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Zach Bradshaw

230 lbs.
Damascus, Md.
Damascus HS
High School
Zach Bradshaw - Football - Virginia Cavaliers

– Appeared in all 12 of UVA’s games with 10 starts … an injury against North Carolina forced him to miss starts against Louisville and at Wake Forest … also long snapped on field goals and PATs … only long snapped against then-No. 5 Louisville … recorded nine tackles and 2.0 tackles for a loss against Richmond in the season opener … also forced a fumble … posted six tackles in road loss at then-No. 24 Oregon … made seven tackles, 1.0 TFL and 0.5 sacks at UConn … made nine stops in a win over Central Michigan … had one sack and broke up two passes against CMU … recorded 12 tackles in ACC win at Duke … recorded six tackles and 1.0 tackles for a loss against Pitt … also broke up one pass against the Panthers … made four tackles against then-No. 22 North Carolina … made two tackles at Wake Forest … made three tackles against Miami … made one tackle at Georgia Tech … collected three tackles at Virginia Tech before leaving with an injury. 2015 – Appeared in 10 of UVA’s 12 games with nine starts … missed the start at North Carolina due to a targeting ejection from the second half of the Syracuse game … missed the Duke and Virginia Tech games with an injury … finished the regular season No. 38 in the ACC with 5.3 tackles per game … made second career start at No. 13 UCLA … tallied two tackles against the Bruins … made nine stops against William & Mary … led UVA with 10 tackles against Boise State … made five stops at Pitt … made five stops against Syracuse … after missing the first half of the North Carolina game he recorded four tackles and 0.5 tackles for a loss against the Tar Heels … made four stops, 1.0 tackle for loss and 0.5 sacks against Georgia Tech … teamed up with Micah Kiser to sack Yellow Jacket quarterback Justin Thomas on a fourth down situation … posted eight stops at Miami … made four stops at Louisville … recorded a strip sack and recovered the fumble against the Cardinals. 2014 – Appeared in all 12 games … saw most of his time on special teams … made four of his seven tackles on special teams … recorded one tackle in the season opener against UCLA … had two combined tackles against Richmond … recorded an assisted tackle against No. 21 Louisville … made a stop against the Kent State offense … recorded one combined tackle against Duke … made one stop against the Miami offense. 2013 – Played in five games of UVA’s 12 games … one of 12 true freshmen to see playing time for UVA … made collegiate debut with a start against Georgia Tech … started alongside three other true freshmen (Tim Harris and Donte Wilkins) on defense against the Yellow Jackets … finished rookie season with 10 tackles and 2.0 tackles for loss … injured wrist the week of the Oregon game and was unable to make debut until UVA’s eighth game … recorded three tackles against Clemson … had three tackles against North Carolina … had two tackles against Virginia Tech.


Played linebacker, receiver and kick returner for head coach Eric Wallich at Damascus High School … named to the Maryland Consensus All-State team at linebacker … also named to Maryland’s Big School All-State team at linebacker … Washington Post All-Met first team and Montgomery Gazette first team honoree … one of the state’s top all-around performers, a defensive standout who had more than 600 receiving yards and handled kick return duties … played in the 2012 Chesapeake Bowl … listed as three-star player by,, and 247Sports … attended the same high school as former UVA defensive back Brandon Phelps.