Taquan Mizzell
Taquan  Mizzell


Virginia Beach, Va.

High School:
Bayside HS

Height / Weight:
5-10 / 195




Virginia at Pitt - Postgame Game Notes

Postgame Game Notes


Virginia Defeats In-State Foe William & Mary, 35-29

QB Matt Johns led the team with 263 yards and three touchdowns in win over the Tribe.


Blanding Leads Eight Cavaliers with Preseason Honors From Athlon

UVa safety is lone Cavalier to earn first-team All-ACC honors


Virginia Postgame Game Notes

November 28, 2013


Parks, Hamm Lead Virginia Past VMI, 49-0

Kevin Parks and freshman backup Daniel Hamm each ran for more than 100 yards and two touchdowns as Virginia defeated VMI 49-0 on Saturday.


Virginia 19, Pittsburgh 26

Check out the photo gallery from the Virginia football game against Pittsburgh.


Virginia 35, William & Mary 29

Check out the photo gallery from the Virginia football game against William & Mary.


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.


Football vs. Virginia Tech (by Matt Riley)

Football vs. Virginia Tech (by Matt Riley)

- Athlon Sports preseason third-team All-ACC.

- Has started all four games ... made first career start at No. 13 UCLA and led all players with eight catches and 100 receiving yards ... rushed for 66 yards against No. 9 Notre Dame ... caught five balls for 123 yards and one touchdown against William & Mary ... had 202 all-purpose yards against Tribe ... caught a 45-yard touchdown pass against Boise State. 2014 - Appeared in all 12 of UVA's games ... rushed 64 times for 280 yards and two touchdowns ... was No. 2 on the team with 39 receptions for 271 yards ... had nine kickoff returns for 208 yards and a 23.1 yards per return average ... carried the ball 10 times for 31 yards and made six catches in the season opener against No. 7 UCLA ... led UVA with five catches against Richmond ... rushed seven times for 16 yards and a touchdown against the Spiders ... also returned two kicks for 70 yards against Richmond ... rushed for 40 yards on five carriers against No. 21 Louisville ... also caught three passes against the Cardinals ... rushed the ball eight times for 17 yards at No. 21 BYU ... added two catches for 10 yards ... had 61 rushing yards and a touchdown in a home win over Kent State ... rushed three times for nine yards and had two receptions against Pitt ... had 21 rushing yards to go along with 19 receiving yards at Duke ... rushed eight times for 55 yards against Miami ... had four catches for 33 yards at Georgia Tech ... recorded four receptions for 74 yards at Virginia Tech. 2013 - Appeared in 10 of UVA's 12 games ... missed the VMI and Pitt games with a lower extremity injury ... one of 12 UVA true freshmen to see time ... earned his first letter ... made collegiate debut against BYU and returned the season's opening kickoff 25 yards on his first career touch ... one of only two true freshmen to make debut for UVA against the Cougars ... rushed 45 times for 184 yards and a touchdown ... caught 29 passes for 164 yards and a score ... returned 21 kicks for 347 yards ... collected 695 all-purpose yards in his rookie campaign ... rushed seven times for 16 yards in collegiate debut against BYU ... rushed six times for a career-high 52 yards against Duke ... rushed for 33 yards and his first career rushing touchdown at Miami ... also caught six passes for 45 yards and his first career receiving touchdown against the Hurricanes ... notched a career-high 142 all-purpose yards at North Carolina, including 108 kickoff return yards ... had a career-long 36-yard rush against Duke.


Played running back at Bayside High School for head coach Darnell Moore ... a five-star player by Rivals.com ... the first five-star recruit to come to UVA since current Jacksonville Jaguar Eugene Monroe in 2005 ... a Parade All-American honorable mention honoree ... ranked the No. 29 player in the nation by Rivals.com and the No. 5 running back in the class ... a ESPNU Top 150 prospect, ranking in at No. 78 ... ranked by ESPN.com as the No. 9 running back in the nation ... a four-star recruit by ESPN.com, Scout.com and 247sports ... ranked the No. 3 player in Virginia by the Roanoke Times ... ranked as the No. 6 recruit in Virginia according to the 2013 Daily Press Fab 15 ... a Lemming Top Player for MaxPreps.com as the No. 4 running back prospect in the nation ... ranked the No. 51 prospect in the nation by MaxPreps.com ... selected to play in the U.S. Army All-American Bowl ... had a 72-yard kickoff return that set up the game-winning score as the East beat the West, 15-8, in the U.S. All-American Bowl which was played in the Alamodome in San Antonio ... also played in the Chesapeake Bowl and rushed for one touchdown ... All-Tidewater first-team honoree ... All-Beach District first-team honoree at running back and kick returner ... finished senior season with 1,231 yards rushing with 31 touchdowns ... accounted for over 2,000 all-purpose yards ... led Beach District in rushing ... added five receiving touchdowns and returned two punts and one kickoff for scores ... finished high school career with 416 regular-season points, which ranks No. 2 all-time in South Hampton Roads history ... collected more than 3,500 career rushing yards ... All-Beach District first-team running back and kick returner ... All-Tidewater first-team honoree ... VHSL Group AAA All-State second team honoree ... rushed for 1,198 yards and 23 touchdowns as junior in 2011 ... played high school football with current Virginia cornerback Demetrious Nicholson and safety Quin Blanding ... nickname is Smoke ... name is pronounced Tay-Qwan MY-ZELL.