UVA senior Chase Minnifield will miss the Cavaliers bowl game against Auburn Saturday night due to an injury.
The cornerback will have knee surgery next week, and will not play in the Chick-fil-A Bowl game in Atlanta against the Tigers.
Minnifield was a first-team All-ACC selection in 2010 and 2011, and started every game for the Wahoos the last two years.
The 6-foot, 185 pound senior is rated as the #3 cornerback in the NFL Draft by nfldraftscout.com.
Minnifield was 6th in the team with 50 tackles this season, had three interceptions, and also had a team-best 8 passes defended.
Virginia is playing in its first bowl game since 2007, and will kick-off against Auburn at 7:30 pm.
Mike Shiers joined the NBC29 News Team as a weekend sports anchor in September of 2009. Email