Skip to simplified nav
Harris Named ACC Defensive Back of the Week

VIRGINIASPORTSDOTCOM
Anthony Harris

VIRGINIASPORTSDOTCOM
Anthony Harris
VIRGINIASPORTSDOTCOM

Sep 3, 2013

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – Virginia strong safety Anthony Harris was named ACC Defensive Back of the Week for games played through Sept. 2.

The weekly ACC honor is the first for the junior from Chesterfield, Va.  Harris was also named the Walter Camp National Defensive Player of the Week on Sunday.

Harris posted 11 tackles, including three solo stops, recorded one quarterback sack, blocked a punt and intercepted a pass in UVa's season-opening 19-16 victory against BYU.

Harris' blocked punt in the third quarter set up Virginia's first touchdown.

With UVa trailing 16-12 and three minutes left to play, Harris picked off a third-down BYU pass, returned it 10 yards and then pitched the ball to linebacker Henry Coley, who ran another 23 yards. Virginia scored the winning touchdown on the next play.

Harris is the first Cavalier to win ACC Defensive Back of the Week honors since Maurice Canady won the award in back-to-back weeks last season (Nov. 5 and Nov. 12).

Virginia returns to Scott Stadium on Saturday when No. 2 Oregon comes to Charlottesville. The game will kickoff at 3:30 p.m. and televised nationally on ABC or ESPN2, depending on geography.


 

 

Schedules

Top Videos
Jeff White
Daniel Lynch
Lynch Makes Timely Return to Mound
Baseball
5/28/16
In his first appearance since April 13, freshman Daniel Lynch retired all four batters he faced Friday in Virginia's ACC tournament loss to Wake Forest.
Justin Anderson
Transfers Eager to Help Lift Program
Football
5/26/16
UVA's football team added three transfers this spring: quarterback Kurt Benkert, offensive guard Jared Cohen and defensive end Jack Powers.
Thai-Son Kwiatkowski
Cavaliers' Reign Atop NCAA Continues
Men's Tennis
5/25/16
With a 4-1 win over Oklahoma on Tuesday night, top-seeded Virginia captured its second straight NCAA men's title and third in four seasons.

Jeff White

Director of News Content

jwhite@virginia.edu

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.

Archives
More Headlines
Online Stores
Auctions
Cavalier Team Shop