Virginia Football Stars & Sleepers: Offensive Sleepers

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Virginia football senior Keytaon Thompson is not a traditional “sleeper.” He won’t surprise opposing defensive coordinators. But his development as a receiver is worth watching, and his production as a pass-catcher could surprise. ~ Photo courtesy Jim Daves/Virginia Athletics Media Relations

Our Virginia Football “50 Thoughts Before Kickoff” series includes a four-part look at the stars and sleepers of this 2021 Cavalier team. Our first look is on the offense and the potential sleepers at each position. What names could become household by season’s end?


Let me begin by stating that I believe Iraken Armstead will start out the season as Virginia football’s backup quarterback. The redshirt freshman received