Perkins named a finalist for Dudley Award

RICHMOND, Va. (CBS19 SPORTS) -- Bryce Perkins has a chance to put his name alongside all-time Virginia football greats like Shawn Moore, Tiki Barber, Anthony Poindexter and Chris Long.

Perkins is one of three finalists for this year's Dudley Award, given by the Touchdown Club of Richmond to the top Division I college player in the state each season. The junior quarterback set single-season UVA records with 3,314 yards of total offense and 31 total touchdowns (22 passing, nine rushing) during the Cavaliers' 7-5 regular season.

Perkins was also one of five Cavaliers to be named 2018 award winners by the Touchdown Club of Richmond on Wednesday, earning offensive back of the year honors. UVA receiver Olamide Zaccheaus earned offensive end of the year, while outside linebacker Chris Peace was named linebacker of the year and cornerback Bryce Hall was named defensive back of the year. Punter Lester Coleman is the co-humanitarian award winner.

The other finalists for this year's Dudley Award -- named for UVA alum and NFL Hall of Famer "Bullet" Bill Dudley -- have not yet been made public. The winner will be announced next Wednesday night in Richmond.

UVA has had eight players win the Dudley since the award was first instituted in 1990, including most recently, linebacker Micah Kiser last year. Other winners from UVA include quarterbacks Shawn Moore (1990) and Matt Blundin (1991), defensive end Mike Frederick (1994), tailback Tiki Barber (1996), safety Anthony Poindexter (1997), wide receiver Billy McMullen (2001) and defensive end Chris Long (2007).

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