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Maurice Canady

180 lbs.
Richmond, Va.
Varina HS
High School
Maurice Canady - Football - Virginia Cavaliers

– Invited to play in the Reese’s Senior Bowl … Bronko Nagurski Trophy preseason watch list … Phil Steele preseason first-team All-ACC … Athlon Sports preseason second-team All-ACC. 2014 – All-ACC second-team … Coaches All-ACC third-team. 2012 – ACC Defensive Back of the Week (Nov.5 & Nov. 12) … College Sports Madness ACC Defensive Player of the Week (Nov. 4).

2015 –
Started all 12 of UVA’s games … made four tackles at No. 13 UCLA … made three tackles against No. 9 Notre Dame … returned a punt 74 yards for a touchdown against William & Mary … the return was the fifth-longest punt return for a touchdown in program history and eighth-longest punt return overall in program history … made three stops at Pitt … recorded five tackles and 1.0 tackle for loss against Syracuse … made four stops at North Carolina … made two tackles and broke up two key passes against Georgia Tech … second pass breakup against the Yellow Jackets came on the final third down situation during Georgia Tech’s final drive … the breakup forced what became a failed fourth down situation … made two stops at Miami … made five tackles and broke up a key pass late in the fourth quarter of an eight-point win over Duke … made one tackle and broke up one pass against Virginia Tech. 2014 – One of 10 Cavaliers to start all 12 games of the season … tied for the team lead with three interceptions for a total return of 69 yards … No. 2 in the ACC with 12 pass breakups … No. 2 in the ACC with 15 passes defended … started the season with two tackles against UCLA … recorded five tackles and two broken up passes in a victory over Richmond … had one tackle and one interception in an ACC victory over No. 21 Louisville … collected three tackles against BYU … recorded the fourth-longest interception return for a touchdown in UVa history against Kent State with a 69-yard return … made six stops against Pitt … notched four tackles against the Duke offense … broke up two passes against North Carolina … broke up one pass at Georgia Tech … recorded four tackles, 1.5 tackles for a total loss of six yards, one interception and one broken up pass at No. 2 Florida State … forced one fumble and recorded three unassisted stops against Miami … made three total tackles and broke up two passes against in-state rival Virginia Tech. 2013 – Appeared in nine games with eight starts … missed the Georgia Tech, Clemson and North Carolina games with injury … tied for seventh on the team with 44 tackles … No. 2 on the team with eight passes broken up … led Virginia with a career-best 13 tackles against BYU … recorded two touchdowns and three broken up passes against VMI … had five combined tackles and two sacks for a loss of 28 yards at Pitt … recorded eight total tackles against Ball State … recorded seven tackles against Duke … returned to action at Miami and had one tackle … made five tackles and broke up two passes against Virginia Tech. 2012 – Appeared in 11 of UVa’s 12 games … one of nine UVa true freshmen to see action … missed the North Carolina game with an injury … started two games (NC State & Miami) and was named ACC Defensive Player of the Week following both starts … led UVa with two interceptions … made collegiate debut against Richmond … made three tackles against Richmond … made two stops against Penn State … one was a shoestring that saved a possible touchdown by PSU on game’s final drive … recorded UVa’s first INT of the season at TCU … INT at TCU was first collegiate pick … made first collegiate start at NC State … had a seven tackles and an INT against the Wolpack … made a career-high nine tackles against Miami … also forced and recovered a fumble against Miami on a Stephen Morris rush inside the UVa 10-yard line … made four tackles and broke up a pass at Virginia Tech.

Cornerback, wide receiver and quarterback for head coach Stu Brown at Varina High School … passed for 704 yards, rushed for 1,090 yards and registered 280 receiving yards in 2011 … named the Touchdown Club of Richmond’s offensive MVP and first-team honoree on offense … had 10 pass breakups and one interception which was returned for a touchdown … team captain in 2011 … named 2011 first-team All-Capital District … named utility and defensive back of the year … first-team All-Central Region utility … son of Maurice, Sr., and Shannon Canady … has an older sister, Kristin … enjoys lifting weights … anthropology major.