Hoo Preview 2012: Running Backs

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Roster Distribution



  • Billy Skrobacz, 5’9″, 220



  • Sammy MacFarlane, 6’1″, 220*
  • Kye Morgan , 5’11”, 180
  • Charlie Murray, 6’5″, 230*
  • Israel Vaughan, 6’0″, 220
  • Redshirt*

The Virginia offense made tremendous strides last season and looks primed for big things in 2012. Several key playmakers return, and the Cavaliers welcome in a host of talented newcomers. As is par for the course of preseason camp, there are more questions than answers at certain positions. Who will be the starting quarterback to open the season? How will Virginia adjust to having two new starting offensive guards? Who will step up in the receiving corps to replace Kris Burd ‘s production from a year ago?

Fortunately for Cavalier fans, one area of certainty with the 2012 squad is the quality and depth of the running back group.

Virginia entered the 2011 season with minimal experience in the backfield. What was once a question mark quickly became a team strength as the Cavaliers finished near the top of the ACC in rushing offense. UVa