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March 27, 2002

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va – Virginia seniors Angelo Crowell and Billy McMullen have been elected by their teammates to serve as team captains for the 2002 football season, head coach Al Groh announced on Wednesday prior to the squad’s first spring practice.

Crowell, a 6-1 linebacker from Winston-Salem, N.C., earned second-team All-ACC and first-team all-state honors last fall. A starter in every game, he set the school record with 144 tackles. Crowell was the co-recipient of the 2001 Ned McDonald Award as UVa’s most outstanding defensive player.

McMullen, a 6-4 wide receiver from Richmond, Va., earned All-America honors last fall. A first-team All-ACC selection, he led the Conference in every receiving category. McMullen shattered the school record with 83 receptions last season, the second most in ACC history. Named the 2001 Offensive Player of the Year for the state of Virginia, McMullen also received the Ben Wilson Award as UVa’s most outstanding offensive player.

The Cavaliers’ next spring practice that is open to the public is slated for Friday, March 29 at 2:30 p.m. Virginia’s annual spring game is set for Saturday, April 20 at 1 p.m. at Scott Stadium.

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