Cavalier Corner

October 2017

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OCTOBER 2017 13 EARNED , NOT GIVEN BY BRAD FRANKLIN I T'S PRETTY STANDARD for student-ath- letes across the country to arrive at school during the summer and begin their football careers by enrolling in classes and getting started on their workout plans. Many recruits turned players have an idea of what that process will entail, especially when it comes to choosing the number they'll wear during their career. But at UVA, much like the way Bronco Mendenhall's program is unique in how it views redshirting and qualify- ing for practice, there is also a specific way that players go about earning their numbers. Choice is only part of the equation. When Mendenhall and his staff arrived in Charlot- tesville in the winter of 2015, they knew they had quite a rebuilding job on their hands. They began by drilling There's A Lot That Goes Into Choosing A Jersey Number At UVA Fourth-year linebacker and captain Micah Kiser was part of the committee of team leaders that decided upon the order UVA players were able to pick their jersey numbers. Kiser's peers tabbed him with the No. 2 overall pick in the draft, and he opted to stay with the No. 53 he donned last year. PHOTO BY MATT RILEY/COURTESY UVA

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