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Topic - Marc Verica
The 2010 season wasn't easy for Kris Burd. On top of enduring the sting of eight losses, the Virginia wide receiver had to fight through an ankle injury that kept him in pain for the season's final 10 games.
Joe Torchia seemed destined for the NFL before he even set foot on a college campus.
No one chanted Marc Verica's name after practice at Redskins Park on Wednesday. There weren't No. 15 jerseys or glossy action photos of him in protective plastic sleeves to autograph. Even the quarterback's teammates seemed to forget the undrafted free agent from the University of Virginia was part of training camp.
The opening of spring practice last month provided a rush to Virginia senior safety Rodney McLeod.
Jermaine Thomas ran for 112 yards and two touchdowns in the first half and Florida State pounded Virginia 34-14 on Saturday.
Virginia will find out this weekend where its passing offense really stands — if it really is among the best in the Atlantic Coast Conference.
Mike London didn't realize how consumed he had become with his new job as Virginia's football coach until his daughter asked him a question.
"Just being here isn't enough," the 23-year-old Verica said before he was released.
"You show the coaches you can outwork everybody," Verica said. "If you're a quarterback, especially at the professional level, it should be know that you're the hardest worker."