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Jonas Sanker

210 lbs.
Charlottesville, Va.
The Covenant School
High School
Jonas Sanker - Football - Virginia Cavaliers

2023 –
First Team All-ACC selection at safety … Named TD Club of Richmond Defensive Back of the Year … Associated Press First Team All-ACC … Second Team All-ACC selection by Phil Steele … Honorable Mention on College Football Network’s All-ACC Team. 2022 – First Team VaSID All-State selection

2022 –
Appeared in all 10 games, starting the first nine of the season … second on the team with 63 tackles and solo tackles (36) … 6.3 tackles per game ranked 24th in the ACC … recorded five or more tackles in eight of UVA’s 10 games … had four tackles and forced a fumble at Illinois (9/10) … recorded his first career double-digit tackle effort with 10 (8 solo) at Syracuse (9/23). Also had a fumble recovery and intercepted his first pass in the contest … season-high 11 tackles at Duke (Oct. 1).  2021 – Appeared in nine of UVA’s games… made a tackle against Wake Forest… made three tackles against Duke… made a tackle against Virginia Tech… one of 14 true freshmen to appear in 2021.

Played running back, quarterback and safety at The Covenant School for head coach Seth Wilson … high school team did not compete in fall of 2020 … threw for 1,590 yards and 33 touchdowns and rushed for 1,116 yards and scored 24 touchdowns as a junior … only player in Central Virginia to both run and pass for 1,000 yards during 2019 season … accounted for three touchdowns as a defensive player … had four interceptions and 46 tackles in 2019 … helped Covenant to back-to-back 8-man state titles in the Virginia Independent Schools Football League as a sophomore and junior … accounted for eight scores in 2019 state title game … passed for 295 yards and ran for 217 yards in that game … all-conference and all-state on both sides of the ball in 2019 … led team to 10-0 records as a sophomore and junior … outstanding guard for Covenant basketball team … helped Covenant basketball team to its first semifinal appearance during 2020 VISAA Division III tournament … a three-star recruit by, and … major is Foreign Affairs.