Hoo Preview ’09: By The Numbers

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Jameel Sewell ‘s No. 10 returns to the Cavaliers after missing last season.

After finishing the 2008 season with a 5-7 record, the 2009 Virginia football team looks to post some bigger numbers for the upcoming season. Al Groh enters his 9th season as the head coach, kicking off the season on Sept. 5 against William & Mary. The first ACC game comes almost a month later at UNC on Oct. 3. The Sabre’s Hoo Preview continues with a “By The Numbers” look at this season’s team.


The number of former figure skaters on the team. Wide Receiver Zach Mendez-Zfass participated in MTV’s MADE TV Program in high school and became a figure skater.


The number of sets of brothers on the 2009 squad. Connor and Kyle McCartin and Jake and Matt Snyder. Connor and Jake are members of the 2009 recruiting class.


The number of the predicted finish for the Cavaliers in the ACC Coastal Division by the media.


The number many Cavalier fans are excited to see back on the field this season. Jameel Sewell returns to the 2009 roster, attempting to capitalize on an impressive 2007 season where he gained 188.8 yards per game.


Number of the NCAA FCS ranking given to William & Mary, UVa’s season-opening opponent, by USA Today College Football Sports Weekly. Several publications have listed W&M in top 20 preseason polls. William & Mary finished its 2008 season with a 7-4 record.


Number of tackles made by Jon Copper in the overtime win against UNC last season.


Average number of points per game in the 2008 season.


Number of lettermen lost from the previous season. The offense and the defense lost 5 starters each, but each side returns 6 starters to the field.


Number of Ras-I Dowling, who was named preseason All-ACC. He earned All-ACC