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Danny Aiken heading into Sr season: 2010: Appeared in all 12 games on special teams ... earned his fourth letter ... was the team's long snapper ... appeared in 112 special teams plays ... made four tackles on the year ... made one tackle at USC, vs. Florida State, vs. No. 22 Miami and at Virginia Tech...2009: Appeared in all 12 games on special teams ... earned his third letter ... was the team's long snapper ... appeared in 126 special teams plays...2008: Lettered by playing in all 12 games exclusively on special teams ... once again handled the long snapping duties for all punts, extra points and field goals ... had three tackles in punt coverage...2007: Played in all 13 games ... long snapper for punts, extra points and field goals ... was perfect on 134 of 140 snaps ... one of five true freshmen to play ... had five tackles in punt coverage, second on the team.
Rashawn Jackson heading into rSr season: 2009 Senior Bowl Invite…2008: 12 GP; 2 GS; Rush: 16-62-3.9-0; Rec: 14-79-5.6-0; KR: 1-5-5-0; 1 Sol-2 TT; Charged on October 2008 with grand larceny and breaking and entering in November 2007 dorm incident, but charges were dropped due to lack of evidence. Started only twice due to Uva using a one-back offense for the majority of the season … a regular on the kickoff return team, he also played on the punt coverage team the final 10 games of the year. 2007: 11 GP; 3 GS; Rush: 20-72-3.6-0; Rec: 8-46-5.8-1; Bruising fullback who started vs. Duke, Connecticut and Texas Tech in the Gator Bowl, where he toted the football 14 times for 52 yards vs. Red Raiders … had a nine-yard reception on the game’s first play vs. Connecticut, but injured his hamstring on the play and missed the next two games. 2006: 12 GP; 0 GS; 5 Sol-8 TT; Backup inside linebacker who saw playing time in all 12 contests, primarily on special teams … played a total of 117 snaps … had one tackle in eight separate games … three tackles in punt coverage and four in kickoff coverage … also played fullback on the goal line offense … earned his first letter. 2005: Began the season at running back, but was moved to linebacker midway through the season when the team got thin at the position …was in uniform for all six home games and the Music City Bowl, but did not play in a game and was redshirted.
Eugene Monroe heading into Sr season: 2008: Unanimous All-Atlantic Coast Conference and All-State first-team choice...Recipient of the Jacobs Blocking Trophy, given annually since 1953 to the player voted the most outstanding blocker in the ACC by a poll of the league's head coaches and defensive coordinators. Monroe started all twelve games at left offensive tackle, as he was one of the few bright spots for a unit that not only struggled to score (ranked 115th in the nation with an average of 16.08 points per game), but also to gain yardage (106th in total offense with an average of 299.75 yards per game and 109th in rushing, averaging 96.58 yards per contest)...Registered a school season-record 105 knockdowns/key blocks, as he set another school and ACC season-record with sixteen touchdown-resulting blocks, posting a blocking consistency grade of 88.42%, the best of any senior offensive tackle in the collegiate ranks...What makes his sixteen touchdown-resulting blocks (also provided key pass protection blocks on five touchdown throws) even more impressive is the fact that all of the team's touchdown runs were because of those blocks and the Cavaliers would produce just 23 total touchdowns for the season (made touchdown-resulting blocks on 69.56% of the team's touchdowns and was involved with key blocks on 91.3% of those scores)...The offense generated 3,597 yards in total offense for the season, with 2,762 of those yards (76.79%) coming from over Monroe's side of the field...2007: Honorable mention All-ACC selection … underrated performer who was overpowering during the season … started 11 games at left tackle, missing the Pittsburgh and Middle Tennessee games with a knee injury... did not allow a sack during the regular season...2006: Played in all 12 games and started six times at left tackle where he shared time with Zak Stair ... earned his first letter.
