Virginia Cavaliers Roster 2019 Cavaliers Roster

Head Coach: Bronco Mendenhall        2017 Salary: $3,400,000        Offensive Coordinator: Robert Anae       Defensive Coordinator: Nick Howell/Kelly Poppinga         

Stadium: Scott Stadium       Surface: Grass        City: Charlottesville        State: Virginia

The Virginia Cavaliers have not been known for playing an exciting brand of football under Bronco Mendenhall, but that may be changing this season. The Cavaliers have definitely overcome the disastrous Mike London era, but still have improvements to make before they reach the next level in the ACC.

Virginia has at least risen to mediocrity, but will need the offense to improve to progress beyond that. Kurt Benkert has graduated, leaving the Cavaliers in search of a new quarterback for this season. Into the breach steps Bryce Perkins, a transfer from Arizona State. Perkins should allow the Cavaliers to open up the offense somewhat. He has a pair of possible playmakers in Olamide Zaccahaeus and Joe Reed. The open question is whether the offensive line will give Perkins enough time to reach these targets.

Virginia made improvements on defense last season. This year, the Cavaliers return a big and experienced unit. The Cavaliers did lose practically their entire defensive line from last season so they will have to rely on a veteran linebacking corps to be the linchpin of the defense. There is some depth in the secondary that may make Virginia stout against the pass. What is certain is that Virginia will have a different look and feel this season with a different type of quarterback at the helm.

The team was not expected to reach a bowl game last season and overachieved in some regards. The Cavaliers likely need another year to consolidate their gains before taking another step forward.

