Solid Virginia Football Kicking Unit Gets Stronger With Addition Of Will Bettridge


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Gulliver Prep placekicker and Virginia football signee Will Bettridge, pictured here with former Virginia football linebacker and current Gulliver Prep head varsity football coach Earl Sims. ~ This photo and the photo on the main page courtesy of Will Bettridge.

In 2021, Brendan Farrell capably filled Virginia football’s placekicking void left by Brian Delaney, who departed Charlottesville following the 2020 season. Farrell, who had not played a game since walking on his first year in 2019, made 11-of-13 field goals, drilling all 10 tries from under 40 yards (4-4 from under 30, 6-6 from the 30-39-yard range).

Led by Farrell, who could have three years of eligibility remaining because of the COVID year, Virginia’s 2022 placekicking unit figures to be strong. Redshirt sophomore Justin Duenkel, who began 2021 as the starter but was sidelined for an extended period because of an early season injury, is also expected back. The unit may include Hunter Pearson, who came to UVA on a scholarship but has not played since his true freshman campaign in 2018. Rounding out the group is highly regarded placekicker prospect Will Bettridge, who

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