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Brandon Phelps

175 lbs.
Damascus, Md.
Damascus HS
High School
Brandon Phelps - Football - Virginia Cavaliers

2014 – Started UVa’s first 10 games before leaving the game at No. 2 Florida State with a hamstring injury … missed the final two games of the season against Miami and Virginia Tech with same injury … made the jump to cornerback after starting 24 career games at one of the two safety positions … notched 35 tackles and broke up five passes on the season … made four stops in the season opener against No. 7 UCLA … recorded five tackles in the victory over Richmond … notched three tackles against No. 21 Louisville … recorded four tackles at No. 21 BYU … made four stops and his first career interception against Kent State … made three tackles in victory over Pitt … recorded six solo stops against Duke … made three tackles against North Carolina … recorded a solo tackle and broke up one pass at Georgia Tech … Made one stop at No. 2 Florida State before leaving early with a hamstring injury. 2013 – Appeared in all 12 of UVa’s games and made 10 starts … made nine starts at free safety and one start at cornerback … had three tackles against BYU … recorded five tackles against Oregon … recorded five tackles against Ball State … had six stops against Duke … collected three tackles and recovered his first career fumble against Georgia Tech … notched four tackles against Clemson … led the team in tackles and set a new career best at North Carolina with nine stops … made six tackles against Virginia Tech. 2012 – One of the 11 Cavaliers to start all 12 games … made the switch from CB to safety in fall camp … No. 5 on the team with 48 tackles … made first collegiate start against Richmond … made a career-high seven tackles against Penn State … made four stops at Georgia Tech … made six tackles against Louisiana Tech … helped hold one of the nation’s most prolific offenses to its lowest output of total yards (385) on the season and only game the Bulldogs were held under 400 yards … made for stops at Duke and NC State … made seven stops against North Carolina. 2011 – One of 12 true freshmen to make collegiate debut for UVa against William & Mary … appeared in all 13 games … has seen most of his time on special teams … has three tackles … made tackles against William & Mary, Idaho and at Florida State … was selected by the UVa coaches as the special teams player of the week for the North Carolina game … has seen limited time in the defensive secondary.

Cornerback and WR at Damascus High School in Damascus, Maryland … ESPNU Top 150 prospect … SuperPrep All-American ranked No. 7 CB in nation by … rated No. 135 player in country by … No. 5 prospect in state according to … ranked No. 19 CB in nation by … rated No. 37 WR in nation by … received a scouts rating of 80 from … four-star prospect according to,, and … named to ESPN RISE second-team All-Big School for Maryland … invited to participate in the 2010 Crab Bowl, honoring Maryland’s top high school players … scored two touchdowns in the Hornets’ victory over rival Quince Orchard in the 2010 Maryland 3A West region championship game … earned Maryland “Big School” second-team all-state honors his senior year … Gazette second-team all-county selection as a junior, recording 38 catches for 473 yards and six touchdowns … started on both offense and defense all four years for coach Eric Wallich … father, Gary, played football at Virginia, lettering in 1982 and 1983 for head coach George Welsh … mother, Kathy, also graduated from UVa.