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UVa Football History & Traditions

Bill Dudley

1941 Maxwell Award as the country's outstanding player
    - Consensus All-American as a 19-year old senior
    - Led nation in scoring (134 points), touchdowns (18) and all-purpose yards (1674)
    - Second nationally in rushing (968) and total offense (1824), and fourth in punt returns (481 yards)

George Welsh

1991 Bobby Dodd National Coach of the Year Award
    - Directed a young squad that had to replace 15 starters from the previous season to an 8-3-1 record
    - Team was unbeaten in last eight games of regular season to earn Gator Bowl bid
    - Virginia led the ACC in scoring offense and scoring defense

Heath Miller

2004 Mackey Award as the nation's outstanding tight end
    - Unanimous first-team All-American as a junior
    - Caught 41 passes for 541 yards and five touchdowns
    - Tremendous blocker who helped UVa lead the ACC in rushing and total offense

Chris Long

2007 Hendricks Award as the best defensive end in the country
    - Unanimous first-team All-American
    - Third in the country with 14 sacks and 14th in tackles for loss
    - Led the team with 23 quarterback pressures and nine pass break-ups

UVa and the Heisman Trophy

YearNamePlace in Voting
1941Bill DudleyFifth
1990Shawn MooreFourth
1990Herman MooreSixth
1999Thomas JonesEighth
2007Chris Long10th


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