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"It is the most important victory of my career." -- Head Coach Dick Voris, after the
Hoos’ 15-12 victory over Duke on September 27, 1958.  Voris finished his UVA career
with a record of 1-29.
"We've stopped recruiting young men who want to come here to be students first and
athletes second." -- Former Virginia head coach Sonny Randle, describing his strategy
for turning around UVA's football program
"As the score mounted, to 20-0 and finally 26-0, his movements slowed. With two
minutes to go and South Carolina threatening once more, Voris stood behind several
rows of substitutes, staring at his shoes." -- Sports Illustrated, describing Coach Voris’
stellar coaching performance during the Hoos’ 26-0 loss to South Carolina in 1960
"Really, Texas wasn't as good as I thought they'd be." -- Ted Manly, Virginia's
freshman quarterback, after Texas had spanked the Hoos 68-0
5 Questions with Elton Brown
Elton "Big E" Brown was one of the biggest badasses in the history of Virginia football.  
As a freshman in 2001, Brown was a reserve for the first eight games of the season
before stepping into the starting lineup at right guard for the final four games. Brown
continued to improve as a sophomore, starting 12 of 14 games and being named
Honorable Mention All-ACC.

By the time his junior season rolled around in 2003, Brown had become one of the best
and most intimidating offensive linemen in the country. Brown used his massive size
and nimble feet to pancake his way to a 2nd Team All-ACC selection.  He also won the
Jacobs Blocking Trophy, which is awarded annually  to the player voted the most
outstanding blocker in the ACC in a poll of conference coaches.

As a senior in 2004, Brown had one of the finest seasons of any player to wear the
Virginia uniform. Brown was selected as a team captain and started every game. He
was named 1st Team All-ACC and won the Jacobs Blocking Trophy for the second
straight year, joining Jim Dombrowski and Ray Roberts as the only Virginia players to
accomplish that feat. Brown also became just the third consensus All-American
lineman in school history, joining Jim Dombrowski (1985) and Mark Dixon (1993).  
Remarkably, Brown did not allow a single sack during his senior season.

After leaving Virginia, Brown was selected by the Arizona Cardinals in the 4th round of
the 2005 NFL draft.  Brown played with the Cardinals from 2005-2008, and on February
1, 2009 he became one of 25 former Hoos to have played in the Super Bowl.  In what
was undoubtedly his proudest accomplishment, earlier this year Brown was selected
by HoosFootball.com as a starting guard on
UVa's All-Decade Team for 2000-2009.  

Want to keep up with what Big E is up to these days?  You can find him dropping
knowledge on Twitter under the handle
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1. You seemed to improve each season during your time at UVa.  Why do you think
you continued to get better, whereas other players may have leveled off?

I think as each year went on our team grew closer and closer. It got to a point where you
wanted to prepare as best as you could not to let the rest of the team down. I took every
offseason getting better not only for me but knew my team counted on me. I also owe
alot of that to the coaching staff and to my teammates.

2.  Out of all the guys you played with at UVa, who was the biggest trash talker on the

I think the biggest was Almondo "Muffin" Curry. The smallest guy on the field did the
most talking but his play backed up every word.

3. The Hoos won 30 games during your four years. Are there any games that stand
out for you?

Man it's too many to count. I enjoyed all 30 of those wins and disliked every lost lol. I
think the game that stood out to me was '02 Maryland at Scott Stadium. There was alot
riding on the line and we showed up to play. I actually played that game with a stress
fracture in my foot. Another one was Clemson '04 at night at Scott Stadium. One of the
greatest atmospheres ever. And of course the North Carolina game when we rallied
from being down 21.

4. What do you think Coach London needs to do to recruit successfully in the 757?

I think coach is off to a great start. By him actually being a hometown product he already
has a leg up and the 757 is behind coach and believe in him so recruiting in the 757
should not be hard for him at all.

5. Who looks better in braids, you or Chris Long?

If you have to ask that question I void this interview hahahahaha. Naw of course its me
no disrespect to Chris he did his thing but this one goes to the Big E.
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