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Olamide Zaccheaus

190 lbs.
Plainfield, N.J.
St. Joseph's Prep (Pa.)
High School
Olamide Zaccheaus - Football - Virginia Cavaliers

With a 17-yard reception in the third quarter against North Carolina (Oct. 27, 2018), he broke Billy McMullen’s UVA career record (210) for receptions … leaves UVA No. 1 all-time in Virginia history and No. 6 all-time in ACC history with 250 career receptions … finishes career No. 2 all-time at UVA with 2,753 receiving yards …he is only the third Cavalier all-time to record 1,000+ receiving yards in a season and his 1,058 receiving yards in 2018 rank No. 3 all-time at UVA … he broke his own single-season UVA record in 2018 with 93 receptions … in 2017 he broke McMullen’s 16-year old (83, 2001) UVA single-season record for receptions with 85 … is the only player in program history with three career receptions of 80 yards or more … recorded a catch in each of the last 42 games of his career … at time of leaving UVA was just one of 13 Cavaliers to play in 50+ career games.

– Belk Bowl MVP … All-ACC (1st) … Associated Press All-ACC (1st) … Touchdown Club of Richmond’s Offensive End of the Year … Pro Football Focus All-ACC (2nd) … Athlon Sports All-ACC (2nd) … Biletnikoff Award Watch List … Athlon Sports preseason All-ACC second-team … one of UVA’s three captains. 2017 – All-ACC second-team.

