Billy Kemp IV
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Finished fourth all-time on UVA’s career receptions list with 192 … His 1,774 career yards receiving placed are the 10th most in UVA history … first Cavalier ever to lead the team in punt returns and punt return yardage in four-straight seasons (2019-22).
2022 – Named to 2022 preseason All-ACC Third-Team Offense by Athlon Sports … included on the 2023 Reese’s Senior Bowl Watch List. 2021 – Third team All-ACC… Biletnikoff Award preseason watch list… 2020 – All-ACC (HM) … Pro Football Focus All-ACC (HM).
2022 – Appeared in seven games and made four starts … led the team in punt returns (8) and punt return yards (35) … his streak of 28 consecutive games with a reception came to a close against Illinois … served as a game captain against ODU (DNP) … 11 of his 16 receptions on the season came in the last three games including a season-high five receptions against Miami on Oct. 29. 2021 – Appeared in all 12 of UVA’s games with 10 starts… Had at least three receptions in every game… Set new career highs in catches (74), receiving yards (725) and touchdowns (6)… The 74 catches (4th-most) and six touchdowns (T-5th most) rank in the top-five in the ACC… He has caught a pass in 27-straight games dating back to 2019 and ranks fourth all-time on UVA’s career receptions list with 176 … His 354 yards after the catch were the fifth-most in the ACC 2020 – Appeared in all 10 of UVA’s games with nine starts … No. 2 in the ACC and No. 18 in the nation with 6.7 receptions per game … made seven receptions for 70 yards in season-opening win over Duke … led UVA with 10 receptions for 96 yards at No. 1 Clemson … became just the fifth-different Cavalier to record multiple 10+ reception games in a season when he caught 10 passes for 82 yards and a score against NC State … caught nine passes for 68 yards at Wake Forest … caught five receptions for 49 yards at No. 11 Miami … caught four passes for 37 yards against North Carolina … caught three passes for 46 yards against Louisville … caught four passes for 69 yards against Abilene Christian … made six catches for 54 yards against Boston College … notched nine catches for 73 yards at Virginia Tech. 2019 – Appeared in 13 of UVA’s 14 games with one start … caught three passes for 34 yards against William & Mary … returned four punts for 51 yards against the Tribe … caught two passes for 20 yards in the win over Florida State … made two catches for 10 yards in the win over Old Dominion … made three catches for 10 yards at No. 10 Notre Dame … also returned two punts for 17 yards against the Irish … caught two passes for 20 yards at Miami … caught two passes against Duke … caught four passes for 51 yards against Georgia Tech … made a crucial third-down reception that led to a first down that allowed UVA to run out the clock in the game’s closing minutes against the Yellow Jackets … caught four passes for 42 yards in win against Liberty … caught three passes for 32 yards and his first collegiate touchdown in the Commonwealth Cup victory over Virginia Tech … his third quarter touchdown tied the game with the Hokies at 20-20 … had a career day in the ACC Championship game against Clemson where he made nine receptions for 66 yards … caught one pass in the Orange Bowl against Florida. 2018– Appeared in seven of UVA’s 13 games … one of 13 UVA true freshmen to see action in 2018 … one of eight UVA true freshmen to make collegiate debut in season-opening win over Richmond … returned punts for the first time against South Carolina in the Belk Bowl … returned three punts for 31 yards, including a long of 11 against the Gamecocks.
HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL
Speedy prep standout performer who played wide receiver, defensive back and returned kicks at Highland Springs High School for head coach Loren Johnson … helped Highland Spring to consecutive Class 5A state titles as a junior and senior … team went 14-1 his senior season … in 2017 he had 49 catches for 981 yards and scored 16 touchdowns … had three interceptions on defense as a senior … named to 5B All-Region team … started his high school career at Lee-Davis … son of Ilene and Bill Kemp … three-star recruit by ESPN.com … two-star recruit by 247Sports.com, Rivals.com and Scout.com … major is American studies.