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George Seals
Player Profile

Martinsville, Va.

High School:
Magna Vista H.S.

Height / Weight:
6-5 / 274


WORTH NOTING: Competing for increased playing time this fall on the offensive line ... one of six returning letter winners from last year's offensive line, from tackle to tackle ... suffered a hand fracture during Virginia's 1999 spring practice and did not play in the spring game ... competing this fall as a first-year graduate student.

AT VIRGINIA: 1998-Backup center behind All-ACC second-team selection John St. Clair ... played in nine regular season games and started against Maryland when St. Clair was out with an injury ... did not play in the opener against Auburn or against N.C. State, but saw action in every other contest, including the Peach Bowl ... the Maryland game was the first start of his career ... played well as Virginia rolled up 376 yards of offense and averaged 6.2 yards per play vs. the Terps ... the Cavaliers led the ACC in a variety of offensive categories in 1998, including rushing yards per game (213.1 ypg), rushing touchdowns (27), yards per rush (5.0), yards per play (6.1) and first downs per game (21.4) ... Virginia averaged almost 100 yards more of rushing offense and 75 yards more of total offense in 1998 as compared to 1997 ... Virginia also featured the ACC's leading rusher, Thomas Jones ... UVa compiled two of the top-three offensive outputs in the ACC in 1998, including a league-best 600 yards against Georgia Tech ... UVa also had 556 yards (third in league) against San Jose State ... the ground game posted three of the top five games in the ACC in 1998, including two of the top three games (446 yards vs. San Jose State and 288 yards vs. Georgia Tech) ... earned his first letter. 1997-Saw his only game action against Maryland ... in uniform but did not play in UVa's 10 other games. 1996-Played in the season opener against Central Michigan ... was in uniform but did not play against Maryland, N.C. State, Duke, Clemson, North Carolina, Virginia Tech and Miami in the Carquest Bowl. 1995-Red-shirted, did not play ... in uniform against Georgia Tech, Duke and Virginia Tech.

HIGH SCHOOL: Earned three letters at offensive tackle for coach Don Bateman ... first-team All-State selection by The Associated Press, All-Timesland selection by the Roanoke Times and first-team All-Piedmont District his junior and senior years ... cited as one of the top 20 football recruits in Virginia by both SuperPrep and USA Today ... listed as one of five Virginia "Seniors to Watch" by Lindy's Football Annual ... named one of top three offensive linemen in Virginia by Street and Smith's College Football ... named one of top nine offensive linemen in Mid-Atlantic Region by Athlon Football ... chosen a 1994 preseason All-American by Blue Chip Illustrated ... listed among top five juniors in Virginia by The Associated Press in July of 1994 ... rated one of the top five football prospects in Virginia by the Roanoke Times and one of the top 25 prospects in the state by the Charlottesville Daily Progress/Lynchburg News ... played in the Virginia High School League (VHSL) East-West All-Star game as a senior ... team captain ... also lettered as a center in basketball.

PERSONAL: George Wayne Seals, Jr. ... born 6-22-77 in Martinsville, Va. ... son of George and Deborah Seals ... his brother Alex (19) is a red-shirt freshman football player at UVa ... also has two sisters, Leslie (16) and Abigail (13) ... father played basketball at Roanoke College ... member of Mu Alpha Theta National Honorary Math Society ... Lee Jackson Foundation Scholarship recipient ... received his undergraduate degree in sociology in May of 1999.


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