG in nation by Scout.com ... earned a scouts grade of 76 from ESPN.com ... ranked No. 86 OT in nation by ESPN.com ... three-star prospect by ESPN.com, Rivals.com, and Scout.com ... ranked No. 29 recruit in state by Rivals.com ... All-Beach District and Virginian-Pilot All-Tidewater first-team selection as a senior ... earned second-team All-Beach District honors his junior year ... started on both sides of the ball for coach Bill Stachelski, also playing DT ... two-sport athlete who helped the Falcons capture the 2010 Virginia AAA wrestling state title ... state champion at the 285-pound weight class as a junior ... Anthropology major
Cavalier Football: Virginia Tech PostscriptFootball11/29/15Virginia's sixth season under head coach Mike London ended Saturday with a 23-20 loss to Virginia Tech at Scott Stadium.End Comes Too Soon for 'HoosWomen's Soccer11/28/15In women's soccer, Virginia finished with a 19-1-13 after falling in the NCAA quarterfinals to Rutgers in a penalty-kick shootout Friday at Klöckner Stadium.Stage Set for Season FinaleFootball11/27/15At noon Saturday, in the rivals' annual clash for the Commonwealth Cup, Virginia (4-7, 3-4) meets Virginia Tech (5-6, 3-4) at Scott Stadium.
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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.
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