Clint Sintim heading into rSr season: 2008: Started all twelve games at strong-side outside line-backer, ranking third on the team with 70 tackles (38 solos)…Registered a career-high eleven sacks for minus 86 yards, the fifth-best season total in school history…His average of 0.92 sacks per game ranked second in the ACC and tied for ninth in the nation…Totaled thirteen stops for losses totaling 90 yards and had four quarterback pressures…Caused a fumble and recovered two others…Also deflected three passes…On 65 running plays he was involved in, the opposition gained 139 yards (2.14 ypc) with three touchdowns and 19 first downs, as Sintim made 14 third-down stops vs. the ground attack, taking down ball carriers for no gain on six carries…Had 11-of-20 passes in his area completed (55.0%) for 88 yards (8.0 yards per completion/4.4 yards per attempt), one touchdown and four first downs, as he made seven third-down stops and two more on fourth-down vs. The aerial game…Delivered ten tackles inside the red zone, including three on goal-line plays...2007: 13 GP; 13 GS; 44 Sol-78 TT, 9 TFL, 9 SK, 3 QBH, 2 FF; Third-year starter at outside linebacker ... started the last 37 games, ... the longest active streak on the team ... third on the team in tackling with a career-high 77 tackles ... 28th in the ACC in tackling with an average of 5.9 tpg. ... led the nation in sacks by a linebacker with an average of 0.69/g ... fourth in the ACC in sacks and tops among linebackers .. his nine sacks are fourth most in a season by a UVa linebacker ... second on the team behind Chris Long with 17 quarterback pressures ... shared the team lead with two forced fumbles ... made at least eight tackles on five occasions ... named the coaches' defensive player of the week four times ... 2006: 12 GP; 12 GS; 22 Sol-45 TT, 10 TFL, 4 SK, 2 QBH, 1 FR, 1 FF; Started all 12 games at outside linebacker for the second year in a row ... averaged 3.8 tackles per game ... more than a quarter of his tackles were for loss (12 of 45) ... tied for second on the team with 12 TFL ... also second with four sacks ... credited with five quarterback pressures.
Ras-I Dowling heading into Sr season: 2010: Battled injuries most of the season and appeared in only five games ... appeared in 162 total plays, including seven on special teams ... made first start of the season at Georgia Tech ... also started against Maryland before leaving game with high ankle sprain ... had season-high eight tackles against Florida State ... tallied five tackles at Georgia Tech...2009: All-ACC second-team selection ... all-ACC second-team selection by Phil Steele’s Postseason Publication ... presented the team’s Speed Elliot Award as the most improved player ... ACC Defensive Back of the Week after he had a career-high nine tackles, including his first career sack against Indiana ... ranked No. 6 in ACC in passes defended with 11 ... ranked No. 11 in ACC in interceptions with three ... helped anchor the ACC’s No. 4 and the nation’s No. 21 pass defense ...2008: Played in 11 games, starting the final nine games of the season ... led the team with three interceptions and 11 pass breakups ... had a total of 43 tackles... his interception total was the most by a Cavalier since Marcus Hamilton had in 2006 ... ranked third in the ACC in passes defended (PBUs + INTs) with 14...2007: One of five true freshmen to play ... did not play in opener at Wyoming, but played in the last 12 games ... finished with 44 tackles ... averaged 3.7 tackles per game, eighth among all ACC freshmen and fourth among true freshmen ... led the team with nine pass break-ups ... shared the team lead with two interceptions to become the first true freshman to lead the team since Jerton Evans in 1999 ... 16 tackles in kickoff coverage led the team by a wide margin ... second on squad with five tackles on the punt team.
Chris Cook heading into Sr season: 2009 Senior Bowl Invite…2008: Was not enrolled at the University due to academic difficulties. 2007: 9 GP; 7 GS; 25 Sol-39 TT, 1 TFL, 1 INT, 6 PBU, 1 BLK; Started the first six games of the season before suffering a sprained knee at Middle Tennessee and missing the next three games … returned to action for the Wake Forest game and started against Virginia Tech in the regular season finale … was not eligible for the 2008 Gator Bowl. 2006: 12 GP; 11 GS; 46 Sol-58 TT, 4 TFL, 1 INT, 5 PBU, 1 FR; Started the final 11 games of the season … finished with 58 tackles, the most among any player in the UVa secondary. 2005: 5 GP; 1 GS; 5 Sol-6 TT, 1 INT, 2 PBU; Played in the first five games and drew the starting assignment in the fifth contest at Boston College … was used at both safety and corneback … had six tackles … missed the second half of the season due to a broken leg he suffered at BC. Personal: Cousin Vic Hall is a UVa teammate and 2010 NFL draft prospect.
