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Name: Dontayvion Wicks 
College: Virginia     Number: 3
Height: 6-2   Weight: 208
Position: WR  Pos2:
Class/Draft Year: rJr/2023

40 Low: 4.40
   40 Time: 4.49
  40 High: 4.56

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 Data Scout Notes: 2022: NAC...PMaxwell/PBiletnikoff...2021: 1stC...2020: NAC...Undisclosed/Out for 2020



 Dontayvion Wicks, Virginia, Player News


  He was disappointed, but not deterred. Still, Dontayvion Wicks said he needed a pause on the heels of his underwhelming first half of the fall. "There was a lot of reflection and I knew I had to hold myself accountable," the standout Virginia wide receiver said Tuesday. The subdued feeling Wicks had earlier this month during the Cavaliers' bye week and at the midway point of their season was unfamiliar to him, especially considering he spent the previous year as one of the nation's premier pass-catchers while setting the school record for receiving yards in a campaign and having his 21.1 yards per reception top the Atlantic Coast Conference. He logged six 100-yard games, and was a key cog in the Hoos' then pass-happy offense. All he knew was success, so his struggles through transition into UVa's new balanced attack, which requires more attention to detail from its wide receivers, challenged Wicks.

The 6-foot-2, 205-pounder, who was an All-ACC first-team selection in 2021, labored to adapt, but didn't find the same level of production or impact as he experienced the year before, and uncharacteristically, he had trouble catching the ball. "At that point we had 39 drops," Cavaliers offensive coordinator Des Kitchings said, "and I think he had a large number of those, so there [was] some self-reflection and trying to eliminate that." Said Wicks: "It was just clearing my mind, like letting everything go and putting everything behind me to just focus on what's next and having to get better. I had to not worry about what happened and what was going on. I just had to play." - Charlottesville Daily Progress


(DS#11 WR) rJr/2023 WR Dontayvion WicksVirginia
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  ESPN TOP 100 PRESEASON 2022 CFB PLAYERS (Selected Aug. 17): No. 95. Dontayvion Wicks, WR, Virginia, Junior. Notable 2021 stats: 1,203 yards, 9 TDs. Last year's ranking: NR. Wicks was a big-play machine last season, catching 57 balls for 1,203 yards - an average of 21.1 yards per catch, good for fifth nationally. He was the first player since 2019 to catch 50 passes and average at least 20 yards per reception, and Wicks finished the year with 27 catches of 20 yards or more - trailing only Jordan Addison and Jaxon Smith-Njigba among Power 5 receivers. - ESPN.com

(DS#11 WR) rJr/2023 WR Dontayvion WicksVirginia
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  2022 PRESEASON BILETNIKOFF AWARD WATCH LIST: Dontayvion Wicks, Virginia,...Wicks set the Virginia single-season receiving yardage record with 1,203 yards in 2021, surpassing Herman Moore's record of 1,190 yards set in 1990. His 21.1 yards per catch last season led the ACC and was the fifth highest in the nation. He totaled six, 100-yard receiving efforts last year tied with Germane Crowell (1997) for the most in a season in UVA history. Against North Carolina he hauled in seven passes for 183 yards, the sixth-most yards in a single season in school history. - Virginia Football

(DS#11 WR) rJr/2023 WR Dontayvion WicksVirginia
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  2022 PRESEASON MAXWELL AWARD WATCH LIST: Dontayvion Wicks, Virginia,...Wide receiver Dontayvion Wicks feasts from anywhere on the field. Averaging a whopping 21 yards per catch last season, Wicks is a big-play threat waiting to happen and can get open at any level of the field. With speed for days and soft hands, Wicks wins over a variety of coverage defenders all the same. Wicks also possesses terrific size for a man of his skill set and should be on the shortlist for all the major college football awards this preseason. - Virginia Football

(DS#11 WR) rJr/2023 WR Dontayvion WicksVirginia
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  2021 ALL-ACC FOOTBALL FIRST TEAM (COACHES/MEDIA): WR - Dontayvion Wicks, Virginia, 131 votes (tie),...Wicks hauled in 57 passes for 1,203 yards and nine touchdowns over 12 games for the Cavaliers. He broke Herman Moore's single-season receiving record, becoming Virginia's first wideout to eclipse 1,200 yards receiving in one season. His 21.1 yards per reception is the highest among ACC receivers and the fifth-highest in the country. He was named the ACC wide receiver of the week in consecutive weeks beginning on Oct. 18, the first UVA wide receiver to win back-to-back weekly awards since 1990 (Herman Moore). - Virginia Football