Name Pos
Kurt Benkert K. Benkert QB
Joe Spaziani J. Spaziani QB
Matthew Merrick M. Merrick QB
Tristan Hillerich T. Hillerich QB
Lindell Stone L. Stone QB
De'Vante Cross D. Cross QB
Jordan Ellis J. Ellis RB
Daniel Hamm D. Hamm RB
Lamont Atkins L. Atkins RB
PK Kier P. Kier RB
Justin Zollar J. Zollar RB
Cole Blackman C. Blackman WR
Ethan Blundin E. Blundin WR
Hasise Dubois H. Dubois WR
Joe Reed J. Reed WR
Warren Craft W. Craft WR
Andre Levrone A. Levrone WR
Doni Dowling D. Dowling WR
Olamide Zaccheaus O. Zaccheaus WR
Braedon Urie B. Urie WR
Tanner Cowley T. Cowley WR
Davion Zeno D. Zeno WR
Terrell Jana T. Jana WR
Hayden Mitchell H. Mitchell WR
Darnell Pratt D. Pratt WR
Shawn Smith S. Smith WR
Ben Hogg B. Hogg WR
Ross Gardner R. Gardner WR
Shane Eilers S. Eilers WR
Evan Butts E. Butts TE
Richard Burney R. Burney TE
Andrew Yavinsky A. Yavinsky FB
Jamari Peacock J. Peacock FB
Christian Baumgardner C. Baumgardner DE
Jack Powers J. Powers DE
Andrew Brown A. Brown DE
Chris Peace C. Peace DE
Eli Hanback E. Hanback DE
Christian Brooks C. Brooks DL
Osiris Crutchfield O. Crutchfield DL
Alec Shifflett A. Shifflett DL
John Montelus J. Montelus DL
Dylan Thompson D. Thompson DL
Mandy Alonso M. Alonso DL
Isaac Buell I. Buell DL
Tommy Christ T. Christ DL
Colin Dixon C. Dixon DL
John Kirven J. Kirven DL
Nick Grant N. Grant DB
Bryce Hall B. Hall DB
Jordan Mack J. Mack DB
Chris Moore C. Moore DB
Joey Blount J. Blount DB
Donovan Rolle D. Rolle DB
Darrius Bratton D. Bratton DB
Juwan Moye J. Moye LB
Robert Snyder R. Snyder LB
C.J. Stalker C. Stalker LB
Jahvoni Simmons J. Simmons LB
Malcolm Cook M. Cook LB
Dominic Sheppard D. Sheppard LB
Reed Kellam R. Kellam LB
Micah Kiser M. Kiser LB
Christian Pluchino C. Pluchino LB
Zane Zandier Z. Zandier LB
Elliott Brown E. Brown LB
Charles Snowden C. Snowden LB
Harrison Turlington H. Turlington LB
Gladimir Paul G. Paul LB
Dre Bryant D. Bryant LB
Matt Gahm M. Gahm LB
Dillon Reinkensmeyer D. Reinkensmeyer OL
Marcus Applefield M. Applefield OL
Chris Glaser C. Glaser OL
Gerrik Vollmer G. Vollmer OL
Ryan Swoboda R. Swoboda OL
Ben Knutson B. Knutson OL
Brandon Pertile B. Pertile OL
Tyler Fannin T. Fannin OL
Ryan Nelson R. Nelson OL
Ben Trent B. Trent OT
Jake Fieler J. Fieler OT
Jack English J. English OT
Ryan Bischoff R. Bischoff OT
Kirk Garner K. Garner CB
Darious Latimore D. Latimore CB
Chuck Davis C. Davis CB
Riah Burton R. Burton CB
Germane Crowell G. Crowell CB
Myles Robinson M. Robinson CB
Tim Harris T. Harris CB
Quin Blanding Q. Blanding S
CJ Epps C. Epps S
Juan Thornhill J. Thornhill S
Chris Sharp C. Sharp S
Brenton Nelson B. Nelson S
James Trucilla J. Trucilla DT
Steven Moss S. Moss G
Jack McDonald J. McDonald G
R.J. Proctor R. Proctor C
Andrew King A. King K
Nash Griffin N. Griffin K
A.J. Mejia A. Mejia K
Brian Delaney B. Delaney K
Lester Coleman L. Coleman P
Name Pos Number Height Weight
Kurt Benkert K. Benkert QB 6 6' 4" 215
Joe Spaziani J. Spaziani QB 11 6' 2" 215
Matthew Merrick M. Merrick QB 19 6' 3" 200
Tristan Hillerich T. Hillerich QB 6' 1" 195
Lindell Stone L. Stone QB 36 6' 0" 220
De'Vante Cross D. Cross QB 15 6' 2" 205
Jordan Ellis J. Ellis RB 1 5' 10" 225
Daniel Hamm D. Hamm RB 22 5' 10" 200
Lamont Atkins L. Atkins RB 25 5' 10" 215
PK Kier P. Kier RB 6 6' 0" 230
Justin Zollar J. Zollar RB 88 5' 7" 170
Cole Blackman C. Blackman WR 85 6' 1" 205
Ethan Blundin E. Blundin WR 6' 3" 205
Hasise Dubois H. Dubois WR 8 6' 3" 215
Joe Reed J. Reed WR 2 6' 1" 215
Warren Craft W. Craft WR 23 6' 2" 210
Andre Levrone A. Levrone WR 14 6' 3" 225