Cedric Peerman heading into rSr season: 2007: 6 GP; 6 GS; Rush: 113-585-5.2-5; Rec: 12-99-8.2-0; KR: 5-87-17.4-0; Was having a dynamic season until injuring his foot early in the Middle Tennessee game in the sixth game … underwent surgery for a Lisfranc injury in November … was the team's leading rusher with a career-high 585 yards … was the ACC's leading rusher at the time of his injury and his 97.5-yards per game average would have ranked second in the league, but he did not played in enough games to qualify … three 100-yard rushing games tied for fourth in the ACC … 99 receiving yards tied for second among the team's running backs, while his 12 receptions were third … was the team's leading rusher in the first five games of the season until his injury …2006: 12 GP; 1 GS; Rush: 46-153-3.3-4; Rec: 7-38-5.4-0; KR: 19-519-27.3-0; Second-team Freshman All-America kick returner by CollegeFootballNews.com … second-team All-State by the Roanoke Times. Played in all 12 games as a reserve tailback and kickoff returner ... third on the team with 46 carries for 153 yards ...2005: 12 GP; 1 GS; Rush: 70-237-3.4-3; Rec: 3-14-4.7-1; KR: 21-542-25.8-0; Tough tailback who made significant contributions as a redshirt freshman ...played in every game with a start against Syracuse in place of an injured Wali Lundy ...fifth on the team with 237 yards rushing ... ranked sixth among ACC rookies ...led the team in kickoff returns with an average of 25.8 yards per return ...tied for second in the ACC and 22nd in the country ...sixth among the nation's freshmen in kickoff returns ...led the team with 793 all-purpose yards to rank 24th in the ACC ... his 793 all-purpose yards are eighth most by a UVa freshman ...four touchdowns are sixth by an ACC freshman ...2004: Was in uniform for all six home games, the Virginia Tech game and the MPC Computers Bowl but did not see any action ...red-shirted.
Antonio Appleby heading into Sr season: 2007: 13 GP; 13 GS; 24 Sol-60 TT, 5 TFL, 2.5 SK, 6 PBU, 1 FR; Started all 13 games at inside linebacker ... was in on 60 tackles, the second-highest total of his career ... had five tackles for loss and 2.5 sacks ... had sacks against Wyoming, NC State and Miami ... broke up six passes, third on the team and tops among the linebackers ... helped defense allow just nine rushing touchdowns, the second fewest in the ACC and fifth fewest nationally ... 2006: 12 GP; 12 GS; 39 Sol-68 TT, 3 TFL, 1 SK, 5 QBH, 2 FF; Assumed a starting position for all 12 games at inside linebacker ... blessed with good quickness, lateral speed and solid tackling skills ... finished second on the team with 68 total tackles ... combined with Jon Copper to produce 149 tackles in UVa's 3-4 scheme ... participated in 732 plays, the second most on the defense ... five QB pressures tied for third most on team ... 2005: 12 GP; 0 GS; 19 Sol-27 TT, 1 TFL; Played in every game with two starts ... saw his playing time increase progressively throughout the fall ... started the final regular season game against Miami and the Music City Bowl vs. Minnesota, in place of Ahmad Brooks, who was injured ... saw extensive action on the punt team, as well as the kickoff and punt return teams ... 27 tackles led the team's true freshmen.
Cam Johnson heading into Sr season: A closer look at the 49ers' picks: Round 7/237 -- Cam Johnson, DE, 6-3, 268, Virginia...With the lack of defensive line depth, Johnson has a shot at making the team. - The Sports Xchange
John Phillips heading into Sr season: 2007: 13 GP; 8 GS; Rec: 17-193-11.4-2; 1 Sol-4 TT; Part of the team's trio of outstanding tight ends ... eight starts and played in all 13 games ... fifth on the team in receiving with 17 receptions for 193 yards and two touchdowns, figures that were more than his career totals coming into the season ... tied for ninth in the ACC in receptions and 10th in yards among league's tight ends ... did not catch a pass in the first three games but ended the regular-season with a nine-game streak with at least one catch ... 2006: 12 GP; 4 GS; Rec: 2-65-32.5-0; Appeared in every game, started four (Pittsburgh, Georgia Tech, Miami, Virginia Tech) ... used primarily as a blocker, but has good ball skills ... two catches for 65 yards on the year ... 2005: 12 GP; 3 GS; Rec: 2-27-13.5-1; Appeared in every game, including starts against North Carolina, Georgia Tech and Virginia Tech when the team started in a two-tight end set ...good blocker who also played on the kickoff return team and the kick scoring unit ... played only special teams in the first two games ... has an older brother Jake, who is the starting quarterback at William & Mary ... cousin Scott Perkins also played football for the Tribe (1985-88).
