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Antonio Clary

204 lbs.
Fifth Year
Jacksonville, Fla.
High School
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– Named to the Athlon Sports Preseason All-ACC Third Team Defense. 2022 – Academic All-ACC

2022 – Started seven of the eight games in which he appeared, including starts in each of the last six games … Fourth on the team in tackles (56) and third on team in solo tackles (31) … His 7.0 tackles per game ranked 18th highest in the ACC … Made eight tackles and recorded his first career interception on Oct. 8 against Louisville. The 26-yard return on the interception was the longest by a Cavalier in 2022 … game captain at Illinois (Sept. 10) where he recorded a pass break up and forced a fumble … led the UVA defense with a career-high 13 tackles (5 solo) against Pitt on Nov. 12. … recorded his first career solo sack as part of an six-tackle effort against Miami on Oct. 29 … named to 2022-23 ACC Honor Roll. 2021 – Appeared in 12 of UVA’s games with three starts… tied for sixth on the team in total tackles on the year with 42… recovered a fumble against Duke… made seven tackles against Illinois and Louisville. 2020 – Appeared in nine of UVA’s 10 games with three starts … made a tackle against NC State … made four tackles, 0.5 tackles for loss and broke up a pass at Wake Forest … made first collegiate start at No. 11 Miami and finished with seven tackles and 0.5 sacks … made two tackles and 1.0 tackles for loss in win over No. 15 North Carolina … made seven tackles and recovered a fumble against Louisville … made three stops against Abilene Christian. 2019 – Appeared in five games before suffering a season-ending injury at Louisville … made collegiate debut against Old Dominion … made four tackles against Duke … one of 17 UVA true freshmen to appear in 2019.

A January enrollee and will take part in 2019 spring practice … played safety and wide receiver at Sandalwood High School for head coach Adam Geis … finished 2018 with 53 tackles, six tackles for loss, three sacks and three interceptions … earned first-team All-Cedar Run District honors as a utility player in 2017 … all-conference honoree as a sophomore … also runs track at Sandalwood … a three-star recruit by, and … received a bachelor’s degree in history with a minor in African & American Studies in 2022 … earned a master’s degree in Educational Psychology from Virginia.