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David Eldridge

WR
Position
6'1''
Height
170 lbs.
Weight
Freshman
Class
Bealeton, Va.
Hometown
Kettle Run HS
High School

AT VIRGINIA
2016
– Appeared in 11 of UVA’s 12 games with two starts … missed the Louisville game with an injury … finished the season with 8 catches for 177 yards and two touchdowns … recorded two catches for 21 yards against Richmond in the season opener … caught two passes for a career-high 112 yards and his first collegiate touchdown at Duke … caught an 84-yard pass from Kurt Benkert, which is tied for the 12th longest reception in program history … caught one pass for 16 yards against Pitt … made his first collegiate start against then-No. 22 North Carolina … did not make any catches against the Tar Heels and was targeted only once … caught one pass for 13 yards and a touchdown against Miami … caught two passes at Virginia Tech for 15 yards. 2015 – Appeared in seven of UVA’s 12 games … made collegiate debut against No. 9 Notre Dame … caught one pass for 43 yards against William & Mary … caught second pass of the season against Duke … his lone catch in an eight-point win over the Blue Devils went for 45 yards.

HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL
Played wide receiver, defensive back and was a kickoff and punt returner at Kettle Run High School for head coach Jeff Lloyd … rated a three-star recruit according to ESPN.com, Rivals.com, Scout.com and 247Sports … graduated from Kettle Run with 16 school records, including career receptions (91), receiving yards (1,655) and receiving touchdowns (15) … during his three-year career at Kettle Run he scored 29 total touchdowns receiving, rushing, on punt returns, on kick returns and via interceptions … collected 45 receptions for 708 yards and three touchdowns in 2014 on his way to first-team All-Region 3A West at wide receiver … also a first-team honoree as a kick and punt returner … first-team All-State 3A East kick returner and punt returner … second-team All-State 3A East wide receiver … returned 11 punts for 297 yards and three touchdowns in 2014 … returned 14 kickoffs for 368 yards in 2014 … four career punt returns for a touchdown are also a school record … tied a school record with three kickoffs returned for a touchdown in 2013 … finished career with 28 kick returns for 793 yards for a 28.3 yards per return average …  a two-time first-team All-Conference 27 wide receiver, kick returner and punt returner … second-team All-Region 3A defensive back in 2013 … finished career with 10 interceptions that he returned for 215 yards and four touchdowns … rushed 33 times in his career for 150 yards and three touchdowns … all-state performer in 2013 as a return specialist … second-team All-Region 3A East wide receiver and punt returner … spent freshman season at Liberty High School … son of David and Tina Eldridge … born in Sacramento, Calif. … has an older sister, Qiana Williams, who is a nurse in Las Vegas … cousin Mike Watts played college football at Tuskegee from 2011-13 … uncle, Ruben Jackson, played in the Detroit Tigers minor league system from 1985-89 … part of an organization called College Prep World that helps prepare high school student-athletes make the transition from high school into college … volunteers as a coach and instructor for Warrenton Wolfpack football camps … major is undeclared and is currently studying in UVa’s College of Arts and Sciences.