A.J. Mejia Audio Pronunciation
2019 – Appeared in two of UVA’s 14 games … kicked a successful on-side kick at Louisville … also appeared in the Orange Bowl against Florida. 2018 – Appeared in five of UVA’s 13 games … appeared in UVA’s season-opening win against Richmond and was a perfect 6-of-6 on PATs … made both his PAT attempts at Indiana … made 6-of-6 PATs against Ohio in Nashville … kicked the successfully recovered on-side kick at NC State. 2017 – Appeared in all 13 of UVA’s games … set the UVA freshman record for most points kicking with 61, breaking the previous record held by Kyle Kirkeide (60, 1993) … made collegiate debut against William & Mary and was a perfect 4-of-4 on PATs … made first collegiate field goal against Indiana, connecting on a 22-yard attempt to put UVA up early, 3-0 … connected on a 28-yard field goal against UConn … was also a perfect 5-of-5 on PATs … was 7-of-7 on PATs at Boise State … went 4-of-4 on PATs against Duke … made both of his field goal attempts at North Carolina … connected from 20 and 27 yards against the Tar Heels … also was a perfect 2-of-2 on PATs at UNC … connected on a 38-yard field goal against Boston College … was 2-of-2 on PATs at Pitt … connected on all three field goal attempts (36, 23, 33) against Georgia Tech and was a perfect 3-of-3 on PATs to tie the UVA freshman kicking points record of 12 points in one game, tying four other Cavaliers … was 3-of-3 on PATs at Louisville … was 4-of-4 on PATs at No. 2 Miami … made his only PAT against Navy in the Military Bowl.
HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL
Was a kicker and punter at Paul VI High School for head coach Joe Sebastian … earned two letters … was 6-of-8 on field goals as a senior and earned second-team All-VISAA … ranked a four-and-a-half-star kicker by Kohl’s Kicking … two-year letterwinner in baseball … hit .363 in conference with a .953 fielding percentage at third base … an All-WCAC honorable mention honoree and NOVA Baseball Magazine Utility Nine … student ambassador … member of the Spanish Club and was a peer mentor … son of Adam and Kathy Mejia … has an older brother, Adam … brother, Adam, played football at Texas Lutheran … major is foreign affairs.