Dillon Reinkensmeyer Audio Pronunciation
After starting the 2020 season opener against Duke at left guard, Reinkensmeyer finalized the feat of starting at least one game at all five offensive line positions. He is the only FBS player to accomplish this feat in research dating back to the start of the 2010 season through the 2020 season. He owns 21 starts at center, 12 starts at right tackle, seven starts at left guard, two starts at right guard and two starts at left tackle.
2020 – Appeared in UVA’s first seven games before suffering a season-ending injury against Louisville … made all seven starts at left guard … part of an offensive line that ranked No. 1 in the ACC and No. 12 in the nation in tackles for loss allowed (4.2), while also ranking No. 2 in the ACC with 2.0 sacks allowed a game. 2019 – Started 13 of UVA’s 14 games … of his 12 starts, 12 came at right tackle and one came at right guard … started the ACC Championship game at right guard … helped block for quarterback Bryce Perkins, one of two quarterbacks in the nation with 3,000+ passing yards and 700+ rushing yards … blocked for Perkins as he broke the UVA single-season passing record and single-season total offense record. 2018 – Started all 13 games … started the first 12 games at center … started the Belk Bowl at right guard … rated as the second-highest center in the ACC by PFF … is rated at 85 percent by PFF as a run blocker … is rated over 90 percent by PFF as a pass blocker … owns 50 knockdown blocks … helped block for quarterback Bryce Perkins, one of two players in the nation with 2,600+ passing yards (2,680) and 900+ rushing yards (923), joining Oklahoma’s Kyler Murray. 2017 – Appeared in all 13 of UVA’s games with 11 starts … started two games at left tackle and nine at center … made collegiate debut against William & Mary at left tackle … was the first freshman, true or redshirt, to start a season-opening game on the offensive line for UVA since R-Fr. Will Barker started at RT in 2006 vs. Pitt. … was the first freshman, redshirt or true, to start a season-opening game at LT since D’Brickashaw Ferguson (true freshman) in 2002 vs. Colorado State … posted 25 knockdown blocks on the year, including a season-best five against William & Mary in the opener … helped block for Kurt Benkert, who became the first Cavalier in program history to throw for over 3,000 yards in a single season. 2016 – Did not appear in any games … dressed for the Miami, Georgia Tech and Virginia Tech games.
HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL
Played offensive tackle and defensive line at Valor Christian High School for head coach Rod Sherman … rated a three-star recruit according to ESPN.com, Scout.com and 247sports.com … rated a two-star recruit according to Rivals.com … a first-team all-state honoree … a first-team All-Centennial League performer on the offensive line … helped Valor Christian to a 12-2 record and the 2015 Class 5A state championship … won three state titles during his four years with the Eagles … earned a degree in interdisciplinary global studies … working on a master’s degree in higher education … 2020-21 James P. Soper III Football Scholarship recipient.