The UVA football team held its annual Meet the Team Day at John Paul Jones Arena Saturday afternoon.
The free event gave you a chance to take pictures with the players and coaches and get their autographs.
The first 500 children in attendance received a mini football. There were posters, magnets, and door prizes available as well.
The Cavalier, Sabre the horse, and the Virginia spirit team joined hundreds in the fun.
The 'Hoos kickoff the season at home against Richmond Saturday, September 1.
The Atlantic Coast Conference media picked the Cavs to finish fourth in the ACC Coastal Division despite last year's 8-5 record and a trip to the Chick-fil-A Bowl.
"We want to exceed expectations," said senior captain/linebacker LaRoy Reynolds. "We have a lot of potential, especially with a lot of the young guys. I think this offseason we've created a mentality that we're going to get after it, and we're very confident in ourselves, and we're confident in our teammates. I think the momentum coming from the bowl game and having that positive offseason has really helped us develop."
"Some people call it a swagger, but it's not a real arrogant thing," said UVA junior defensive end Jake Snyder. "We have the confidence that we know what it takes to win and know how to win, but we're not arrogant about it. We know what it's like to be on the losing end of it. A lot of the older guys do anyways. I think that's a really important thing to keep us hungry and to know what it's like and not want to go back to that ever and keep on pushing forward and keep getting better."
"Our confidence level is just through the roof right now," said UVA senior captain/running back Perry Jones. "We know what we have coming back and what we need to do to get to where we are last year and even surpass it. We definitely have a good idea of where we are at and where we want to be."
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