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Hoos in the NFL, De’Andre Hunter heads west, and more preseason chatter

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Exciting news for UVA players of past and present.

NCAA Football: Virginia at Pittsburgh Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports

Who says August is dull for news? Plenty of things happening for the Virginia Cavaliers—both current and past. Let’s get right into it.

Virginia alum Micah Kiser made the LA Rams' preseason roster (Turf Show Times)
With the Rams' first preseason game coming up this week against the Ravens, UVA alum Micah Kiser has made the initial depth chart! He's still got work ahead of him as he's on the third string, but he's heading in the right direction.

($$) Bennett, Cavaliers ready to embrace their unique challenge (The Athletic)
"Run to the roar." It's an African proverb that Dick Bennett gave to his son, Virginia Cavaliers' head coach Tony Bennett. In this case, the roar we're talking about is the loss to a 16 seed.

Another member of the UVA men’s basketball team will participate in an invite-only camp this summer, as redshirt sophomore De’Andre Hunter starts play in the prestigious Nike Basketball Academy in California today. Hunter follows Ty Jerome, who went to the CP3 Elite Guard Camp last week.

Calls from the Clubhouse Podcast featuring UVA head coach Brian O’Connor (American Baseball Coaches Association)

Legendary head coach Brian O’Connor caught up with Jeremy Sheetinger on his ABCA podcast that features baseball coaches. Hear what O’Connor had to say at the link above.

Preseason coaches poll ranks UVA men's soccer 15th, women’s soccer 8th (United Soccer Coaches)
The United Soccer Coaches preseason poll placed the Virginia Cavaliers men's soccer team at 15th on Tuesday. UVA was one of seven (!) ACC teams ranked in the top 20. The Hoos finished play last season at number 19 in the rankings. Meanwhile, the women are in the top 10 (again), checking in at No. 8 after finishing 9th in the rankings last year. They’re behind only Duke and UNC in the ACC and are one of five ACC teams in the top 20.

TOTD:

Pretty cool news out of Atlanta yesterday, where the Falcons released their first depth chart of the season. The second and third string quarterbacks listed? None other than former Hoos Matt Schaub and Kurt Benkert: