CHARLOTTESVILLE — Just got an e-mail from Sheila Fitzgerald, who wanted to pass along a link to this story about her son, whom UVa football fans will recall fondly.

Jeffrey Fitzgerald was a two-year starter for the Cavaliers. In 2007, as a redshirt sophomore, he teamed with Chris Long to give Virginia perhaps the nation’s top set of defensive ends.

Fitzgerald is now a senior at Kansas State, where he has emerged, not surprisingly, as one of Bill Snyder’s best players.

Like classmate Jameel Sewell, Fitzgerald came to UVa from Hermitage High School. Fitzgerald withdrew from UVa in February 2008 and later that year transferred to K-State. The Wildcats’ head coach then was Ron Prince, a former assistant under Al Groh.

Alas, Fitzgerald never got a chance to play for Prince. K-State dismissed Prince after last season, which Fitzgerald had to sit out. Prince is back at UVa as special-teams coordinator.

Jeff White