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Drake Metcalf

292 lbs.
Graduate Student
Orange, Calif.
St. John Bosco
High School
Previous School
Drake Metcalf - Football - Virginia Cavaliers

2023 (UCF)
• Started four games at center and played in six total games.
• UCF ranked seventh in FBS in total offense and featured the country’s No. 4 rushing attack (233.2 ypg).
• According to Pro Football Focus, only allowed one sack and one hurry in 90 opportunities.
• Graded out (81.4) as the 16th-best center in the country according to PFF.

2020-22 (Stanford)
• Two-time member of the Pac-12 Academic Honor Roll.
• Graduated from Stanford in three years.
• Played for current UVA offensive line Coach Terry Heffernan while he was in the same role at Stanford (2021-2022).
• Played in three games as a junior in 2022.
• Appeared in all 12 games as sophomore in 2021.
• Did not see action as a true freshman in 2020, retaining his ability to redshirt.
• Squared off against fellow UVA transfer Chris Tyree while he was at Notre Dame twice (2021 & 2022). Heffernan and Metcalf won the 2022 meeting at Notre Dame, 16-14.

• Played at St. John Bosco High School for head coach Jason Negro
• Four-star recruit by both Rivals and PrepStar, where he’s ranked No. 324 nationally
• Consensus top 40 player from California – ranked No. 32 by Rivals, No. 37 by PrepStar and No. 39 by 247Sports
• Ranked as a top 10 center by Rivals (No. 5), PrepStar (No. 5) and 247Sports (No. 8)
• Played in the 2020 Polynesian Bowl with fellow UVA transfer Chris Tyree
• Two-time MaxPreps All-American (2018-19)
• All-state first team (2019)
• Team captain (2019)
• All-CIFSS first team and All-Area (2018)
• Led team to 2019 CIF Open Division State Championship and No. 1 national ranking
• Helped team to 2018 Trinity League Championship
• Member of 2016 D1 State Champions and CIFSS Champions
• Four-time recipient of the Scholar-Athlete Award and also earned a spot on the Principal’s Honor Roll all four years
• Was named Student of the Year for AP U.S. History as a junior and also Freshman Entrepreneur of the Year
• Son of Weslie and Robyn Metcalf
• Father played football at UNLV
• Has one brother, Connor
• Learned to play the Scottish Highland Bagpipes after seeing them played at grandfather’s funeral. Can also play the guitar.
• Will be pursuing his master’s in public policy at UVA.