With just under a minute left in the third quarter against the North Carolina Tar Heels, Virginia’s Olamide Zaccheaus earned a spot in the UVA football record books as he became the all-time leader in receptions with 211.
CONGRATS TO OLAMIDE ZACCHEAUS, THE ALL TIME UVA RECEPTIONS LEADER WITH 211! pic.twitter.com/WGz1YLL1aQ— Streaking the Lawn (@STL_UVA) October 27, 2018
His 211 receptions breaks the record of 210 set by Billy McMullen, who was in Charlottesville from 1999-2002.
Zaccheaus is a versatile player and, according to Virginia’s game notes, is the only active player with 2,000 career receiving yards (2,227 going into today’s game) and at least 450 rushing yards (496).
This is the second straight season that Zaccheaus has broken a McMullen record as his 85 receptions in 2017, setting the UVA single-season reception record.
He’s a dynamic guy and is extremely good at picking up yardage after contact, as illustrated against Ohio: