|Historical Stats & Info
|"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 "All the Way" Ray Brown
|Ray Brown played football at the University of Virginia from 1945-1947. Over those
three seasons, the Hoos compiled a record of 18-9-1 under head coaches Frank
Murray (1945) and Art Guepe (1946-1947), outscoring their opponents by an
average score of 25-12.
Much of the team's success during this period was directly attributable to the
talent and versatility of "All the Way" Ray Brown. In 1945, Mr. Brown scored 11
touchdowns and led the team in scoring with 66 points. In 1946, "All the Way" had
one of the most ridiculous seasons in UVA history, leading the team in passing,
rushing, total offense, kickoff returns, all-purpose yards, scoring, and
interceptions. "All the Way" was primed for another big season in 1947, but a hit
from one of his teammates knocked him out of action for 6 games.
Although Mr. Brown's football career ended more than 60 years ago, his name is
still scattered throughout UVA's record book. His four touchdowns against
Richmond in 1945 are the most ever scored by a sophomore. (Three players have
since tied his record – Gary Helman vs. William & Mary, 1969; Terry Kirby vs.
William & Mary, 1990; and Wali Lundy vs. Virginia Tech, 2003). In addition, he still
holds the UVA record for the highest rushing average in a single game (3 carries,
104 yards, 34.7 ypc vs. Hampden-Sydney, 1946), and his 79-yard touchdown in
that game is the 7th longest run in UVA history.
And the most amazing thing? He did all of this with only one thumb (see below).
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