October 17, 2013

If needed, Wilkins is ready to go

Injuries are a part of the game, regardless of sport. And an injury at defensive tackle last week may force UVa to ask a lot more from true freshman Donte Wilkins.

Entering fall camp, it was expected that some of the team's younger players would break into the rotation, especially at defensive tackle where there wasn't a great deal of depth. After senior Brent Urban suffered a lower leg injury at Maryland last weekend, the depth situation there is even thinner.

With Urban's status up in the air for this weekend's game against Duke, the 6-foot-2, 305-pound Wilkins should see his role increased significantly.

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