Doni Dowling D. Dowling WR 5 6' 1" 220
Olamide Zaccheaus O. Zaccheaus WR 4 5' 8" 190
Braedon Urie B. Urie WR 82 5' 10" 180
Tanner Cowley T. Cowley WR 44 6' 4" 235
Davion Zeno D. Zeno WR 92 6' 3" 185
Terrell Jana T. Jana WR 84 6' 0" 190
Hayden Mitchell H. Mitchell WR 83 5' 11" 190
Darnell Pratt D. Pratt WR 6' 2" 190
Shawn Smith S. Smith WR 80 5' 11" 180
Ben Hogg B. Hogg WR 18 5' 10" 180
Ross Gardner R. Gardner WR 86 6' 3" 215
Shane Eilers S. Eilers WR 52 6' 1" 195
Evan Butts E. Butts TE 46 6' 4" 250
Richard Burney R. Burney TE 16 6' 4" 280
Andrew Yavinsky A. Yavinsky FB 85 6' 0" 245
Jamari Peacock J. Peacock FB 27 5' 11" 230
Christian Baumgardner C. Baumgardner DE 93 6' 6" 290
Jack Powers J. Powers DE 90 6' 5" 305
Andrew Brown A. Brown DE 9 6' 4" 285
Chris Peace C. Peace DE 13 6' 2" 250
Eli Hanback E. Hanback DE 58 6' 4" 300
Christian Brooks C. Brooks DL 6' 5" 275
Osiris Crutchfield O. Crutchfield DL 88 6' 3" 265
Alec Shifflett A. Shifflett DL 49 6' 2" 235
John Montelus J. Montelus DL 74 6' 4" 325
Dylan Thompson D. Thompson DL 94 6' 5" 280
Mandy Alonso M. Alonso DL 91 6' 2" 290
Isaac Buell I. Buell DL 6' 2" 300
Tommy Christ T. Christ DL 6' 5" 285
Colin Dixon C. Dixon DL 6' 4" 220
John Kirven J. Kirven DL 98 6' 6" 265
Nick Grant N. Grant DB 20 6' 1" 195
Bryce Hall B. Hall DB 34 6' 1" 200
Jordan Mack J. Mack DB 37 6' 2" 230
Chris Moore C. Moore DB 39 6' 0" 210
Joey Blount J. Blount DB 29 6' 1" 190
Donovan Rolle D. Rolle DB 5' 11" 195
Darrius Bratton D. Bratton DB 32 6' 0" 195
Juwan Moye J. Moye LB 99 6' 3" 285
Robert Snyder R. Snyder LB 52 6' 2" 235
C.J. Stalker C. Stalker LB 40 6' 2" 230
Jahvoni Simmons J. Simmons LB 42 6' 1" 235
Malcolm Cook M. Cook LB 17 6' 1" 240
Dominic Sheppard D. Sheppard LB 30 6' 3" 235
Reed Kellam R. Kellam LB 45 6' 1" 225
Micah Kiser M. Kiser LB 53 6' 2" 240
Christian Pluchino C. Pluchino LB 6' 2" 230
Zane Zandier Z. Zandier LB 33 6' 3" 235
Elliott Brown E. Brown LB 43 6' 5" 230
Charles Snowden C. Snowden LB 38 6' 7" 225
Harrison Turlington H. Turlington LB 6' 1" 190
Gladimir Paul G. Paul LB 36 6' 2" 225
Dre Bryant D. Bryant LB 50 6' 1" 235
Matt Gahm M. Gahm LB 56 6' 3" 225
Dillon Reinkensmeyer D. Reinkensmeyer OL 79 6' 4" 300
Marcus Applefield M. Applefield OL 71 6' 5" 300
Chris Glaser C. Glaser OL 69 6' 3" 300
Gerrik Vollmer G. Vollmer OL 6' 3" 290
Ryan Swoboda R. Swoboda OL 6' 10" 290
Ben Knutson B. Knutson OL 65 6' 9" 310
Brandon Pertile B. Pertile OL 55 6' 5" 320
Tyler Fannin T. Fannin OL 72 6' 3" 305
Ryan Nelson R. Nelson OL 54 6' 4" 310
Ben Trent B. Trent OT 64 6' 5" 320
Jake Fieler J. Fieler OT 77 6' 6" 315
Jack English J. English OT 67 6' 5" 305
Ryan Bischoff R. Bischoff OT 74 6' 4" 305
Kirk Garner K. Garner CB 10 5' 11" 185
Darious Latimore D. Latimore CB 39 6' 1" 180
Chuck Davis C. Davis CB 19 5' 9" 170
Riah Burton R. Burton CB 94 6' 0" 195
Germane Crowell G. Crowell CB 41 6' 2" 200
Myles Robinson M. Robinson CB 14 5' 11" 190
Tim Harris T. Harris CB 5 6' 1" 205
Quin Blanding Q. Blanding S 3 6' 2" 210
CJ Epps C. Epps S 96 6' 0" 200
Juan Thornhill J. Thornhill S 21 6' 0" 210
Chris Sharp C. Sharp S 31 6' 1" 195
Brenton Nelson B. Nelson S 28 5' 11" 180
James Trucilla J. Trucilla DT 57 6' 1" 280
Steven Moss S. Moss G 70 6' 4" 315
Jack McDonald J. McDonald G 71 6' 5" 305
R.J. Proctor R. Proctor C 78 6' 4" 335
Andrew King A. King K 87 5' 10" 185
Nash Griffin N. Griffin K 81 6' 2" 225
A.J. Mejia A. Mejia K 95 5' 8" 175
Brian Delaney B. Delaney K 89 5' 10" 200
Lester Coleman L. Coleman P 47 6' 5" 245