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Taquan Mizzell
Taquan Mizzell

Class:
Sophomore

Hometown:
Virginia Beach, Va.

High School:
Bayside HS

Height / Weight:
5-10 / 190

Position:
TB

Experience:
1L



09/21/2013

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.

11/30/2013

Football vs. Virginia Tech (by Matt Riley)

Football vs. Virginia Tech (by Matt Riley)

11/30/2013

Virginia Tech @ Virginia

USATSI

10/26/2013

Football vs. Georgia Tech (by Matt Riley)

Football vs. Georgia Tech (by Matt Riley)

10/19/2013

Football vs. Duke (by Matt Riley)

Football vs. Duke (by Matt Riley)

10/12/2013

Virginia vs. Maryland (by TJ Root)

Virginia vs. Maryland (by TJ Root)

AT VIRGINIA
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 ... had a career-long 27-yard reception against Clemson.

HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL

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, safety Quin Blanding and linebacker Henry Coley ... nickname is Smoke ... name is pronounced Tay-Qwan Mizzz-EL.

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