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Henry Coley

245 lbs.
Virginia Beach, Va.
Bayside HS
High School / Club
Henry Coley - Football - Virginia Cavaliers

Finished career No. 15 all-time at UVa with 29.5 tackles for loss.

2014 – Touchdown Club of Richmond’s Linebacker of the Year … All-ACC second-team … All-ACC Coaches second-team … Lott IMPACT Trophy semifinalist … one of UVa’s four team captains … Allstate AFCA Good Works Team nominee … Lott IMPACT Trophy watch list … Wuerffel Trophy nominee … Phil Steele preseason third-team All-ACC … Recognized on the ACC Academic Honor Roll. 2013 – Named to the All-ACC Academic team … VaSID all-state second-team. 2012 – All-ACC Academic.

2014 – Started 11 of the 12 games he appeared in … No. 5 in the ACC with 8.0 sacks … No. 7 in the ACC with 12.5 tackles for loss … tied with teammate Max Valles for No. 1 in the ACC among linebackers and defensive backs with 12.5 tackles for loss … No. 4 on the team with 76 tackles … named ACC Linebacker of the Week on Sept. 1 after tallying 14 tackles and 2.0 sacks against No. 7 UCLA … forced one fumble and made eight tackles against Richmond … recorded seven tackles including one sack and a broke up pass in an ACC win over No. 21 Louisville … broke up two passes and had five combined tackles, including a sack, against Kent State … made six tackles and one sack for a loss of 13 yards in a victory over Pitt … led the team with 10 tackles against North Carolina … made eight stops at Georgia Tech … recorded seven tackles and two sacks for a total loss of 11 yards at No. 2 Florida State … recorded three combined stops on Senior Day vs. Miami … made five total stops and broke up one pass at Virginia Tech. 2013 – Started all 12 games for the Cavaliers … led UVa with 91 tackles which ranked twelfth in the ACC at 7.6 per game … made 8.5 tackles for loss and one sack … had a career high 14 tackles vs. Duke … made 11 tackles against BYU and returned an interception 23 yards after Anthony Harris lateralled the ball to him … the play set up UVa’s game-winning touchdown run by Kevin Parks … had career best 2.5 tackles for loss vs. Ball State to go with 10 stops … recorded four tackles against Oregon… had four tackles against VMI … made eight tackles against Pitt … led the team in tackles with 11 total including one for a loss of four yards against Clemson … made five combined tackles against North Carolina … recorded five solo tackles and forced a fumble against Miami … had a total of six tackles against Virginia Tech. 2012 – Started in UVa’s first eight games … notched 40 tackles and 4.5 tackles for a loss of 10 yards … made six stops against UR … made 11 tackles against Penn State … made seven tackles against La Tech … made four tackles at Duke … did not play against NC State, Miami, North Carolina and Virginia Tech. 2011 – Appeared in five of UVa’s 13 games … made first collegiate start against Auburn in the Chick-fil-A Bowl … suffered a lower extremity injury and missed six games in the middle of the season … made collegiate debut against William & Mary … made 15 tackles … made first career sack against William & Mary for a loss of seven yards … had four stops against the Tribe and matched that number against Auburn in the Chick-fil-A Bowl. 2010 – Redshirted … selected by the UVa coaches as the scout player of the week against Richmond … dressed for the Richmond, VMI, Florida State, North Carolina, Eastern Michigan, Miami and Maryland games.

First-team all-state in Virginia’s largest classification (AAA) … first-team All-Tidewater … Beach District defensive player of the year … Named to Virginian Pilot All-Eastern Region first-team … ranked No. 20 on Roanoke Times’ top prospects list … first-team defense Eastern Region Coaches All-Region honoree … rated No. 47 inside linebacker in the nation by … rated as the No. 40 middle linebacker in the nation by … rated a three-star prospect by … Registered 97 tackles with three sacks in 2009 … played tight end and grabbed 14 receptions for 217 yards … averaged 20 yards per catch as a tight end in 2009 … blocked four field goals as a senior … had 93 tackles as a junior, including 19 stops for a loss … sacked the quarterback nine times as a junior in 2008 … played for head coach Darnell Moore at Bayside … son of Melanie Young … last name is pronounced Coal–ee … earned his degree in African American studies … currently working towards a master’s degree in higher educational administration.