The 2015 ACC Football Kickoff, the conference's media days, will take place July 19-21 in Pinehurst, North Carolina. Virginia will be sending wide receiver Canaan Severin and defensive tackle David Dean as its two representatives.
At 6'2", 215 lbs., Severin, a senior, is one of four team captains for Virginia this year, along with Dean, senior fullback Vincent Croce and senior offensive guard Ross Burbank. Last year, Severin started in nine of the Hoos' 12 games, making 42 catches for 578 receiving yards and five receiving touchdowns -- all team highs.
Severin had this remarkable one-handed touchdown catch against Miami, avoiding an interception and giving Virginia the lead.
At 6'1", 295 lbs., senior defensive tackle Dean was named to Phil Steele's All-ACC fourth team. He was also named onto the Athlon Sports preseason All-ACC third team, and he shared the Iron Cavalier award for performance and dedication in the weight room. Last year, he was an All-ACC honorable mention, as well as the All-ACC Coaches third-team. He was one of 10 Cavaliers to start all 12 games of the season and was instrumental in a defensive front seven that ranked No. 20 nationally in defending the run.
Against Virginia Tech last year, Dean had this almost-graceful big man pick six that gave the Hoos the lead.
Hey, it doesn't matter how graceful it is, as long as you find the endzone.
Here's the full list of who each team is bringing. Wake Forest is bringing a punter.
|Harris Williams, Boston College||Offensive Lineman||6-3||296||Sr.-R||Lynn, Mass.|
|Mehdi Abdesmad, Boston College||Defensive Tackle||6-7||286||Sr.-R||Montreal, Quebec, Can.|
|Eric Mac Lain, Clemson||Offensive Guard||6-4||305||Sr.-R||Hope Mills, N.C.|
|D.J. Reader, Clemson||Defensive Tackle||6-2||325||Sr.||Greensboro, N.C.|
|Matt Skura, Duke||Center||6-4||305||Sr.-R||Columbus, Ohio|
|Jeremy Cash, Duke||Safety||6-2||205||Sr.-R||Miami, Fla.|
|Roberto Aguayo, Florida State||Placekicker||6-1||204||Jr.-R||Mascotte, Fla.|
|Jalen Ramsey, Florida State||Cornerback||6-1||201||Jr.||Smyrna, Tenn.|
|Justin Thomas, Georgia Tech||Quarterback||5-11||189||Jr.-R||Prattville, Ala.|
|D.J. White, Georgia Tech||Defensive Back||5-11||188||Sr.||McDonough, Ga.|
|James Burgess, Louisville||Linebacker||6-1||229||Sr.||Homestead, Fla.|
|Sheldon Rankins, Louisville||Defensive Line||6-2||303||Sr.||Covington, Ga.|
|Brad Kaaya, Miami||Quarterback||6-4||209||So.||Los Angeles, Calif.|
|Raphael Kirby, Miami||Linebacker||6-1||235||Sr.||Stone Mountain, Ga.|
|Marquise Williams, North Carolina||Quarterback||6-2||220||Sr.||Charlotte, N.C.|
|Jeff Schoettmer, North Carolina||Linebacker||6-2||235||Sr.-R||Dallas, Texas|
|Jacoby Brissett, NC State||Quarterback||6-4||235||Sr.-R||West Palm Beach, Fla.|
|Mike Rose, NC State||Defensive End||6-3||277||Sr.-R||Fountain Inn, S.C.|
|James Conner, Pitt||Running Back||6-2||240||Jr.||Erie, Pa.|
|Darryl Render, Pitt||Defensive Tackle||6-2||300||Sr.||Cleveland, Ohio|
|Terrel Hunt, Syracuse||Quarterback||6-3||234||Sr.||Rosedale, N.Y.|
|Zaire Franklin, Syracuse||Linebacker||6-1||231||So.||Philadelphia, Pa.|
|Canaan Severin, Virginia||Wide Receiver||6-2||215||Sr.||Marlborough, Mass.|
|David Dean, Virginia||Defensive Tackle||6-1||295||Sr.-R||Virginia Beach, Va.|
|Michael Brewer, Virginia Tech||Quarterback||6-1||200||Sr.-R||Lake Travis, Texas|
|Kendall Fuller, Virginia Tech||Cornerback||6-1||190||Jr.||Baltimore, Md.|
|Alex Kinal, Wake Forest||Punter||6-4||205||Sr.-R||Adelaide, South Australia|
|Brandon Chubb, Wake Forest||Linebacker||6-1||245||Sr.-R||Powder Springs, Ga.|