Oday Aboushi heading into Sr season: A closer look at the Jets' picks: Round 5/141 - Oday Aboushi, T, 6-6, 308, Virginia...Aboushi, a Brooklyn native, is more of a project, especially with Austin Howard ahead of him on the depth chart. Like Winters, he played guard at the Senior Bowl and could end up becoming a versatile utilityman along the line. - The Sports Xchange
*Kevin Ogletree heading into rJr season: 2007: Medical redshirt after suffering a knee injury during spring drills...2006: 12 GP; 52-582-11.2; 4 TDs receiving in 2006...Appeared in all 12 games and started nine of the final 10 games ... just the ninth player in UVa history to record 50 catches in a season ... ranked third in the ACC in receiving and seventh in receiving yards ...2005: 7-27- 3.9; 0 TDs receiving in 2005...Was brought along slowly as a true freshman ... made the travel squad but didn’t get into his first game until the sixth week against Florida State ... appeared in every game thereafter, including a start against Temple.
Chase Minnifield heading into rSr season: 2010: SI.com Honorable Mention All-American … first-team All-ACC … started all 12 games … finished year No. 2 in the ACC and No. 7 nationally with six INTs … twice during season was named honorable mention for the Jim Thorpe Defensive Back of the Week honor … shared ACC Defensive Back of the Week honors on Nov. 1 with teammate Corey Mosley after snaring two INTs in Uva's 24-19 upset of No. 22 Miami … finished No. 8 on the team with 48 tackles … broke up four passeas and recorded 0.5 sacks … slowed the final four games of the season with an ankle injury … returned 13 punts for 84 yards … selected by the Uva coaches as the team's defensive player of the week for the VMI and Miami games. 2009: Appeared in all 12 games, starting one ... returned team-high 20 punts for 88 yards ... returned team-high 22 kickoffs for 513 yards ... collected two interceptions (North Carolina & Duke), broke up two other passes ... made 29 tackles, 21 solos. 2008: Played in every game, starting twice … a regular on Uva special teams … posted 25 tackles including 21 solo stops … broke up four passes and intercepted passes against Richmond and Miami … led the team with 21 kickoff returns, averaging 23.3 yards per runback. 2007: Redshirted. Personal: Father, Frank, was a Pro Bowl cornerback for the Cleveland Browns, playing from 1984-92.
Nate Collins heading into Sr season: 2009 East-West Shrine Invite…2007: Played in all 13 games as the top nose tackle reserve behind starter Allen Billyk … Made 31 total tackles and had at least one in every game … in on 4.5 tackles for loss and two sack …2006: Played in all 12 games as a key reserve on the defensive line … played mostly nose tackle … had 17 tackles with a season high of three vs. Duke and NC State.
Matt Conrath heading into rSr season: 2010: Started 11 of Virginia's 12 games ... recorded 36 tackles and 2.5 sacks ... recorded a season-best six tackles at Georgia Tech ... tied career high with 1.5 sacks at USC ... recorded his first career fumble recovery against North Carolina. 2009: Named team's most outstanding interior lineman … started all 10 games he appeared in … missed the Georgia Tech and Duke games with a high ankle sprain … accumulated 45 tackles … ranked No. 3 on the team with five tackles for a loss of 11 yards … tallied two sacks … posted career high eight tackles against TCU … named ACC co-Defensive Player of the Week (Oct. 5) after recording four tackles and knocking down three passes at the line of scrimmage at North Carolina … blocked a kick on an extra-point attempt at Southern Miss … selected by the Uva coaches as a defensive player of the game against Clemson and TCU. 2008: Started all 12 games … named to CollegeFootballNews.com's second-team freshman All-America squad … finished the season with 35 tackles … finished third on the team with eight tackles for loss … was fourth on the team with four sacks … named the ACC Rookie of the Week following his play vs. East Carolina (two tackles vs. Pirates, including strip sack to set up Uva's final fourth quarter TD) … blocked a field goal against Richmond. 2007: Redshirted.