– Started 12 of UVA’s 13 games … led the ACC with 93 receptions … led UVA with six catches for 101 yards and one touchdown against the Spiders … made five catches at Indiana … name ACC Receiver of the Week after breaking the UVA single-game receiving record with 247 yards against Ohio in Nashville … he also caught nine passes and recorded two touchdowns against the Bobcats … he scored touchdowns on receptions of 86 and 77 yards against Ohio … he led all FBS wide receivers in week three with 176 yards after catch … his 86-yard touchdown extended his UVA record for most 80+ career receptions to three … caught four passes for 29 yards in the ACC win over Louisville … caught nine passes for 109 yards and two touchdowns at NC State … also rushed twice for 39 yards against the Wolf Pack … caught three passes for 15 yards against No. 16 Miami … with 10 catches at Duke he became only the second Cavalier with 200 career receptions, joining Billy McMullen … also rushed three times for six yards against the Blue Devils … recorded 66 receiving yards … with 10 receptions for 108 yards against North Carolina, he broke McMullen’s UVA career reception record of 210 … he also rushed for 30 yards against the Tar Heels … caught four passes for 31 yards against Pitt … also rushed once for five yards against the Panthers … caught seven passes for 86 yards against Liberty … also rushed three times for six yards against the Flames … recorded 10 catches for 96 yards at Georgia Tech … caught four passes for 55 yards at Virginia Tech … named Belk Bowl MVP after setting UVA bowl records with 12 receptions and three receiving touchdowns against South Carolina … he recorded 100 receiving yards against the Gamecocks and his three receiving touchdowns tied a Belk Bowl record. 2017 – Appeared in all 13 of UVA’s games with two starts … teamed up with Doni Dowling and Andre Levrone to become the first UVA receiving trio to each record at least 600 receiving yards in the same season … recorded five receptions for 56 yards and a touchdown against William & Mary … caught 12 passes for 72 yards against Indiana … the 12 receptions against the Hoosiers are the sixth-most single-game catches in program history … caught nine passes for 122 yards against UConn … against the Huskies he became the 37th player in school history to reach 1,000-career receiving yards … teamed up with Doni Dowling (136) and Andre Levrone (127) as the only trio in UVA history to each have at least 100 yards receiving in the same game … also had one receiving touchdown against UConn … rushed four times for 47 yards and returned two kicks for 56 yards against UConn, finishing with 225 all-purpose yards … caught four passes for 29 yards to become the 21st Cavalier with at least 100 career receptions … also rushed two times for 64 yards … his 56-yard touchdown run was a career long rush … caught eight passes for 69 yards and one touchdown against Duke … also rushed three times for six yards against the Blue Devils … caught five passes for 100 yards and one touchdown in road win at North Carolina … scored on an 81-yard touchdown pass from Kurt Benkert … became the first Cavalier in program history with at least two career receptions of 80 yards or greater … also rushed four times for 13 yards against the Tar Heels … caught six passes for 57 yards against Boston College … also rushed three times for 12 yards against the Eagles … caught eight passes for 80 yards at Pitt … also rushed twice for seven yards against the Panthers … caught nine passes for 98 yards against Georgia Tech … scored on a two-point conversion pass against the Yellow Jackets in the third quarter to tie the game, 28-28, after overcoming a 15-point deficit in the second half … caught four passes for 44 yards at Louisville … caught six passes for 57 yards and one touchdown at No. 2 Miami … scored a touchdown on a 33-yard pass from Kurt Benkert against the Hurricanes … rushed five times for 29 yards at Miami … made four catches for 39 yards against Virginia Tech … caught five passes for 62 yards against Navy in the Military Bowl … also returned five kicks for 89 yards against the Midshipmen. 2016 – Appeared in all 12 of UVA’s games with seven starts … recorded 51 receptions for 584 yards and a team-high seven receiving touchdowns … made five catches for 75 yards and one touchdown in the season opener against Richmond … made three receptions for 47 yards at then-No. 24 Oregon … made six catches for 35 yards at UConn … made eight catches for 141 yards and two touchdowns against Central Michigan … also rushed once for 19 yards against CMU … caught four balls for 42 yards and one touchdown at Duke … caught three passes for 83 yards and one touchdown against Pitt … his score against the Panthers was on a 74-yard strike from Kurt Benkert … caught two passes for 16 yards against then-No. 22 North Carolina … also rushed once for five yards against the Tar Heels … caught four passes for 14 yards against then-No. 5 Louisville … his nine-yard touchdown reception against the Cardinals put UVA up 17-7 in the third quarter … caught four passes for 14 yards at Wake Forest … caught six passes for 50 yards against Miami … caught four balls at Georgia Tech for 18 yards … made two receptions for 49 yards and a touchdown at Virginia Tech in the season finale. 2015 – Appeared in all 12 of UVA’s games with four starts … made collegiate debut against No. 13 UCLA in the Rose Bowl … made first career start against No. 9 Notre Dame … first collegiate recepton went for three yards against the Bruins on a play that went for 15 yards more due to a face mask penalty on the tackle … caught two balls for 25 yards against No. 9 Notre Dame … rushed twice for 39 yards against the Irish … returned his first career punt for 30 yards against William & Mary … set a UVA record with 231 kick return yards against Boise State … the 231 return yards is tied for third-most in ACC history … it was the second-most kick return yards in a game in all of FBS in 2015 and the most by a player from a Power-5 school … his nine returns against the Broncos set an ACC and UVA record … rushed four times for 37 yards against Syracuse … collected three receptions for 13 yards against the Orange … rushed twice for 17 yards at North Carolina … also caught one pass against the Tar Heels … rushed four times for 68 yards against Georgia Tech, including a run of 34 yards … rushed four times for 20 yards and his first career touchdown at Miami … also caught four passes for 48 yards against the Hurricanes … rushed four times for 11 yards at Louisville … also caught two passes for 12 yards against the Cardinals … against Duke he became the first Cavalier since Perry Jones in 2011 (Miami) to throw for a touchdown and receive a touchdown pass in the same game … found Evan Butts for a 15-yard scoring strike on a wide receiver option pass … caught a 50-yard touchdown against the Blue Devils … led UVA with 89 receiving yards on three receptions against Duke … also rushed three times for 20 yards against the Blue Devils … rushed 10 times for 50 yards against Virginia Tech in the season finale … also caught two passes for 19 yards against the Hokies.

Played running back and defensive back at St. Joseph’s Prep for head coach Gabe Infante … rated a three-star recruit by,, and … averaged 7.0 yards per rush as he racked up 683 total rushing yards and nine rushing touchdowns in 2014 … also caught 29 passes for 388 yards and four touchdowns … named to the Philadelphia High School 2014 first-team Coaches’ All-Catholic team … Daily News first-team all-city … helped lead the Hawks’ offense to average 35.5 points per game en route to a Catholic League championship and an 11-3 record … part of USA Football’s 2015 International Bowl roster … ran track in the AAU Junior Olympics and made it to nationals from 2007 to 2010 … … major is undeclared and is currently studying in UVa’s College of Arts and Sciences … Olamide is Nigerian for “the blessing has come” … named pronounced Oh-llama-day Za-key-us.