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LoVante' Battle

205 lbs.
Hampton, Va.
Phoebus HS
High School
LoVante' Battle - Football - Virginia Cavaliers

2012Appeared in 10 of UVa[apos]s 12 games … made first career rush against Richmond for 22 yards … made first career reception at Duke for -1 yards … appeared mostly on special teams … made one tackle … did not play the NC State or Miami games. 2011 – Appeared in all of Virginia[apos]s 13 games … played mostly special teams … made 10 tackles … matched his career high with two tackles against William & Mary … moved to fullback during Spring of 2012. 2010 – Appeared in 10 of Virginia[apos]s 12 games … missed the Eastern Michigan and Miami games … lined up for 69 plays during the season, including five on defense against Richmond … made five tackles … had a career-high two stops against North Carolina … moved from outside linebacker to strong safety in the spring. 2009 – Also competed for UVa track team during spring … appeared in seven games, all on special teams … lined up on 44 plays during the season … returned one kick for nine yards against Indiana … made one tackle against Virginia Tech … made his collegiate debut at North Carolina.

Tenacious defensive player for coach Bill Dee at Phoebus HS … rated the No. 38 player in Virginia by SuperPrep and No. 44 by the Roanoke Times … the No. 140 safety in the country by Scout … 2 stars by Rivals and Scout … helped his team win state championships as a sophomore and senior … led the team in tackling his last two years with more than 150 each season … first-team all-region and all-district selection as a linebacker as a senior … first-team Daily Press all-star … returned three of five interceptions for touchdowns his senior year, including two during the playoffs as his team won the state championship … second-team all-district honors as a junior… also played tight end, wide receiver and running back during his career … one of the top track sprinters in the state … earned all-state, all-region and all-district honors.