John St. Clair
John St. Clair
Player Profile
Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Roanoke, Va.

High School:
William Fleming H.S.

Height / Weight:
6-5 / 295

Position:
C

WORTH NOTING: Honors candidate ... returning starter at center ... especially good in pass protection ... moved from tight end to center during UVa's 1997 spring practice period ... three-year letter winner ... competing on this year's team as a first-year graduate student.

HONORS: 1999-Received the Virginia Student Aid Foundation's Scott Montgomery Endowed Football Scholarship, awarded to a deserving member of the football team in honor of Scott Montgomery who lettered as a tight end in 1967. 1998-Second-team All-Atlantic Coast Conference ... first-team All-State by the Virginia Sports Information Directors Association ... received the Speed Elliot Award as Virginia's Most Improved Player (team award).

AT VIRGINIA: 1998-Played with a variety of nagging injuries, but still started in 10 regular season games and against Georgia in the Peach Bowl ... did not play vs. Maryland due to injury ... was a consistently high grader by offensive line coach Paul Schudel ... was instrumental in helping rejuvenate the Virginia rushing attack ... 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) ... lettered for the third time. 1997-Appeared in all 11 games, starting at center against Wake Forest and Clemson ... was the backup center behind Matt Link in UVa's nine other games ... earned his second letter. 1996-Played in eight of 11 regular season games and in the Carquest Bowl as a reserve tight end ... in uniform but did not play against Florida State ... was not in uniform against Duke and Clemson ... used primarily as a blocking tight end ... did not catch a pass ... lettered. 1995-Red-shirted ... did not play in a game ... was in uniform for regular season contests against William & Mary, N.C. State, Georgia Tech, Clemson, Wake Forest, North Carolina, Duke, Texas and Virginia Tech, and against Georgia in the Peach Bowl.

HIGH SCHOOL: Earned four letters at tight end and defensive tackle for coach Sherley Stuart ... preseason All-America selection by SuperPrep as a senior ... named to Blue Chip Illustrated All-Regional team ... rated one of the top 25 football players in Virginia by the Roanoke Times and the Charlottesville Daily Progress/Lynchburg News ... named All-District and was a Virginia High School League (VHSL) East-West All-Star game selection ... chosen team's Defensive Player of the Year as a junior ... received team's Fred Smith Award for outstanding leadership and scholarship ... lettered four times in track, earning All-District honors in the discus ... advanced to the state finals in the discus all four years ... lettered twice in basketball.

PERSONAL: John Bradley St. Clair ... born 7-15-77 in Roanoke, Va. ... son of James St. Clair and Alice St. Clair ... has one sister, Valerie (34), and one brother, Bobby (26) ... sister, Valerie, graduated from UVa in 1987 ... honor roll student at William Fleming High School and member of the Beta Club and National Honor Society ... also a member of the Spanish Honor Society in high school ... participates in the Buddy Program at Charlottesville's Greer Elementary School ... received his undergraduate degree in anthropology in May of 1999.