August 9, 2012

T.Y. McGill focused on the team

Sophomore defensive tackle T.Y. McGill should have a lot of reasons to feel good about himself.

While most of his classmates in the 2012 recruiting class were redshirting last fall, McGill not only played, he was the lone true freshman on offense or defense to start when he lined up first string at Virginia.

McGill played every game and had 19 tackles, including one for a six-yard loss at Cincinnati. He then had maybe the highlight of the Kay Yow Spring Game when he tackled athletic redshirt junior tight end Asa Watson from behind on a 74-yard catch and run at the 1-yard line.

With a starting job at defensive tackle in his grasps, McGill could be oozing in confidence. But outwardly he takes his opportunity in stride.

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