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Virginia to be represented by Canaan Severin and David Dean at ACC Football Kickoff

Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports

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.

Player, School Position Ht. Wt. Cl. Hometown
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.