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Michael Rocco transferring to Richmond, to play for uncle

Rocco spent three years as the quarterback at the University of Virginia.

January 07, 2013|WDBJ7 Sports Staff
Univeristy of Virginia Media Relations

RICHMOND, Va. — Former University of Virginia quarterback Michael Rocco is transferring to Richmond where he will play for his uncle.

The University of Richmond announced Rocco’s move Monday. Rocco, a Lynchburg native and Liberty Christian Academy graduate, spent the past three seasons as the Wahoos’ quarterback.

Rocco will also have some new weapons joining him at Richmond.

Wide receiver Shane Savage (Cornell) and tight end Sean Fitzpatrick (North Carolina) are also transferring into the Spiders’ program.

"We are all very excited about these additions to our program," head coach Danny Rocco, Michael’s uncle, wrote in a news release.  "All three student-athletes have outstanding resumes as well as transferring in from competitive academic institutions. Our ability to continue to build depth and to create an element of heightened competition will increase our probability for continued success."

Rocco left UVA eighth on the all-time passing list with 4,731 yards. He threw 27 touchdowns and 24 interceptions as a Cavalier.

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