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Chris Peace

225 lbs.
Newport News, Va.
Denbigh HS
High School
Chris Peace - Football - Virginia Cavaliers

– All-ACC (3rd) … Touchdown Club of Richmond’s Linebacker of the Year … Athlon Sports All-ACC (3rd) … one of UVA’s three captains … Athlon Sports preseason fourth-team All-ACC. 2017 – All-ACC Honorable Mention.

– Started all 13 of UVA’s games … led the ACC’s linebackers with 7.5 sacks … in the season-opening win over Richmond he made three tackles, 1.5 tackles for loss and one QB hurry against the Spiders … made seven tackles and 2.0 tackles for loss at Indiana … made six stops, 2.0 tackles for a loss and 1.5 sacks against Ohio in Nashville … also forced a fumble on the Bobcats first offensive play of the game that led to UVA’s first score of the game … made three tackles against Louisville … made six tackles and recorded two QB hurries at NC State … made seven tackles and made a timely fourth quarter sack against No. 16 Miami … added one quarterback hurry … made seven tackles and 2.5 sacks at Duke … also recorded three quarterback hurries against the Blue Devils … made six tackles, 1.0 sack and forced a fumble against North Carolina … made four stops against Pitt … made one stop against Liberty … made six stops at Georgia Tech … made seven tackles at Virginia Tech … notched two tackles and 1.5 sacks in the Belk Bowl against South Carolina. 2017 – Started all 13 of UVA’s games … finished No. 5 in the ACC with 7.5 sacks … his 7.5 sacks were the most by any linebacker in the ACC … made four stops against William & Mary … his lone tackle against Indiana was a sack … made six tackles and 0.5 for a loss against UConn … made seven tackles with one sack in road win at Boise State … finished the game with 1.5 tackles for a loss of six yards … made six tackles and notched one sack in a home win against Duke … his sack against Duke came on the Blue Devils’ final drive of the game in the fourth quarter … recorded six tackles, forced a fumble and posted 1.5 sacks for a loss of 17 yards in road win at North Carolina … his solo sack of UNC quarterback Brandon Harris on fourth down with 1:07 left sealed the victory … made seven tackles, 1.5 tackles for loss and forced a fumble against Boston College … made five stops at Pitt … made seven tackles, 2.0 sacks and broke up a pass against Georgia Tech … made two stops and broke up one pass at Louisville … made two stops at No. 2 Miami … also recorded one sack against the Hurricanes … made six tackles and 0.5 tackles for loss against Virginia Tech … made eight tackles against Navy in the Military Bowl. 2016 – Started all 12 of UVA’s games … one of seven Cavaliers to start all 12 games … fifth on the team with 53 tackles … third on the team with 6.5 tackles for loss … tied for No. 3 on the team with 2.0 sacks … made five tackles and recorded his first career sack against Richmond in the season opener … made four tackles and broke up one pass at then-No. 24 Oregon … made seven tackles and 0.5 TFL at UConn … made three tackles against Central Michigan … made seven stops against Pitt … made three stops against then-No. 22 North Carolina … made five tackles against then-No. 5 Louisville with 1.0 sack … made seven tackles at Wake Forest … made seven tackles and 1.0 tackles for loss against Miami … made two tackles at Georgia Tech … had 1.0 tackles for loss against the Yellow Jackets … made three tackles at Virginia Tech, two of which were for a loss. 2015 – Appeared in all 12 games with one start … made 12 tackles on the season with 1.0 tackle for a loss … made collegiate debut at No. 13 UCLA … started first collegiate game against No. 9 Notre Dame … made first collegiate tackle against the Bruins at the Rose Bowl … made three stops against Boise State … made a tackle at Miami … recorded two stops, including one for a loss at Louisville … made two tackles against Duke. 2014 – Redshirted season.

Played linebacker, defensive end and tight end at Denbigh High School for head coach Marcellus Harris … moved to defensive line in 2013 after transferring to Denbigh from Warwick High School where he was a wide receiver and safety … a three-star recruit according to … helped Denbigh go 8-4 and make its first ever playoff appearance in school history, advancing to the second round … as a senior accumulated 20 sacks in first season on the defensive line … registered four sacks and returned a fumble 55 yards for a touchdown in his first game at Denbigh … spent first two years of high school at Indian River High School … majoring in American studies.