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2017 Virginia Cavaliers football
Military Bowl, L 7–49 vs. Navy
ConferenceAtlantic Coast Conference
DivisionCoastal Division
2017 record6–7 (3–5 ACC)
Head coachBronco Mendenhall (2nd season)
Offensive coordinatorRobert Anae (2nd season)
Offensive schemeMultiple[1]
Defensive coordinatorNick Howell (2nd season)
Base defense3–4
Home stadiumScott Stadium
(Capacity: 61,500)
Seasons
← 2016
2018 →

Template:2017 ACC football standings The 2017 Virginia Cavaliers football team represented the University of Virginia during the 2017 NCAA Division I FBS football season. The Cavaliers were led by second-year head coach Bronco Mendenhall and played their home games at Scott Stadium. They competed as members of the Coastal Division in the Atlantic Coast Conference. They finished the season 6–7, 3–5 in ACC play to finish in a three-way tie for fourth place in the Coastal Division. They were invited to the Military Bowl where they lost to Navy.

RosterEdit

2017 Virginia Cavaliers football team roster
Players Coaches
Offense
Pos. # Name Class
C 72 Fannin, TylerTyler Fannin Fr
C 77 Fieler, JakeJake Fieler Jr
FB 27 Peacock, JamariJamari Peacock Fr
FB 49 Shifflett, AlecAlec Shifflett Sr
FB 85 Yavinsky, AndrewAndrew Yavinsky Fr
HB 4 Zaccheaus, OlamideOlamide Zaccheaus Jr
OG 65 Knutson, BenBen Knutson RFr
OG 70 Moss, StevenSteven Moss Jr
OG 71 McDonald, JackJack McDonald Sr
OG 74 Montelus, JohnJohn Montelus Sr
OG 78 Proctor, R.J.R.J. Proctor So
OL Swoboda, RyanRyan Swoboda Fr
OL Vollmer, GerrikGerrik Vollmer Fr
OT 54 Nelson, RyanRyan Nelson Fr
OT 55 Pertile, BrandonBrandon Pertile Sr
OT 64 Trent, BenBen Trent RFr
OT 67 English, JackJack English Sr
OT 69 Glaser, ChrisChris Glaser Fr
OT 75 Crutchfield, OsirisOsiris Crutchfield RFr
OT 79 Reinkensmeyer, DillonDillon Reinkensmeyer RFr
OT Bischoff, RyanRyan Bischoff So
QB 6 Benkert, KurtKurt Benkert Sr
QB, LS 11 Spaziani, JoeJoe Spaziani Jr
QB, WR 15 Cross, De'VanteDe'Vante Cross RFr
QB 36 Stone, LindellLindell Stone Fr
QB Hillerich, TristanTristan Hillerich Fr
QB Kitts, T.J.T.J. Kitts Fr
QB Merrick, MatthewMatthew Merrick So
RB 88 Zollar, JustinJustin Zollar So
TB 1 Ellis, JordanJordan Ellis Jr
TB 22 Hamm, DanielDaniel Hamm Sr
TB 25 Atkins, LamontLamont Atkins Fr
TB 26 Kier, PKPK Kier Fr
TB 31 Sharp, ChrisChris Sharp So
TE 16 Burney, RichardRichard Burney So
TE 44 Cowley, TannerTanner Cowley So
TE 46 Butts, EvanEvan Butts Jr
WR 2 Reed, JoeJoe Reed So
WR 5 Dowling, DoniDoni Dowling Sr
WR 8 Dubois, HasiseHasise Dubois So
WR 14 Levrone, AndreAndre Levrone Sr
WR 18 Hogg, BenBen Hogg Jr
WR 19 Davis, ChuckChuck Davis RFr
WR 23 Craft, WarrenWarren Craft So
WR 80 Smith, ShawnShawn Smith Fr
WR 82 Urie, BraedonBraedon Urie Jr
WR 84 Jana, TerrellTerrell Jana Fr
WR 86 Gardner, RossRoss Gardner Jr
WR Blackman, ColeCole Blackman So
WR Blundin, EthanEthan Blundin RFr
WR Eilers, ShaneShane Eilers Fr
WR Mitchell, HaydenHayden Mitchell Fr
WR Pratt, DarnellDarnell Pratt Fr
WR Zeno, DavionDavion Zeno Fr
Defense
Pos. # Name Class
CB 10 Garner, KirkKirk Garner Sr
CB 20 Grant, NickNick Grant RFr
CB 34 Hall, BryceBryce Hall So
CB 41 Crowell, GermaneGermane Crowell Fr
CB Burton, RiahRiah Burton Fr
CB Latimore, DariousDarious Latimore Jr
CB Harris, TimTim Harris Injured Sr
DB 33 Bratton, DarriusDarrius Bratton Fr
DB Rolle, DonovanDonovan Rolle Fr
DE 9 Brown, AndrewAndrew Brown Sr
DE 90 Wright, StevenSteven Wright So
DE 93 Baumgardner, ChristianChristian Baumgardner RFr
DE Brooks, ChristianChristian Brooks RFr
DL 91 Alonso, MandyMandy Alonso Fr
DL Buell, IsaacIsaac Buell Fr
DL Christ, TommyTommy Christ Fr
DL Dixon, ColinColin Dixon Fr
DL 98 Kirven, JohnJohn Kirven Fr
DT 57 Trucilla, JamesJames Trucilla So
DT 58 Hanback, EliEli Hanback So
DT 99 Moye, JuwanJuwan Moye So
FS 3 Blanding, QuinQuin Blanding Sr
FS 28 Nelson, BrentonBrenton Nelson RFr
FS 29 Blount, JoeyJoey Blount Fr
ILB 30 Sheppard, DominicDominic Sheppard So
ILB 37 Mack, JordanJordan Mack So
ILB 40 Stalker, C.J.C.J. Stalker Jr
ILB 42 Simmons, JahvoniJahvoni Simmons So
ILB 45 Kellam, ReedReed Kellam So
ILB 53 Kiser, MicahMicah Kiser Sr
ILB McDonald, MikeyMikey McDonald Jr
ILB Pluchino, ChristianChristian Pluchino Fr
ILB Snyder, RobertRobert Snyder RFr
LB 33 Zandier, ZaneZane Zandier Fr
LB 38 Snowden, CharlesCharles Snowden Fr
LB 43 Brown, ElliottElliott Brown Fr
LB 56 Gahm, MattMatt Gahm Fr
OLB 13 Peace, ChrisChris Peace Jr
OLB 17 Cook, MalcolmMalcolm Cook Jr
OLB, FS 39 Moore, ChrisChris Moore So
OLB Bryant, DreDre Bryant RFr
OLB Paul, GladimirGladimir Paul So
OLB Turlington, HarrisonHarrison Turlington Fr
SS 21 Thornhill, JuanJuan Thornhill Jr
SS Epps, CJCJ Epps So
Special teams
Pos. # Name Class
K 89 Delaney, BrianBrian Delaney Fr
K 95 Mejia, A.J.A.J. Mejia Fr
P 47 Coleman, LesterLester Coleman Jr
PK, P 81 Griffin, NashNash Griffin RFr
PK 87 King, AndrewAndrew King Jr
Head coach
Coordinators/assistant coaches

