|Historical Stats & Info
|"It is the most important victory of my career." -- Head Coach Dick Voris, after the
Hoos’ 15-12 victory over Duke on September 27, 1958. Voris finished his UVA career
with a record of 1-29.
|"We've stopped recruiting young men who want to come here to be students first and
athletes second." -- Former Virginia head coach Sonny Randle, describing his strategy
for turning around UVA's football program
|"As the score mounted, to 20-0 and finally 26-0, his movements slowed. With two
minutes to go and South Carolina threatening once more, Voris stood behind several
rows of substitutes, staring at his shoes." -- Sports Illustrated, describing Coach Voris’
stellar coaching performance during the Hoos’ 26-0 loss to South Carolina in 1960
|"Really, Texas wasn't as good as I thought they'd be." -- Ted Manly, Virginia's
freshman quarterback, after Texas had spanked the Hoos 68-0
|5 Questions with Noel LaMontagne
|Noel LaMontagne played football at the University of Virginia from 1995-1999. During
those five seasons, the Hoos compiled a record of 39-21 and went to four bowl games.
LaMontagne was one of the most talented and versatile offensive linemen ever to play
at the University. After playing in nine games (including one start) as a redshirt
freshman in 1996, LaMontagne started all 11 games at left guard in 1997. In 1998,
LaMontagne helped pave the way for Thomas Jones' first 1,000 yard season and was
voted 1st Team All-ACC, despite missing three games after injuring his ankle against
Georgia Tech. He was back in the starting lineup for the regular season finale against
Virginia Tech, when the Hoos stormed back from a 29-7 halftime deficit to stun the
20th-ranked Hokies, 36-32.
LaMontagne was selected as a team captain in 1999. He started the first seven
games at left guard before moving over to left tackle for the final four regular season
games. His strong run blocking was instrumental in helping Thomas Jones rumble for
a UVA-record 1,798 yards and 16 touchdowns. LaMontagne was once again voted 1st
Team All-ACC, becoming UVA's first offensive lineman to be named to the 1st Team in
consecutive seasons since Ray Roberts. He was also named to two All-America
teams (1st Team All-America by The Sporting News, 2nd Team All-America by College
& Pro Football Newsweekly). In addition, he won the ACC's Tatum Award as its top
Despite suffering a knee injury against Illinois in the 1999 MicronPC Bowl, LaMontagne
was picked up by the Cleveland Browns as a free agent in 2000. He was with the
Browns for two seasons, playing alongside former Hoos Wali Rainer, Percy Ellsworth,
and Ryan Kuehl.
Following his NFL career, LaMontagne joined Eastern Athletic Services, where he
currently works as a sports agent.
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