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Eli Hanback

280 lbs.
Ashland, Va.
Patrick Henry HS
High School
Eli Hanback - Football - Virginia Cavaliers

– All-ACC (HM).

– Appeared in all 14 of UVA’s games with 12 starts … in the season opener at Pitt he made two tackles, shared a sack with Jordan Mack and had another 0.5 tackles for loss in the win … made one stop in the win over Florida State … made two tackles and 0.5 tackles for loss in UVA’s win over Old Dominion … made three tackles and 1.0 sack at No. 10 Notre Dame … made three tackles and recovered a fumble against Duke … recorded six tackles, 3.0 tackles for loss and 2.0 sacks at Louisville … notched three tackles and 0.5 sack in key ACC win at North Carolina … made four tackles and 1.0 tackles for loss in the win over Georgia Tech … made two tackles, collecting 0.5 sacks in the win over Liberty … made five stops, 1.0 tackle for loss and recovered a fumble in the end zone in the Commonwealth Cup victory over Virginia Tech … his fumble recovery for a touchdown came on a sack by Mandy Alonso in the closing minute and it clinched the victory … set UVA career record with 52 games played in the Orange Bowl against Florida … made three tackles against the Gators. 2018– Appeared in all 13 of UVA’s games with 12 starts … made three tackles and 0.5 for a loss at Indiana … made two tackles and recovered two fumbles against Ohio in Nashville … returned a fumble 19 yards against the Bobcats … made two tackles and 1.0 sack against Louisville in the ACC opener … made four tackles at NC State … made five stops against No. 16 Miami … made three tackles, 1.5 tackles for a loss and recorded 1.0 sack in road win at Duke … also broke up one pass on Duke’s last drive of the game … made four stops against North Carolina … made one tackle against Pitt … made six tackles against Liberty … made eight stops at Georgia Tech … made four stops at Virginia Tech … made four tackles against South Carolina in the Belk Bowl. 2017 – Started all 13 of UVA’s games at nose tackle … made six tackles in the season-opening win over William & Mary … notched six stops against Indiana, including a 0.5 sack … made four stops, including one for a loss against UConn … made two stops and 0.5 for a loss of one yard in road win at Boise State … made two stops against Duke … made three tackles in road win at North Carolina … made three stops against Boston College … made three stops at Pitt … played all 74 defensive snaps against Georgia Tech and made a career-high 10 tackles … also collected one sack against the Yellow Jackets … made two stops at Louisville … made seven tackles and 1.0 tackle for loss at No. 2 Miami … made five stops and 1.0 tackle for loss against Virginia Tech … made five tackles against Navy in the Military Bowl. 2016 – Appeared in all 12 of UVA’s games with 11 starts … finished season with 36 tackles, 4.5 tackles for loss and 1.0 sacks … made collegiate debut against Richmond in the season opener … recorded two tackles against the Spiders … made first career start at then-No. 24 Oregon and recorded three tackles … made five tackles and 0.5 TFL in loss at UConn … made six stops against Central Michigan … made three tackles and recovered a fumble in the end zone at Duke in the closing minutes, helping solidify the ACC win … made one stop against Pitt … made three tackles and 1.0 for a loss against then-No. 5 Louisville … made seven tackles with 2.5 tackles for a loss and 1.0 sacks at Wake Forest … made two tackles with 0.5 tackles for a loss … made one tackle at Georgia Tech and three stops at Virginia Tech. 2015 – Did not appear in any games … redshirted season.

Played offensive line and defensive line at Patrick Henry High School for head coach Bryan Davis … four-year letterman for Patrick Henry … rated a three-star recruit by, and 247Sports … a two-star recruit by … team captain as a junior and senior … first-team all-conference as a junior and senior … Conference 16’s Player of the Year … first-team all-metro and all-region in 2014 … second-team all-state … defensive and offensive team MVP as a junior … son of Don and Lisa Hanback … father, Don, played football at Bridgewater College from 1976-78 … involved in community outreach and took part in the Mission to Virginia through Beaverdam Baptist Church … major is undeclared and is currently studying in UVA’s College of Arts and Sciences.