Central Virginia Guys on William & Mary Football Team Relish Chance to Face UVA
The William & Mary football team has a handful of guys that were born and raised in the Charlottesville area. They say their looking forward to Friday's game at Scott Stadium against Virginia.
Former William Monroe HS lineman Mark Williamson is now a senior captain with the Tribe.
Former Monticello HS standout Kevin Jarrell is a redshirt freshman with the Tribe. Jarrell had an interception last week in his first ever game with William & Mary.
Jarrell switched from quarterback to linebacker this year for the Tribe and back in August he didn't even know if he would have a chance to play Friday against Virginia in his hometown.
"I'm just trying to make it on the travel squad and get a little bit of playing time over there," says Jarrell. "It would be a lot of fun, it's always been a dream of mine to play in that stadium and play at UVA on that field. Growing up I've been to a ton of games over there. It definitely would be a lot of fun."
"It's a huge game, it's so cool coming back here, staying at the Doubletree, riding up 29 with the team and passing people you know," says Williamson. "It's going to be a once in a lifetime experience for me, especially walking out as captain. It should be an awesome experience."
William & Mary head coach Mike London coached at Virginia from 2010-2015 and talked about facing his former team.
"My daughter went to school there & played for Debbie Ryan, my brother Paul played there for a great man in George Welsh," says London. "It brings you back to the time you had there, the people and the relationships. My job is to put a plan together to go up there and win."
Virginia kicks off against William & Mary at 8pm Friday night at Scott Stadium in a game televised by the ACC Network.