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Young Receivers Step Up for Cavaliers

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Redshirt freshman Andre Levrone Redshirt freshman Andre Levrone

The Virginia football team held its final practice of the spring Saturday, as the Cavaliers were on the field at Scott Stadium for the Orange-Blue game.

The offense wasn't always firing on all cylinders, as the quarterbacks combined to throw four interceptions, and were sacked nine times.

However, UVa did see big production from its big, young receiving corps.

6-foot-2, 210-pound redshirt freshman Andre Levrone had four catches for 60-yards, including a leaping touchdown off a pass from Greyson Lambert in the 2nd quarter.

Rising sophomore Kyle Dockins led all players with eight catches for 74-yards.

The 6-foot-3, 210-pounder made a twisting touchdown grab during the two-minute drill for the final score of the game, and played most of his snaps as a slot receiver.

"I did not think I would be a good slot receiver, absolutely not," says Dockins.  "Dominique Terrell played it last year, and I'm nowhere near the type of player he is, but I guess it's working well."

Levrone says, "I feel like we're not too far off. I feel like we're right on the cusp. In the past years, we've been saying that same thing, 'We're right on the cusp, we're right on the cusp of breaking through.' It's time now to do it. Coach London has talked a lot about production and performance. Right now, it's time to produce and it's time to perform."


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