UVA boasts its most honorees since 2004
Matt Johns passes for a career-high 344 yards and two touchdowns
By Jeff White (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Jordan Ellis scores on a 3-yard run in the third overtime to beat Syracuse 44-38.
The Cavaliers fall to rival Virginia Tech, on November 26, 2016.
Matt Johns threw a go-ahead touchdown pass to Canaan Severin in the third quarter and Virginia limited Georgia Tech to two long scoring plays until the final minutes of the Cavaliers' 27-21 victory Saturday.
Hoos fall to the Bruins in the Rose Bowl to open 2015 season.
NCAA Football: Virginia at Duke (USATSI)
2015 - All-ACC Academic team. 2014 - All-ACC Academic team.
2016 - Appeared in all 12 of UVA's games ... made two stops against Central Michigan ... broke up a pass against then-No. 22 North Carolina ... made one tackle and forced a fumble against Miami ... made a tackle at Georgia Tech ... recorded one tackle at Virginia Tech. 2015 - Appeared in all 12 of UVA's games with six starts ... started first collegiate game in the Rose Bowl against No. 13 UCLA ... made a start against Boise State ... made seven stops at No. 13 UCLA ... recorded three tackles against No. 9 Notre Dame ... made three stops against Boise State ... made five tackles against Syracuse ... picked up a fumble and returned it 32 yards for a touchdown against the Orange in the second quarter ... made four stops at North Carolina ... made four tackles and 0.5 tackles for a loss against Georgia Tech ... also recovered a fumble and returned it 14 yards against the Yellow Jackets ... made three stops and recorded 0.5 tackles for loss at Miami ... made three tackles and broke up three passes in an eight-point win over Duke. 2014 - Appeared in all 12 games ... finished the season with 21 tackles ... tied with Micah Kiser for the team lead on special teams tackles with nine ... made a team-best six tackles on kickoff returns ... made collegiate debut with two tackles against No. 7 UCLA ... recorded three stops against Richmond ... made one tackle against Kent State ... had one stop in the win over Pitt ... recorded two stops against North Carolina ... notched six stops against Miami ... recorded five tackles and forced one fumble against Virginia Tech in the season finale ... took part in a season-high 27 defensive plays against the Hokies. 2013 - Did not appear in any games ... missed the season with a lower extremity injury suffered in August camp. 2012 - Redshirted season ... dressed for the Richmond, Penn State, Louisiana Tech, Maryland, Wake Forest, NC State, Miami and North Carolina games ... named UVA's scout team player of the week for the Miami game.
HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL
Played wide receiver and linebacker for head coach Heath Gibbs at Norfolk Christian ... caught 13 passes for 304 yards and six touchdowns in 2010 ... added 105 tackles and one interception at linebacker ... received a scout grade of 75 from ESPN.com ... three stars from ESPN ... high school teammates with former UVA teammate Kwontie Moore.
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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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