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Nicholas Conte

P
Position
6'3''
Height
200 lbs.
Weight
Freshman
Class
Roanoke, Va.
Hometown
Patrick Henry HS
High School

NOTABLE
Finished UVA career No. 1 all-time in UVA history and No. 3 all-time in ACC history with a 44.45 yards per punt career average … first UVA punter since Will Brice in 1996 to be named a first-team All-ACC honoree. 

HONORS
2016 
– All-ACC first-team … Coaches All-ACC first-team … Phil Steele All-ACC first-team … ESPN.com All-ACC team … Associated Press All-ACC first-team … Touchdown Club of Richmond’s specialist of the year … Ray Guy Award Semifinalist … CoSIDA District Academic All-American … Campbell Trophy Semifinalist. 2015 – All-ACC honorable mention … All-ACC Coaches honorable mention … earned the Cavalier Academic Achievement Award.  2014 – Recognized on the ACC Academic Honor Roll.

AT VIRGINIA
2016
– Recorded 34 punts inside the 20, 15 punts inside the 10, eight punts inside the five and six punts downed at the one-yard line … punted three times with a 46.7 yards per punt average against Richmond in the season opener … two of his punts against the Spiders landed inside the 20-yard line and none were returned … punted four times with a 44.2 yards per punt average … booted one 52 yards and dropped two inside the 20-yard line … punted seven times at UConn with a 39.9 yards per punt average … dropped three punts inside the 20 against the Huskies … booted a game-long 53 yard punt at UConn … punted six times for 288 yards and a 48.0 yard per punt average with four inside the 20 and a long of 63 against Central Michigan … punted seven times for a 48.0 yards per punt average with two pinned at the one-yard line and a long of 65 against Duke … punted seven times against Pitt with an average of 45.1 yards per punt … dropped one punt inside the 20 and had a long of 57 against the Panthers … had a career-high 10 punts for an average of 45.6 yards per punt against then-No. 22 North Carolina … dropped four punts inside the 20 against the Tar Heels … punted five times against then-No. 5 Louisville for an average of 46.6 yards per punt … three went inside the 20 and none were returned against the Cardinals … punted six times for an average of 45.8 yards per punt with four inside the 20-yard line … punted five times with four inside the 20 against Miami … dropped three punts inside the 20 at Virginia Tech and booted one punt of 51 yards … dropped two punts inside the 20 at Virginia Tech, including one at the one-yard line … tied a career long with a 67-yard punt at Virginia Tech. 2015 – No. 2 in the ACC with a 44.7 yards per punt average … his 44.7 yards per punt average ties Will Brice (1997) for the third-best punting average for a season by a Cavalier … his 44.7 yards per punt average is the best by a Cavalier since Ryan Weigand led the ACC with a 45.2 average in 2007 … made collegiate debut at No. 13 UCLA … booted three of four punts vs. the Bruins for 50-plus yards … had a long of 56 yards at the Rose Bowl … rushed for six yards and a first down on a fake punt attempt against the Rose Bowl … kicked three of five punts vs. the Irish for 50-plus yards … booted one punt for 58 yards against William & Mary … punted five times at Pitt … booted two 50-yard plus punts against the Panthers … was named UVA’s co-special teams player of the week after dropping two of his three punts at North Carolina inside the 20-yard line … a third punt barely rolled into the end zone for a touchback against the Tar Heels … punted five times against Georgia Tech … one of his punts was downed inside the five-yard line … dropped his first three punts at Miami inside the 10-yard line, one of which led to a UVA safety on defense … booted five punts for an average of 46.8 yards per punt, including a career-long of 67 at Louisville … placed three punts inside the 10-yard line against the Cardinals … booted four punts for an average of 46.8 yards against Duke … one kick went 52 yards and he dropped another inside the 20 against the Blue Devils … booted six punts against Virginia Tech with a long of 57 yards … also rushed for 14 yards against the Hokies on a fake punt try, falling one yard short. 2014 – Did not appear in any games … spent entire season No. 2 on the depth chart at punter. 2013 – Did not appear in any games. 2012 – Redshirted season … dressed for the Richmond, Penn State, Louisiana Tech, Maryland, Wake Forest, Miami and North Carolina games.

HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL
Was a 2012 graduate of Patrick Henry High School … earned one letter in football … was a first team All-Western Valley District and second team all-region … named to all-academic team for the Western Valley District … punting average was 40.33 per kick and only four kicks were returned … also earned three varsity letters in lacrosse and one in swimming … played defense on the lacrosse team earning first team all-district … a member of the National Honor Society … named to the honor roll and earned the President’s Education Award … has made trips to South Dakota to paint houses and run a daycare … helped build a church and school in the Dominican Republic … son of Nick and Alison Conte … has an older sister, Laura … plans on attending medical school upon graduation … plays the guitar … collects Pez dispensers .. human biology major.