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Eli Harold

225 lbs.
Virginia Beach, Va.
Ocean Lakes HS
High School
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Declared for the 2015 NFL Draft … finished career No. 10 all-time at UVa with 36.5 career tackles for loss … finished career No. 11 all-time at UVa with 17.5 career sacks.

2014 – Touchdown Club of Richmond’s Defensive Lineman of the Year … All-ACC second-team … All-ACC Coaches second-team … Preseason Bednarik Award Watch List … CFPA Defensive End of the Year Watch List … Phil Steele preseason third-team All-ACC … Athlon Sports preseason second-team All-ACC. 2013 – CollegeFootballNews All-Sophomore second-team … VaSID all-state first-team.

– One of 10 cavaliers to start all 12 games of the season … twice named College Football Performance Awards Defensive Lineman of the Week honorable mention (Sept. 8 and Oct. 27) … started all 12 games of UVa’s games … No. 3 in the ACC with 14.5 tackles for loss … No. 6 in the ACC with 7.0 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 … posted 54 tackles … broke up two passes and intercepted another No. 2 Florida State’s Jameis Winston … returned a fumble 22 yards for a touchdown against Richmond … forced one fumble … named team’s defensive player of the week for his performance against Richmond … recorded five tackles with 1.5 tackles for loss in the season opener against No. 7 UCLA … notched 2.0 sacks for a loss of 11 yards in a victory over No. 21 Louisville … recorded seven tackles and two sacks for a loss of six yards against Kent State … made ten stops at Duke … recorded five tackles at Georgia Tech … notched two stops and broke up a pass in a victory over Miami … made three tackles and recovered one fumble against the Virginia Tech. 2013 – Started all 12 games at defensive end … Led UVa and was No. 6 in the ACC with 15.0 tackles for loss … his 15.0 tackles for a loss ranks No. 7 all-time at UVa for a season … No. 5 on the team with 51 tackles … led UVa with 8.5 sacks … his 8.5 sacks rank No. 14 all-time at UVa for a season … his 8.5 sacks are the fourth most by an underclassman in the nation in 2013 … had 3.0 sacks against Virginia Tech, the most by a Cavalier in a game since 2008 … had 11 tackles, 3.5 for a loss and 2.0 sacks in UVa’s win against BYU … picked up 2.0 sacks at Maryland … helped limit Miami to 90 yards rushing … helped limit Pitt to 199 yards of total offense … registered seven tackles against Duke and Georgia Tech. 2012 – One of nine UVa true freshmen to make collegiate debut … appeared in all 12 games … No. 4 on the team with 7.0 tackles for loss … tied for No. 3 with 2.0 sacks … No. 3 among UVa defensive linemen with 36 tackles … made collegiate debut against Richmond … made five stops in his debut … also had 0.5 tackles for loss in debut … made one stop against Penn State … had 3.0 tackles for a losss and 1.5 sacks vs. Maryland … had a career-high seven tackles against Wake Forest … made first collegiate start at NC State and had four tackles and an INT … the INT was the first by a UVa defensive linemen since Nate Collins return an INT for a touchdown at Maryland in 2009 … made five tackles and 0.5 sacks at Virginia Tech … teamed with DE Jake Snyder to sack Virginia Tech’s Logan Thomas and forced a fumble that Brent Urban returned 16 yards for a TD.

Played defensive end at Ocean Lakes High School for head coach Chris Scott … ESPNU Top 150 prospect … SuperPrep Elite 50 prospect … SuperPrep All-American … SuperPrep Mid-Atlantic Defensive Player of the Year … All-American … the No. 34 prospect on’s 247Sports’ Top 100 … ranked the No. 1 overall player in the state of Virginia by Rivals … ranked the No. 5 defensive end nationally by Rivals … ranked the No. 50 overall prospect by Rivals … five stars from Scout … ranked the No. 1 outside linebacker prospect by Scout … ranked the No. 15 defensive end in the nation by ESPN … earned a scouts grade of 80 from … four stars by ESPN and Rivals … played in the U.S. Army All-American Bowl and was selected as a team captain for the East squad… honorable mention All-American … collected 78 tackles and 16 sacks as a senior … played quarterback, running back and wide receiver on offense while accounting for 1,146 total yards and 20 touchdowns in a wildcat offense … led the Dolphins with 41 receptions for 723 yards … first-team All-Tidewater pick … Beach District Defensive Player of the Year and a first-team all-district selection at wide receiver and defensive end … African American studies major.