Welcome to another week of UVA Football! This week the headlines include a UVA sophomore transferring and
A fifth player from UVA has entered the transfer portal this season. Jowon Briggs, a sophomore defensive tackle at UVA, has recorded 20 tackles and three sacks so far this season. He also started every single game, but that still did not keep him from enteringing his name into the NCAA’s transfer portal Tuesday.
Other transfers from UVA this season include. Justin Zollar, Brandon White, Ed Kier IV and Jamari Peacock. Briggs is the second starting defensive lineman lost by UVA this year with defensive end Richard Burney being out with an injury.
Dillon is out for the year.
Dillon Reinkensmeyer, a starting offensive lineman for the Cavaliers went down in the game last weekend with an injury. It turns out that injury is going to cost him the rest of the season.
“Dillon, it appears, will be done for the year,” Mendenhall said Tuesday night on his weekly radio show.“There’s not a brighter, more optimistic guy every day. That was a challenge, seeing him laying out there on the field and thinking, ‘This might be a significant injury.’”
Also UVA will be allowed to play their game against Abiline Christian on Saturday. The initial order from Governor Ralph Northam would have made it difficult for the game to take place with the appropriate staffing.
However, clarification provided some relief and wiggle room. “For collegiate and professional sports, spectators are limited to no more than 250,” Cassidy Rasnick, deputy secretary of commerce and trade, wrote in an email Wednesday afternoon. “This does not include players, coaches, and staff necessary to the operation of the business. It does include cheerleaders and marching or pep bands.”
UVA plays ACU this Saturday at 4 p.m.