Four Cavaliers Named to All-ACC Academic Football Team
Jan. 26, 2006
Greensboro, N.C. – Four University of Virginia football players were named to the All-ACC Academic Football Team announced today by commissioner John Swofford. To be eligible, a player must have earned a 3.00 grade point average for the fall semester and maintained a 3.00 cumulative average during his academic career.
UVa’s four honorees are tied for fourth-most in the conference with North Carolina. Duke led the way with eight selections, while Miami and Virginia Tech both had five.
Miller started nine games this past season and made a career-high 38 tackles. A psychology major, he finished with a 3.36 grade point average during the fall.
Smith received his degree in economics last May and competed as a graduate student enrolled in the Curry School of Education. He compiled a 3.00 GPA in the fall.
Hamilton led the ACC in interceptions and earned second-team All-ACC honors this past season. He received his degree in sociology in December, a semester early, and had a 3.36 GPA for the first semester. He is one of four players to earn a berth on the academic team for the third straight year.
Santi was the team’s second-leading receiver last fall with 358 yards on 19 receptions. He had a big performance in the Music City Bowl win over Minnesota, played in Nashville, Tenn., his hometown. He caught five passes for 128 yards. He had a 3.60 GPA in the fall semester.
Virginia opens the 2006 season at Pittsburgh on Sept. 2.