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Hoos in the NFL: Mid-Season Edition

15 former Virginia players have seen action in the NFL this season

NFL: Houston Texans at Kansas City Chiefs Jay Biggerstaff-USA TODAY Sports

The NFL season is halfway over so now is a great time to check in on all the former UVA stars in the NFL.


Anthony Harris - DB - Minnesota Vikings: “Ant” Harris has started every game for the Vikings and has recorded 45 tackles and three interceptions.

Rodney McLeod - DB - Philadelphia Eagles: The former star DB has had a solid season for the Eagles after spending all last season injured. McLeod has started every game and recorded 48 tackles and an interception for Philadelphia.

Morgan Moses - OL - Washington Redskins: Moses has started every game for the Redskins at right tackle, but left the most recent game with a pectoral injury.

Juan Thornhill - DB - Kansas City Chiefs: The former UVA star defensive back has started every game for the Chiefs and has recorded 39 tackles and an interception. Pretty impressive for a rookie taken in the second round.

Role Players

Andrew Brown - DL - Cincinnati Bengals: The former star defensive lineman has appeared in the past seven games for the Bengals. Brown even started in Week 7 and has recorded 12 tackles on the season.

Maurice Canady - DB - New York Jets: Canady played in five games for the Ravens, including starting Week 5. He recorded an interception in Week 4 and had ten tackles in Week 6. However, he was cut by Baltimore, and picked up by the Jets last week.

Brent Urban - DL - Chicago Bears: Urban started the season with the Titans, but was cut by Tennessee after Week 6 and was scooped up by the Bears. The former UVA defensive lineman has seven tackles in the past two games for Chicago.


Oday Aboushi - OL - Detroit Lions: Aboushi has seen a couple snaps on special teams for Detroit the past two weeks after not playing all season.

Matt Schaub - QB - Atlanta Falcons: The elder statesman of the Hoos in the NFL had his moment to shine in Week 8. The former UVA legend filled in for an injured Matt Ryan and threw for 460 yards and a TD in his first start since 2015. Still got it!

Chris Peace - DL - New York Giants: Peace played three snaps on special teams for the Chargers in Week 1 before being cut and signed by the Giants in Week 5. He has appeared in three games for New York, all on special teams.

Eric Smith - OL - New York Giants: Smith went from the Jets to the Giants earlier in the season and did not see the field until last week. The former UVA lineman came in for an injured starter and saw 54 snaps at tackle.

Olamide Zaccheaus - WR - Atlanta Falcons: “OZ” has played in three games for the Falcons, mostly on special teams. He has played 11 offensive snaps, but has yet to record a stat.

LaRoy Reynolds - LB - Cincinnati Bengals: The journeyman linebacker started the season with the 49ers but was cut in training camp and signed with the Bengals in Week 2. He has recorded three tackles for Cincinnati and has mostly played on special teams.

Free Agents

Darius Jennings - WR/Kickoff Returner - Tennessee Titans: The former star Virginia WR had two catches and seven kick returns for the Titans, but was cut by Tennessee after Week 7.

Injured Reserve

Dontrelle Inman - WR - Los Angeles Chargers: The former UVA star WR started Week 4 for the Chargers and had eight catches for 132 yards on the season, but hurt his quad and is on the IR.

Kurt Benkert - QB - Atlanta Falcons: Benkert is still recovering from his toe injury and will be out the rest of the season.

Tim Harris - DB - San Francisco 49ers: Harris was placed on the IR in the preseason and will miss the rest of the year.

Micah Kiser - LB - Los Angeles Rams: Kiser suffered a pectoral injury in the preseason and has been out indefinitely.