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2020 – Appeared in seven of UVA’s 10 games … one of 12 UVA true freshmen to appear in a game … made collegiate debut at No. 1 Clemson … made one tackle against NC State … notched two stops in the win over Louisville … named to 2021 ACC Academic Honor Roll.
HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL
Played defensive end at Junipero Serra High School for head coach Patrick Walsh …named West Catholic Athletic Defensive Lineman of the Year and named Bay Area Preps HQ’s Defensive Player of the Year in 2019 … rated No. 15 player in the Bay Area by San Jose Mercury News in its preseason Fab 40 ranking … made 61 tackles, including 35 solo stops as a senior … added 4.0 sacks and caused one fumble as a senior … finished with 7.0 tackles for loss …. helped Serra to the 2019 CIF D1-A state final … played on Serra’s junior varsity team as a sophomore due to ACL knee injury, then joined varsity for postseason play that saw team win the 2017 CIF Division 2-AA state championship … a three-star recruit by ESPN.com, Rivals.com and 247sports.com … competes in discus and shot put for track squad … finished third in shot put at 2019 WCAL finals with a personal best of 48-3 … plays center on school’s basketball team … major is undeclared and is currently studying in UVA’s College of Arts and Sciences … recipient of the 2021-2022 E. Paul Rogers, Jr. Memorial Scholarship for Football