(DS#11 WR) rJr/2023 WR Dontayvion WicksVirginia
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  OCT 25 ACC RECEIVER OF THE WEEK: Dontayvion Wicks, Virginia, So., WR, Plaquemine, La.,...Earned ACC Receiver of the Week accolades for the second week in a row ... Finished UVA's 48-40 victory over Georgia Tech with six receptions for 168 yards and a pair of touchdowns ... Averaged 28 yards per catch on the day ... His first touchdown grab came when he high-pointed the ball between two Georgia Tech defenders in the end zone on a 13-yard play ... His second TD came on a catch-and-run that he turned into a 77-yard scoring play that put the Cavaliers in front to stay. - ACC Football

(DS#11 WR) rJr/2023 WR Dontayvion WicksVirginia
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  OCT 18 ACC CO-RECEIVER OF THE WEEK: Dontayvion Wicks, Virginia, So., WR, Plaquemine, La.,...After missing the final three quarters of the Louisville game on Oct. 9 due to injury, Wicks bounced back with an impressive showing in Virginia's 48-0 win over Duke ... Caught seven passes (on nine targets) for 125 yards and one score ... Averaged 17.9 yards per reception ... His touchdown reception came on a 20-yard toss from Brennan Armstrong in which he made an over-the-shoulder catch and managed to tap down one foot while racing through the endzone. - ACC Football

(DS#11 WR) rJr/2023 WR Dontayvion WicksVirginia
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  Marques Hagans see Dontayvion Wicks as an All-ACC-caliber wide receiver. The redshirt sophomore's stat sheet shows that he has just three catches in his college career, the last one coming on Nov. 23, 2019, but Wicks' talent is undeniable. After missing 2020 due to injury, Wicks is fully healthy, and he stole the show in the team's spring game when he torched the team's defensive backs with smooth route running and effortless speed. "I told him, 'My biggest disappointment is if I don't get him to maximize the ability that he has,'" Hagans, UVa's wide receivers coach, said. "If I don't get him to see what I see in him, then I failed him as a coach." Hagans pushes all his players to maximize their ability, but he also understands that some players possess better physical tools than others. At 6-foot-1 and 205 pounds, Wicks boasts good size and impressive speed and quickness that many receivers on the roster simply can't match.

Wicks might not headline UVa's group of receivers, but he's an obvious choice for a breakout season. He's so talented that head coach Bronco Mendenhall expects him to fill the shoes of 6-7 Lavel Davis Jr., who will miss at least most of the 2021 season as he recovers from an ACL injury. Davis Jr. snagged 20 receptions for 515 yards and five touchdowns as a freshman. The uber-athletic wide receiver served as the team's best downfield threat, averaging 25.75 yards per reception. "We don't have anyone else that's 6-7," Mendenhall said Friday, "but we do have Dontayvion Wicks back, so we basically traded. He had two or three or four long catches today. I like that. I'd rather have them both." - Charlottesville Daily Progress


(DS#11 WR) rJr/2023 WR Dontayvion WicksVirginia
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  When Lavel Davis Jr. suffered a torn ACL this spring, Virginia's football team lost its most-anticipated deep threat at wide receiver. Saturday, during the Cavaliers' spring game, the team showed it has a replacement getting ready. Sophomore Dontayvion Wicks, who missed last season with a Lisfranc fracture in his right foot, had a breakout day at Scott Stadium, showing off his speed and athleticism during the two-hour practice. "We always knew he was special," said quarterback Brennan Armstrong. "Now, it's just him getting on the field. Obviously today, he made a lot of good plays down the field."

Wicks's big day included hauling in a 40-yard deep ball, making a jumping catch for a reception on a slant route over the middle and toasting a defensive back with a double move for a 20-yard touchdown. UVa coach Bronco Mendenhall said the offensive coaching staff went into Saturday planning to get Wicks heavily involved. Wide receiver Ra'Shaun Henry, who's been one of the team's top receivers this spring, was unavailable, and the Cavaliers didn't use receiver Billy Kemp IV or tight end Jelani Woods extensively during the scrimmage periods. Wicks said he knew that was the plan going into the spring game. "It's just normal to me because I know I can go out and make plays," said Wicks. "And that's what I have to do to get to where I want to be." - Roanoke Times


(DS#11 WR) rJr/2023 WR Dontayvion WicksVirginia
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