Elijah Gaines Audio Pronunciation
2022 – Recipient of the team’s Most Improved Player on special teams at program’s annual awards banquet … Academic All-ACC
2022 – Saw action in eight of UVA’s 10 games … credited with two tackles (both solo) on the year, one against Syracuse (9/23) and another against Pitt (11/12). 2021 – Appeared in six of UVA’s games… made two tackles in a win over Illinois… made two tackles in a win over Duke. 2020 – Appeared in four of UVA’s 10 games … one of 12 UVA true freshmen to appear in a game … made collegiate debut at No. 11 Miami … made four stops at Virginia Tech … named to 2021 ACC Academic Honor Roll.
HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL
Played safety and wide receiver at Episcopal High School for head coach Mark Moroz … named first-team All-IAC at the athlete position after notching four interceptions, 20 tackles, 179 receiving yards and two receiving touchdowns … earned Episcopal’s 2019 Coaches Award … as a junior was named second-team all-state and first-team All-IAC at the athlete position after recording four interceptions, two of which were returned for touchdowns … added 300+ receiving yards, two receiving touchdowns and 14 tackles in 2018 … a three-star recruit by ESPN.com Rivals.com and 247sports.com … major is African-American & African Studies and a major in Media Studies … recipient of the 2022-2023 Shrier Family Bicentennial Scholarship Fund.