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • (S) Suspended
  • (I) Ineligible
  • Cruz Roja.svg Injured
  • Redshirt.svg Redshirt

Roster
Last update: 2017-09-09

Coaching changesEdit

Depth chartEdit

Defensive Starters
[3]


FS
Quin Blanding
Joey Blount


WLB BLB MLB SLB
Chris Peace Jordan Mack Micah Kiser {{{LOLB_Starter}}}
Elliot Brown C.J. Stalker Zane Zandier {{{LOLB_Backup}}}
SABRE
Brenton Nelson
Nick Grant
CB
Juan Thornhill
De'Vante Cross


DE NT DE
Juwan Moye Eli Hanback Andrew Brown
Steven Wright James Trucilla Christian Baumgardner
CB
Bryce Hall
Darrious Bratton
Offensive Starters
[4]
WR (X)
Andrew Levrone
Terrell Jana
WR (Z)
Doni Dowling
De'Vante Cross
LT LG C RG RT
Jack English John Montelus Dillon Reinkensmeyer Jake Fieler Brandon Pertile
Ryan Nelson Ben Knutson Jake Fieler RJ Proctor Chris Glaser
Osiris Crutchfield Tyler Fannin Jack McDonald
TE
Evan Butts
Richard Burney
Tanner Cowley
WR (Y)
Joe Reed
Hasise Dubois
QB
Kurt Benkert
Lindell Stone
Key Reserves
WR (H) Olamide Zaccheaus
BB Jordan Ellis
BB Jamari Peacock
KO Brian Delaney
KO Andrew King


RB
Daniel Hamm
Jordan Ellis
Chris Sharp
Special Teams
PK A.J. Mejia
PK Andrew King
P Lester Coleman
KR Daniel Hamm
KR Joe Reed
PR Daniel Hamm
PR Chuck Davis
PR Juan Thornhill
LS Joe Spaziani
LS Richard Burney
H Nash Griffin
H Lester Coleman