Will Barker heading into rSr season: 2009 Texas vs the Nation Invite…2008: Charged with petty larceny for tking beer from a cooler at a Charlottesville club in July 2008, found not guilty … started all 12 games at right tackle … helped UVa rank first in the ACC in sacks allowed (16) … named ACC Offensive Lineman of the Week following UVa’s game against Georgia Tech (Oct. 25) … enters senior season having started 37 straight games. 2007: Started all 13 games at right tackle … second on the team with 44 knockdown blocks … was the line’s highest grader against Georgia Tech and Connecticut. 2006: Moved into a starting role in the spring and remained there … second-team Freshman All-American by The Sporting News … starter at right tackle for all 12 games … one of three linemen to start every game … added 40 pounds after true freshman season. 2005: Was in uniform for all six home games and the Music City Bowl vs. Minnesota, but did not see any action … redshirted.
Joe Torchia heading into rSr season: 2009: Started 10-of-11 games ... earned his third letter ... caught 15 passes for 150 yards on the season ... finished No. 6 on the team in receiving yards (150) ...2008: Played in seven contests, missing five games at midseason due to a shoulder injury he suffered against Duke ... did not have any receptions during the year ... often used in two tight end sets ... a regular on UVa’s punt and kickoff return teams...2007: Made his debut in the second game against Duke and played in every game after … played primarily on the punt coverage and KO return teams ... also played on the goal line package ...2006: Redshirted.
Austin Pasztor heading into Sr season: 2010: Start all 12 games at left guard … part of an offensive line that boasted the ACC's No. 4 pass offense and included two of the ACC's top 13 running backs … selected by the Uva coaches as the team's offensive player of the week for the VMI and Boston College games. 2009: Started all 12 games at left guard … appeared in every game on special teams … selected by the Uva coaches as an offensive player of the game against Indiana. 2008: Played in the first four games of the year on special teams, then started the final eight games of the season at left guard … helped Uva lead the ACC in fewest sacks allowed (16) … Uva managed 201 rushing yards in his first game and followed that up with 202-yard effort agaisnt East Carolina … did not turn 18 until the final week of the season.
Alex Field heading into Sr season: 2007: 13 GP; 0 GS; 2 Sol-11 TT, 2.5 TFL, 1.5 SK, 1 FR; Played in all 13 games as a reserve defensive end … was in on 11 tackles … had 2.5 tackles for loss and 1.5 sacks … tied his career high with three tackles against Wyoming in the opener...2006: 12 GP; 0 GS; 5 Sol-10 TT, 2 TFL, 1 SK, 1 QBH; Played in all 12 games as a reserve defensive lineman ... also played on the kick scoring defense team ... had 10 tackles during the season with a high of three in 37-0 win at Duke ... 2005: 5 GP; 0 GS; 2 Sol-2 TT; One of 11 freshmen who played during the season ... appeared in five straight games starting with the Florida State contest.
Maurice Covington heading into Sr season: 2007: 9 GP; 8 GS; Rec: 21-269-12.8-2; Started two of first three games before breaking the third matcarpal in his left hand vs. North Carolina and missing the next four games ... started the final six games of the season ... fourth on the team with 21 catches, tops among the team's wide receivers ... also led the wide receivers with 269 yards and two touchdowns ... averaged 12.8 yards per catch, the second-highest total on the team ... 2006: 12 GP; 0 GS; Rec: 6-45-7.5-0; Earned letter as a reserve at wide receiver ... appeared in all 12 games ... caught six passes ... four catches came at Florida State when he totaled 31 receiving yards ... long reception went for 12 yards against the Seminoles...2005: 5 GP; 1 GS; Rec: 5-60-12-0; Good sized receiver who appeared in five games as a true freshman ...started the Temple game ...five receptions for 60 yards ...saw his first action against Florida State and caught a 15-yard pass ... his uncle Thomas Covington played football at Georgia Tech (1987-91) and for the San Francisco 49ers (1991-92) ... grandfather Thomas Covington ran track and played football at Boston University (1952-55).
Vic Hall heading into rSr season: 2007: Started all 13 games at cornerback ...was the holder for kicks and also played on several other special teams units ... was in on 58 tackles, one of nine Cavaliers with 50 or more and tops among the team’s cornerbacks ... broke up three passes and intercepted another ... fifth in the ACC in punt returns with an average of 10.0 yards per return ... his 23 returns tied for sixth in the ACC ... his 230 punt return yards are the most by a Cavalier in three years ...2006: Played in all 12 contests as a backup cornerback and special teams performer ... shared the team lead with Mike Brown with seven tackles in punt coverage ... recorded a total of 13 tackles ...2005: Redshirted...Spent training camp and the first half of the season working with the quarterbacks ... moved to cornerback midway through the season when the team got thin at the position.
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