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Mandy Alonso

DE
Position
6'2''
Height
280 lbs.
Weight
Senior
Class
Miami, Fla.
Hometown
Gulliver Prep
High School

AT VIRGINIA
2019
– Appeared in all 14 of UVA’s games with nine starts … broke up one pass against Pitt and helped the defense limit the Panthers to 78 rushing yards … made one stop against Florida State … made three stops against Old Dominion … made two stops and one sack at Miami … made one tackle, broke up a pass and recovered a fumble against Duke … made one stop at Louisville … made one stop against Georgia Tech … made 1.0 tackle for loss against Liberty … recorded four tackles against Virginia Tech and his sack in the fourth quarter forced a fumble that Eli Hanback recovered in the end zone for a touchdown to clinch the victory … also recovered a fumble against the Hokies … recorded three tackles and 0.5 a tackle for a loss in the ACC Championship game against Clemson … made two tackles and 1.0 tackle for loss in the Orange Bowl against Florida. 2018– Appeared in the first nine of UVA’s games with five starts … suffered a season-ending injury against Pitt … in the season opener against Richmond he picked up his first career solo sack, which went for a loss of nine yards … made first start of the season against Louisville and made three tackles … made three tackles at NC State … made two tackles and 0.5 tackles for loss against No. 16 Miami … made two tackles and 0.5 tackles for loss at Duke … made three tackles against North Carolina … made four tackles and 0.5 tackles for loss against Pitt.  2017 – Appeared in 11 of UVA’s 13 games with four starts … one of 17 UVA true freshmen to play … made collegiate debut against William & Mary on defense … made first collegiate start against Georgia Tech and made three tackles … made second collegiate start at Miami and made three tackles, including sharing a sack, the first of his career … made five stops against Virginia Tech … made two stops against Navy in the Military Bowl.

HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL
Played defensive tackle, offensive line and long snapper at Gulliver Prep for head coach Earl Sims … first-team All-Dade County … collected 52 tackles, nine sacks and caused eight fumbles as a senior in 2016 … recorded 24 tackles for loss … son of Armando and Yamily Alonso … parents are from Cuba … high school coach, Earl Sims, was a three-year letterwinner for Virginia (1998, 2000-01) at linebacker … a three-star recruit by ESPN.com, 247Sports.com and Scout.com … a two-star recruit by Rivals.com.