Blanding, Brown To Play In UA Game

Blanding will play alongside Brown for the first time at today's Under Armour All-America Game.
Blanding will play alongside Brown for the first time at today’s Under Armour All-America Game.

The 2014 Under Armour All-America Game takes place today at 4 pm at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Florida. Fans can see the action live on ESPN, but if you miss the live showing you can watch a replay on ESPN3.

University of Virginia fans get a glimpse of two players who are expected to see the field as true freshmen next season in 5-star defensive lineman Andrew Brown and 5-star safety Quin Blanding. Both players will suit up for Team Highlight in today’s event. Blanding has been named a team captain. A number of future ACC players are set to play, and below is the rundown of those prospects.


– Deshaun Watson, QB, Team Highlight


– Dalvin Cook, RB, Team Nitro
– Kain Daub, LB, Team Highlight
– Alec Eberle, OL, Team Nitro
– Jacob Pugh, LB, Team Highlight
– Dexter Wideman, DT, Team Highlight


– Braxton Berrios, WR, Team Nitro
– Trevor Darling, OL, Team Nitro
– KC McDermott, OL, Team Nitro
– Chad Thomas, DE, Team Nitro
– Joseph Yearby, RB, Team Nitro


Quin Blanding, S, Team Highlight
Andrew Brown, DL, Team Highlight


– Melvin Keihn, LB, Team Highlight

Four players from the state of Virginia are set to play in today’s event. They include Blanding, Brown, Alec Eberle (FSU), 5-star defensive end Da’Shawn Hand (Alabama), and quarterback Wilton Speight (Michigan). Also of note for Cavalier fans is place-kicker Gary Wunderlich, who committed to UVa last spring before switching to Ole Miss last summer. Wunderlich will kick for Team Nitro.