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Cavalier Major Award Winners
Bill Dudley
1941 Maxwell Award as the country’s outstanding player

– Consensus All-American as a 19-year old senior
– Led nation in scoring (134 points), touchdowns (18) and all-purpose yards (1674)
– Second nationally in rushing (968) and total offense (1824), and fourth in punt returns
(481 yards)

George Welsh 1991 Bobby Dodd National Coach of the Year Award

– Directed a young squad that had to replace 15 starters from the previous season to an 8-3-1
record
– Team was unbeaten in last eight games of regular season to earn Gator Bowl bid
– Virginia led the ACC in scoring offense and scoring defense

Heath Miller
2004 Mackey Award as the nation’s outstanding tight end

– Unanimous first-team All-American as a junior
– Caught 41 passes for 541 yards and five touchdowns
– Tremendous blocker who helped UVa lead the ACC in rushing and total offense

Chris Long
2007 Hendricks Award as the best defensive end in the country

– Unanimous first-team All-American
– Third in the country with 14 sacks and 14th in tackles for loss
– Led the team with 23 quarterback pressures and nine pass break-ups

UVa and the Heisman Trophy

Year Name Place in Voting
1941 Bill Dudley Fifth
1990 Shawn Moore Fourth
1990 Herman Moore Sixth
1999 Thomas Jones Eighth
2007 Chris Long 10th

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