CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – A school-record 24 Cavaliers were listed on the 2022 Atlantic Coast Conference All-Academic team. The Cavaliers had the third-most selections of any ACC football program and double-digit honorees for the first time in program history.
In all sports, student-athletes must have a cumulative grade-point average (GPA) of 3.00 or greater and must compete in at least 50 percent of their team’s contests to be considered for the football All-ACC Academic team.
Paul Akere, Virginia, DE, Higher Educations (Master’s)
Ryan Attaway, Virginia, LB, Undeclared
Will Bettridge, Virginia, K, Undeclared
McKale Boley, Virginia, OT, Undeclared
Sam Brady, Virginia, S, Applied Statistics
Cody Brown, Virginia, RB, Undeclared
Kam Butler, Virginia, DE, Higher Educations (Master’s)
Antonio Clary, Virginia, S, Educational Psychology (Master’s)
Ethan Davies, Virginia, WR, Undeclared
Derek Devine, Virginia, OL, Quantitative Analytics in Education & Social Sciences
Michael Diatta, Virginia, DT, Undeclared
Brendan Farrell**, Virginia, K, History
John-Paul Flores, Virginia, OG, Religious Studies
Micah Gaffney, Virginia, CB, Undeclared
Elijah Gaines, Virginia, CB, Media Studies/African American Studies
Mike Hollins, Virginia, RB, American Studies/African-American Studies
James Jackson, Virginia, LB, Undeclared
Noah Josey, Virginia, OG, Undeclared
Coen King, Virginia, DB, Educational Psychology (Master’s)
Aidan Livingston, Virginia, LS, Public Policy
Jared Rayman, Virginia, QB, Policy & Public Leadership/Entrepreneurship
Daniel Sparks, Virginia, P, Biology
Sean Wilson, Virginia, WR, Undeclared
Sackett Wood Jr., Virginia, TE, Education
All except for Farrell were honored for the first time in their careers. In additional to All-Academic honors, punter Daniel Sparks was also featured on the All-ACC Team.
The ACC has selected an ACC All-Academic Team every year since 1954, and with the addition of this year’s selections, UVA has had 277 student-athletes earn such honors since the inception of the award.