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David Dean

280 lbs.
Redshirt Freshman
Virginia Beach, Va.
Green Run HS
High School
David Dean - Football - Virginia Cavaliers

– All-ACC honorable mention … All-ACC Coaches honorable mention … invited to play in the East-West Shrine game … one of UVA’s four team captains … Phil Steele preseason fourth-team All-ACC … Athlon Sports preseason third-team All-ACC … shared the Iron Cavalier award for performance and dedication in the weight room. 2014 – All-ACC honorable mention … All-ACC Coaches third-team … Phil Steele Preseason third-team All-ACC … Recognized on the ACC Academic Honor Roll.

2015 – Started all 12 games … finished his career No. 4 all-time among UVA defensive tackles with 25.5 tackles for a loss … started at No. 13 UCLA and had UVA’s lone sack … notched two tackles against No. 9 Notre Dame … made three tackles and 1.0 sack against William & Mary … made five tackles and 1.0 tackle for loss at Pitt … posted nine tackles and 1.0 tackles for loss against Syracuse … teamed up with Micah Kiser to sack Orange quarterback Eric Dungey for a six-yard loss that pushed Syracuse back on third down in the third overtime … the following play Syracuse missed a 48-yard field goal and UVA went on to get the win on its next possession … made one tackle and broke up one pass at the line of scrimmage at North Carolina … made three stops against Georgia Tech … led UVA with nine stops and 1.0 tackles for loss at Miami … made three tackles at Louisville … made five tackles, 1.5 tackles for loss and 0.5 sacks against Duke … also broke up one pass against the Blue Devils … collected two tackles, both for losses against Virginia Tech … recorded one sack against the Hokies. 2014 – One of 10 cavaliers to start all 12 games of the season … a key clog in the middle of UVA’s defensive front seven that ranked No. 20 nationally in defending the run (120.7 rushing yards per game) … took up a lot of space in the trenches to free UVA’s pass rushers as the Cavaliers ranked No. 22 in the nation with 34 sacks … part of a defense that helped limit the nation’s No. 5 rusher (Pitt’s James Conner) and its No. 12 rusher (Miami’s Duke Johnson) under 100 yards rushing each and their lowest outputs of the season … made 40 tackles and 8.0 tackles for loss … broke up three passes and forced one fumble … made one sack … had two tackles in season opener against No. 7 UCLA … recorded three tackles and 1.5 tackles for a loss of three yards against the Richmond Spiders … made four tackles against No. 21 Louisville including one for a loss of two yards … made three unassisted tackles and broke up one pass at No. 21 BYU … recorded six tackles and one for a loss of three yards in a win over Kent State … made three tackles and defended one pass in the victory over Pitt … made two stops at Duke … notched a sack for a loss of seven yards against North Carolina … made two stops at Georgia Tech … forced one fumble and recorded four tackles at No. 2 Florida State … made two unassisted tackles, one for a loss of three yards, against Miami … notched seven tackles and returned his first career interception for a touchdown at Virginia Tech in the season finale. 2013 – Appeared in all 12 games with 11 starts … made first collegiate start against BYU and set a career high with seven total tackles against the Cougars … had four tackles, one tackle for loss, and his first forced fumble against Oregon … Recorded 1.5 sacks for a combined loss of 16 yards against Pitt … had four tackles including one sack for a loss of seven yards against Ball State … matched his career high with seven tackles at Maryland … tied a career high again with seven tackles including one sack for a loss of 12 yards against Clemson … matched his career best once again with seven tackles against Virginia Tech. 2012 – Appeared in 11 of UVA’s 12 games … made collegiate debut against Richmond … collected first career sack for a loss of nine yards against Wake Forest … had a tackle against Richmond and one at Virginia Tech. 2011 – Redshirted … dressed for the William & Mary, Southern Miss, Idaho, Georgia Tech, NC State, Duke and Virginia Tech games, in addition to the Chik-fil-A Bowl against Auburn … was the scout team player of the week for the Idaho game.

Defensive lineman at Green Run High School in Virginia Beach … ranked No. 19 DT in nation by … earned a scouts grade of 79 from … rated No. 10 player in state by … ranked No. 30 DT in nation by … ranked No. 69 DT in nation by … four-star position player according to … first-team Associated Press 2010 All-Group AAA football team … two-time first-team All-Tidewater selection … earned first-team All-Beach District and All-Eastern Region honors on both offense and defense his senior year … four-year starter … played for coach Shawn Wilson … recorded 65 tackles and 11 sacks as a senior … also starred on the Stallions baseball team.