July 15, 2016
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – Virginia wide receiver Olamide Zaccheaus has been named to the 2016 Paul Hornung Award Watch List, announced the Louisville Sports Commission on Friday. The Paul Hornung Award presented by Texas Roadhouse, now in its seventh season, is given annually to the most versatile player in major college football by the Louisville Sports Commission and football legend Paul Hornung.
Zaccheaus (So., Philadelphia, Pa.) did a little of everything on offense for the Cavaliers in 2015. He rushed 33 times for 262 yards and one touchdown. Zaccheaus also caught 21 passes for 216 yards and a score. Against Duke he became the first Cavalier since Perry Jones in 2011 (Miami) to throw for a touchdown and receive a touchdown pass in the same game. Zaccheaus also led UVA with 541 kick return yards, including setting a program record with 231 kick return yards against Boise State. The 231 kick return yards are tied for third-most all-time in ACC history.
Many consider Hornung the most versatile player in the history of college and pro football. He won the 1956 Heisman Trophy at quarterback for Notre Dame and was the number one pick in the 1957 NFL draft. He played every position in the backfield during his career with the Irish, where he also punted, kicked, returned kicks and played defensive back. While in the NFL, Hornung was a multi-threat offensive back and prolific kicker. He was a member of four NFL championship teams as an all-pro halfback for the Green Bay Packers and led the NFL in scoring 1959-60-61, set the single season scoring record in 1960 with 176 points and was named League MVP following the 1961 season.
'Hoos Exit With Heads Held HighWomen's Basketball3/19/18In its first trip to the NCAA tourney since 2010, 10th-seeded Virginia went 1-1 in Columbia, S.C., defeating seventh-seeded Cal and losing to second-seeded South Carolina.'Hoos Look To Take Next Step in NCAA TourneyWomen's Basketball3/18/18A win Sunday night over second-seeded South Carolina would send 10th-seeded Virginia to the NCAA tournament's Sweet Sixteen for the first time since 2000.End Comes Too Soon for No. 1 CavaliersMen's Basketball3/17/18In the NCAA tournament's first round, No. 1 seed Virginia lost 74-54 to No. 16 seed UMBC in a South Region game in Charlotte, N.C.
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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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