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Football Team Holds Final Preseason Scrimmage

Aug. 23, 2000

Charlottesville, Va. - Wide receivers Demetrius Dotson and Billy McMullen each had more than 100 yards receiving to highlight a University of Virginia football scrimmage today.

Dotson was the game's leading receiver with 125 aerial yards and a touchdown, while McMullen contributed 116 yards. Tight end Kase Luzar added 71 yards, including a 16-yard scoring play.

Tailback Antwoine Womack rushed 13 times for a scrimmage-leading 97 yards. Quarterback Bryson Spinner added 49 yards on the ground, while tailback Jonathan Ward added 47 yards and a touchdown.

Quarterback Dan Ellis threw for 211 yards and two touchdowns.

Placekicker David Greene was true on both of his field goal attempts--from 24 and 34 yards.

Linebacker Byron Thweatt led the defensive effort with nine tackles, including six solo stops. He had one quarterback sack and also broke up a pass. Linebackers Rich Bedesem, Angelo Crowell and Donny Green all had eight tackles apiece. Safeties Shernard Newby and Devon Simmons, and cornerback Art Thomas were in on seven tackles each. Newby and cornerback Tim Spruill each broke up three passes.

 

 

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