Wednesday, December 18, 2019

ORANGE and Blue


Last week, we shared the story about former @UVAMensBasketball player John Crotty, who is a member of the Orange Bowl committee. Today, Whitelaw Reid of UVA Today shares the story of another Hoo on the committee, former @UVAFootball quarterback Wayne Schuchts. Not to spoil too much, but Schuchts played for two years at Colgate University before transferring to UVA in 1982, where he went on to establish a single-season record for passing yards (since eclipsed) and led the program to just its third winning season in 31 years. In his two seasons, he threw for 3,124 yards and 27 touchdowns, and triggered the second-longest passing play in Cavalier history, 93 yards to Nick Merrick against Wake Forest in 1982. He said being back at UVA to formally invite the Hoos to the Orange Bowl – 35 years after he played – was “surreal and awesome.” And now, read the whole Q&A here.