Maybe it’s time to change the name of the Atlanta practice facility to Scott Stadium South after former Virginia football stars Kurt Benkert and Olamide Zaccheaus showed out at the Falcons’ training camp Saturday morning. Check out this beauty:
The Benkert-Zaccheaus connection is one that resulted in 12 touchdowns over two seasons played together, including five touchdowns on 85 completions for 895 yards in 2017. Benkert signed with the Falcons after his senior season in 2017, and Zaccheaus was added to the roster as an undrafted free agent after the 2018 season.
Benkert took to Twitter to comment on the play:
According to our friends over at the Falcoholic, Zaccheaus is in consideration to field some punt returns for the Falcons this season. His ability to find holes and his explosive acceleration could make him a huge asset for Atlanta this season.
Last season, Benkert played with the Atlanta practice squad all season. The Falcons return starting QB Matt Ryan, backed up by Virginia alum Matt Schaub.