CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (CBS19 SPORTS) -- Olamide Zaccheaus arrived at Virginia in 2015 as a three-star running back out of a Philadelphia high school. He'll leave the school four years later as one of the prolific receivers in program history.
With Clemson's win against Alabama in Monday's national championship game, the 2018 college football season officially came to an end. Zaccheaus finished the year as the ACC's leader in receptions with 93, third in the conference with 1,058 receiving yards and second in the league with nine touchdown catches.
Those 93 catches also ranked fifth in the country -- and set a new single-season record for receptions at UVA, breaking the previous record set by Zaccheaus last year. Zaccheaus finished his career with the Wahoos with 250 catches -- another school record, and sixth all-time in the ACC. His 2,753 career receiving yards are second all-time at UVA. As a senior, he became just the third player in program history to break 1,000 yards receiving in a season.
Zaccheaus wasn't the only UVA player to add his name to the program's record book in 2018. Bryce Perkins was responsible for an ACC-best 206 points in his first season as the Cavaliers' quarterback. Perkins also set a pair of UVA single-season records, for total yards responsible for (3,603) and total touchdowns (34).
Defensively, cornerback Bryce Hall finished the season as the nation's leader with 22 pass break-ups, and tied for the FBS lead with 24 passes defended. Senior safety Juan Thornhill's six interceptions ranked third in the country. As a team, UVA's defense ranked among the top 20 nationally with 17 interceptions (11th) and by giving up 330.5 total yards per game (20th).
UVA also finished the 2018 leading the ACC in four statistics -- third down conversion percentage (49.1 percent) and fourth down conversion percentage (61.5 percent) offensively, kickoff return average (25.44 yards), and punt return defense (3.21 yards).