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Zane Zandier

215 lbs.
Pittsburgh, Pa.
Thomas Jefferson HS
High School
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– All-ACC (HM). 2019 – All-ACC (HM).

2020 –
Started all 10 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 … made 10 tackles, 2.0 tackles for loss and 1.0 sacks at No. 11 Miami … made five tackles in win over No. 15 North Carolina … made eight tackles, 1.0 sack and forced a fumble in win over Louisville … made seven tackles, including 1.0 tackle for loss and 0.5 sack in the win over Abilene Christian … made seven stops against Boston College … made five stops at Virginia Tech. 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.

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 … rated a three-star recruit by, and … 2020-21 Murdough Family Endowed Scholarship for Athletics recipient … majoring in sociology.