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Nov. 21, 2001

Charlottesville, Va. – Football News has named University of Virginia wide receiver Billy McMullen a third-team All-American this season.

A junior from Richmond, Va., McMullen has had a breakout season as the Cavaliers’ primary offensive weapon and is in the process of rewriting the school’s single-season and career record book for receiving.

His 80 receptions this fall have shattered Herman Moore’s previous record by 26. McMullen’s 1019 receiving yards and 12 touchdown catches are both the second-best marks in school history.

With one game remaining against Penn State on Dec. 1, he needs nine receptions to set an ACC record for most receptions in a season. Torry Holt from N.C. State caught 88 passes in 1998.

McMullen leads the ACC in virtually every receiving category, including receptions, receptions per game (7.3), receiving yards, receiving yards per game (92.6) and touchdown catches. He also leads the conference with four 100-yard receiving games this season.

McMullen tied a 41-year old school record with 11 receptions (for 175 yards) against Maryland on Oct. 6. He came back the next week to catch 11 more passes against North Carolina.

He caught 10 passes against Georgia Tech on Nov. 10 to move past John Ford and become UVa’s career receptions leader. He now has 138 career catches.

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