Nov. 22, 1999
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. - University of Virginia wide receiver Billy McMullen was named the Atlantic Coast Conference Rookie of the Week for the second week in a row for his role in UVa's dramatic 34-30 win over Maryland on Saturday.
McMullen, a 6-4, 195-pound freshman wide receiver from Richmond, Va., caught the winning touchdown pass with 26 seconds remaining in the Cavaliers' rousing come-from-behind win over the Terps to clinch their 13th consecutive season with seven wins or more. For the game, McMullen caught a career-high six passes for 78 yards. His 20-yard grab from Dan Ellis for the winning score was his longest reception of the day. On UVa's game-winning drive in the final minute, McMullen also hauled in a 15-yard reception from Ellis on a pass that looked like it would surely be overthrown.
McMullen leads the team in receiving yards (483) and yards per reception (17.2), and tied Kevin Coffey for the team lead with 28 receptions and finished second to Coffey with six touchdown catches. His 28 receptions are the most in school history by a freshman, breaking Herman Moore's record of 24 catches in 1988.
This marks the third time McMullen has won the league's weekly rookie award, the most of any rookie this season.
Other winners announced by the conference are: Offensive Back of the Week-LaMont Jordan (Maryland), Offensive Lineman of the Week-Brett Williams (Florida State), Defensive Lineman of the Week-Keith Adams (Clemson), Defensive Back of the Week-Adrian Duncan (Wake Forest), Specialist of the Week-Josh McGee (North Carolina).
Thompson Starts Laying GroundworkWomen's Basketball6/20/18Summer practice started Wednesday morning for the Virginia women's basketball team, which has a new head coach, Tina Thompson.Huff Looking to Make Up for Lost TimeMen's Basketball6/19/18A 7-1 forward from Durham, N.C., Jay Huff hopes to carve out a role in Virginia's frontcourt as a redshirt sophomore in 2018-19.Nus Traveling Road to RecoveryMen's Soccer6/18/18Rising senior Sergi Nus, an All-ACC defender who's recovering from a torn ACL, expects to be ready for Virginia's opener in August.
Director of News Content
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.
Ryan Phillis Joins Football Conditioning Staff
Football | 6/15/2018
Virginia's director of football development and performance Shawn Griswold has added Ryan...
DL Cassius Peat Transfers to Virginia from Scottsdale...
Football | 6/2/2018
Scottsdale Community College defensive lineman Cassius Peat (Chandler, Ariz.) has announced he...
Virginia's Road Game at Indiana to Kick Off at 7:30 p.m.
Football | 5/31/2018
The Big Ten Conference announced today Virginia's road game at Indiana on Saturday, September 8...
Jeff White: UVA Pioneer Ready for Next Chapter
Football | 5/21/2018
Kent Merritt, who's retiring from his position in the history department, was among the players...
Kickoff Times Announced for Three Virginia Home Games
Football | 5/18/2018
As part of the announcement of early-season football television selections, the Atlantic Coast...
Jeff White: Shared Vision Unites Mendenhall, Williams
Football | 5/17/2018
Virginia's new athletics director, Carla Williams, has formed a strong working relationship with ...
Virginia Football Single-Game Tickets on Sale
Football | 05/17/2018
Single-game tickets for all seven home games of the 2018 Virginia Football season go on sale...
Playing Careers End for Kirven and Trucilla
Football | 05/11/2018
Virginia football head coach Bronco Mendenhall announced today defensive linemen John Kirven (Ral...
- Online Stores