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Dec. 10, 2004

ORLANDO, Fla. – University of Virginia football players Elton Brown (Hampton, Va.), Heath Miller (Swords Creek, Va.), and Ahmad Brooks (Woodbridge, Va.) have been named to the 2004 Walter Camp Football Foundation All-America Team, the foundation announced live on ESPN last evening.

Brown and Miller were first-team honorees, while Brooks earned second-team accolades.

A senior captain, Brown is an outstanding blocker who has paved the way for the Virginia offense to grind out an ACC-leading 423.5 yards of total offense, an ACC-leading 241.3 yards on the ground, and the fewest sacks (15) allowed in the ACC this season. The first-team All-ACC honoree received the Jacobs Blocking Trophy each of the last two seasons as the ACC’s top blocker. He also earned ACC Offensive Lineman of the Week honors twice this season. The three-year starter will play in the 2005 East-West Shrine game and the Senior Bowl.

The Mackey Award winner as the nation’s top tight end, Miller is a two-time first-team All-ACC honoree. The junior tight end led the nation’s tight ends with 70 receptions and 835 yards, rewriting the UVa and ACC single-season records for a tight end. Miller leads the Cavaliers in receiving and has scored 20 career touchdowns, the most by a tight end in ACC history. He earned ACC Offensive Lineman of the Week following UVa’s win over Akron.

A first-team All-ACC performer, Brooks is one of the fastest players on the Virginia team. A finalist for the Butkus Award as the nation’s best linebacker, he is the team’s leading tackler this fall with 85 tackles. He also leads the Cavaliers with 11 quarterback hurries. The two-year starter is attempting to become the first Cavalier to lead the team in tackling his first two seasons since Charles McDaniel in 1982-83.

Virginia (8-3, 5-3 ACC) travels to Boise, Idaho, to face Fresno State in the MPC Computers Bowl. Kickoff is set for Noon MST (2 p.m. EST) on Dec. 27 on ESPN.

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