John Pius

OLB, · William & Mary

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Week 0: DNP

HISTORY — from college profile

SOPHOMORE YEAR (2022)
Finished second in voting for the Buck Buchanan Award, which honors the national defensive player of the year in the FCS … All-America First Team selection by the Associated Press, the AFCA, Stats Perform, Athlon, Walter Camp and Phil Steele Magazine … Named to the All-America Sophomore Team by HERO Sports … CAA Defensive Player of the Year … All-CAA First Team … Finalist for the Dudley Award, which honors the best player in Virginia … VaSID Player of the Year … VaSID All-State First Team … Two-time CAA Defensive Player of the Week … Ranked fourth nationally in sacks (11.5) and fifth in TFL (19.0) … His sack total was just a half sack shy of equaling the single-season school record … Started all 13 games … Registered nine tackles, 1.5 sacks, 4.5 TFL and a PBU in the season-opening victory at Charlotte … Totaled eight tackles, 3.5 sacks and 4.0 TFL in the win at Lafayette … Posted eight tackles and 2.0 sacks in the victory against Campbell … Recorded six tackles and 2.0 sacks in the triumph versus No. 6 Delaware … Tallied 10 tackles, a sack and 2.0 TFL in the win at No. 11 Richmond … Recorded a sack in the win at Towson … Posted a half sack and two PBU in the victory at Stony Brook …

REDSHIRT FRESHMAN YEAR (2021)
Appeared in all 11 games and earned 10 starts … Finished the season with 39 tackles, 2.5 sacks, 3.5 TFL and a fumble recovery … Recorded seven tackles with two sacks in the win against Lafayette … Posted seven tackles with a half sack versus Richmond … Totaled six tackles with a  fumble recovery in the triumph against UAlbany … Tallied six stops at Maine … Earned his first career start at Virginia and registered four tackles with 0.5 TFL … 

FRESHMAN YEAR (2021 – Spring)
Reserve linebacker who saw action in all three games … Finished the season with seven tackles, 2.0 TFL and a sack … Recorded five tackles and a TFL versus No. 1 James Madison … Posted a sack in the win against Elon …

HIGH SCHOOL
Earned two letters as a defensive end and outside linebacker for head coach Bruce Hanson at Yorktown High School … Posted 23.0 sacks and 40.0 TFL during his two seasons as a varsity player … Honored as the 6A Northern Regional Defensive Player of the Year and earned second-team all-state honors as a senior … Also chosen as the 2019 Liberty District Conference Defensive Player of the Year … Honorable mention All-Met selection in 2019 … Earned first-team all-conference accolades twice … First player in school history to play both defensive end and cornerback in a game …

PERSONAL
Son of Pius and Juliana Obibine.

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Weight: 230
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Player Rank
128
John Pius
William & Mary, OLB, Jr, 4