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Zane Zandier

ILB
Position
6'3''
Height
230 lbs.
Weight
Senior
Class
Pittsburgh, Pa.
Hometown
Thomas Jefferson HS
High School

HONORS
2019 
– All-ACC (HM).

AT VIRGINIA
2020 –
Started all four of UVA’s games … named ACC Linebacker of the Week after notching a game-high 15 tackles in UVA’s season-opening win over Duke … added 2.0 tackles for loss and broke up a pass against the Blue Devils … made seven stops at No. 1 Clemson … made seven tackles and 1.0 tackle for loss against NC State … made eight tackles at Wake Forest. 2019 – Started all 14 of UVA’s games … led UVA with 108 tackles … in the season opener at Pitt he led UVA with nine tackles … also made 0.5 tackles for loss … aided UVA in limiting the Pitt rushing attach to 78 total yards on the ground … led UVA with nine tackles, 2.0 tackles for loss and 1.0 sacks against William & Mary … recorded seven tackles, 2.5 tackles for loss and 1.0 sacks in the win over Florida State … recorded four tackles and a pick-six in the win over Old Dominion … returned his first career interception against the Monarchs 22 yards for a touchdown, cutting the ODU lead to 17-14 in the third quarter … made eight tackles and 1.0 sack at No. 10 Notre Dame … made seven tackles, 1.0 tackle for loss and 0.5 sack at Miami … made eight tackles and broke up three passes in win over Duke … led UVA with seven tackles, 3.0 tackles for loss and 1.0 sack at Louisville … made seven tackles at North Carolina … made nine tackles in win over Georgia Tech … made four stops in the win over Liberty … notched six tackles, 0.5 sack and broke up a pass in the Commonwealth Cup win over Virginia Tech … made 10 tackles and 1.0 tackle for loss against Clemson in the ACC Championshp game … led UVA with 13 stops and 1.0 tackle for loss in the Orange Bowl against Florida. 2018– Appeared in all 13 of UVA’s games with eight starts …  in UVA’s season-opening win over Richmond he made one tackle … made first career start against Ohio in Nashville and notched a game-high 10 tackles … also recorded 1.5 tackles for loss and 1.5 sacks against the Bobcats … made eight tackles and 1.0 tackles for loss in the ACC-opening win against Louisville … made three stops (two solo, one assisted) on a crucial goal-line stand that prevented the Cardinals from taking the lead in the third quarter, which resulted in a UL field goal (their only points) … made six stops at NC State … led UVA with nine tackles against No. 16 Miami … he also recorded 1.0 tackle for loss and shared a sack with Mandy Alonso … he deflected the pass that ended up as Juan Thornhill’s fourth-quarter interception, his second of the game … made eight tackles, notched 0.5 sacks, broke up one pass and recorded two quarterback hurries at Duke … made three tackles and 0.5 tackles for loss against North Carolina … made eight stops against Pitt … made three tackles against Liberty … made two tackles and 0.5 tackles for loss at Virginia Tech … made two tackles against South Carolina in the Belk Bowl before missing the second half with an injury. 2017 – Appeared in 12 of UVA’s 13 games … one of 17 UVA true freshmen to play … made collegiate debut against Indiana on defense … played one play against the Hoosiers spelling Micah Kiser, who had to came off the field due to an injury timeout … made first two career tackles in road win at Boise State.

HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL
Played wide receiver and defensive back at Thomas Jefferson High School for head coach Bill Cherpak … helped Thomas Jefferson to the WPIAL 4A championship … a wide receiver first-team all-state honoree caught 44 passes for 900 yards and 19 touchdowns as a senior in 2016 … averaged 20.5 yards per reception in 2016 … made 46 tackles on defense with one interception … also returned 23 punts for 203 yards … also posted 209 kick return yards in 2016 … caught 27 passes for 443 yards and nine touchdowns in 2015 as a junior … made 41 tackles and recorded four interceptions in 2015 … father, Rick, played football at Indiana University of Pennsylvania … rated a four-star recruit by ESPN.com … rated a three-star recruit by Rivals.com, 247Sports.com and Scout.com … 2020-21 Murdough Family Endowed Scholarship for Athletics recipient.