ScheduleEdit

DateTimeOpponentSiteTVResultAttendance
September 23:30 p.m.William & Mary*ACCN ExtraW 28–1038,828
September 93:30 p.m.Indiana*
  • Scott Stadium
  • Charlottesville, VA
ESPNUL 17–3438,993
September 1612:00 p.m.UConn*
  • Scott Stadium
  • Charlottesville, VA
ESPN2W 38–1833,056
September 228:00 p.m.at Boise State*ESPN2W 42–2333,947
October 712:20 p.m.Duke
  • Scott Stadium
  • Charlottesville, VA
ACCNW 28–2138,638
October 143:30 p.m.at North CarolinaACCRSNW 20–1450,000
October 2112:30 p.m.Boston Collegedagger
  • Scott Stadium
  • Charlottesville, VA
ACCRSNL 10–4139,216
October 2812:30 p.m.at PittsburghACCRSNL 14–3130,889
November 43:00 p.m.Georgia Tech
  • Scott Stadium
  • Charlottesville, VA
ACCRSNW 40–3638,448
November 113:30 p.m.at LouisvilleESPNUL 21–3846,787
November 1812:00 p.m.at No. 2 Miami (FL)ABCL 28–4463,415
November 248:00 p.m.No. 24 Virginia Tech
ESPNL 0–1048,609
December 281:30 p.m.at Navy*ESPNL 7–4935,921
  • *Non-conference game
  • daggerHomecoming
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game
  • All times are in Eastern time

Source:[5]

Game summariesEdit

William & MaryEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Tribe 0 0 3 7 10
Cavaliers 7 7 7 7 28



Overall record Last meeting Result
28–6–1 2015 W 35–29

IndianaEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Hoosiers 0 17 10 7 34
Cavaliers 0 3 7 7 17



Overall record Last meeting Result
2–0 2011 W 34–31

UConnEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Huskies 0 0 6 12 18
Cavaliers 7 17 7 7 38



Overall record Last meeting Result
1–2 2016 L 10–13

at Boise StateEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Cavaliers 7 14 14 7 42
Broncos 7 7 0 9 23



Overall record Last meeting Result
1–1 2015 W 42–23

The Cavaliers came in as thirteen point underdogs against the Broncos and quickly went down 7–0 within the first three minutes. After this shaky start, the Cavaliers took a 21–14 lead into halftime led by success in the passing game on offense. To start the second half, the Cavaliers took just 3 plays to score, stretching the lead to 28–14. Virginia pressed its advantage to 42–14 before Boise State made it 42–23 on a late safety and touchdown. The win has been hailed as Virginia's "most impressive win" so far under Coach Mendenhall.[6]

DukeEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Blue Devils 7 7 0 7 21
Cavaliers 7 7 7 7 28



Overall record Last meeting Result
35–33 2016 W 34–20

at North CarolinaEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Cavaliers 0 10 7 3 20
Tar Heels 0 0 14 0 14



Overall record Last meeting Result
54–63 2016 L 14–35

Boston CollegeEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Eagles 17 7 10 7 41
Cavaliers 0 7 0 3 10



Overall record Last meeting Result
0–5 2010 L 13–17

at PittsburghEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Cavaliers 0 7 0 7 14
Panthers 7 14 7 3 31



Overall record Last meeting Result
3–6 2016 L 31–45

Georgia TechEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Yellow Jackets 7 7 14 8 36
Cavaliers 3 10 15 12 40



Overall record Last meeting Result
18–20–1 2016 L 17–31

at LouisvilleEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Cavaliers 7 7 0 7 21
Cardinals 7 10 14 7 38



Overall record Last meeting Result
2–3 2016 L 25–32

at Miami (FL)Edit

1 2 3 4 Total
Cavaliers 14 7 7 0 28
No. 2 Hurricanes 7 7 17 13 44



Overall record Last meeting Result
6–8 2016 L 14–34

Virginia TechEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
No. 24 Hokies 0 3 7 0 10
Cavaliers 0 0 0 0 0



Overall record Last meeting Result
37–56–5 2016 L 10–52

at Navy (Military Bowl)Edit

1 2 3 4 Total
Cavaliers 7 0 0 0 7
Midshipmen 14 14 14 7 49



Overall record Last meeting Result
11Template:Endash28 1994 W 47Template:Endash10

2018 NFL DraftEdit

Player Team Round Pick # Position
Micah Kiser Los Angeles Rams 5th 147 LB
Andrew Brown Cincinnati Bengals 5th 158 DE

ReferencesEdit

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