UVa Football History & Traditions
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)
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
- 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
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
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
|Year||Name||Place in Voting|
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.
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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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Football | 05/11/2018
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