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
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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.
Coach's Corner Moves to Birdwood Grill in 2017
Football | 8/17/2017
The live radio program airs each Tuesday night across the Virginia Sports Network.
Jeff White: Nelson Making Name for Himself in Secondary
Football | 8/16/2017
Redshirt freshman Brenton Nelson, who was put on scholarship this month, is competing for a...
Virginia Athletics Announces Countdown to Kickoff Promotion
Football | 8/4/2017
With kickoff to the 2017 Virginia Football season just over 4 weeks away, Virginia Athletics will...
Saturday Athletics Events Cancelled
Football | 8/12/2017
Due to the ongoing public safety concerns in downtown Charlottesville and as a result of both the...
Jeff White: Training Camp Notebook
Football | 8/11/2017
Training camp continues for UVA, whose second season under Bronco Mendenhall starts Sept. 2...
Jeff White: Spaziani Sees His Efforts Rewarded
Football | 8/8/2017
One of the Cavaliers' long-snappers, redshirt junior Joe Spaziani was awarded a scholarship on...
Jeff White: New-Look Defensive Line Taking Shape
Football | 08/01/2017
Eli Hanback and Juwan Moye are working at new positions on Virginia's defensive line: Hanback at ...
Virginia Hosts Two Free Preseason Events Saturday
Football | 08/08/2017
Men’s soccer hosts Wright State at 1 p.m. followed by Football Meet the Team and Movie...
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