UVA Football Players " Break" away from summer workouts

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (WFXR) -- The University of Virginia football team wrapped up their summer workout sessions with a unique ceremony by finishing their conditioning regiment on a high note. 32 workouts - in nine weeks - that's the timeline the University of Virginia football team set to get back into shape. Friday at the McCue Practice Field, the Cavaliers completed their summer workouts and one senior leader that returned for his final year at Virginia, got the chance to break the rock and set the tone for the upcoming season. "I've seen Bernie break it, I think Perk broke it two years ago and I put a lot of effort into this off season with this being my last year. I was just like I gave it my all that I could give. I'm happy Coach Griswold let me show it off and I'm ready to kill it this year," said Virginia senior defensive end Mandy Alonso. Alonso ready to hit the field and make up for lost time, time that has returned to normal due to the pandemic. "Knowing that our friends and family can be at the games again. Just all the fans. We know that a regular season is coming, and we're excited for it," said Alonso. With the rock smashed to signify the end of the summer conditioning period - from here on out it's all about preparing for the Cavaliers 2021 campaign. "We talk about it all the time a strong individual makes a strong squad. A strong squad will make a strong team and that's what we're hoping for so as that guy elevates his game that just pulls the rest along with you," said Virginia Director of Football & Development Shawn Griswold. "Last year was just it was terrible. I didn't like how the season went for the team and for me. Then ending with not going to a bowl game. We've had this focus on finishing through the play, through the season, and through the game. That's just been our mentality each rep and each workout," said Alonso.

UVA Football Players " Break" away from summer workouts

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