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Four Selected as 2015 Football Team Captains

May 19, 2015  Lynchburg, Va.  RSS
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Liberty's Chima Uzowihe, Jimmy O'Grady, Jonathan Burgess and Josh Woodrum have been selected as team captains for the 2015 season.

Liberty's Chima Uzowihe, Jimmy O'Grady, Jonathan Burgess and Josh Woodrum have been selected as team captains for the 2015 season.

Liberty Head Football Coach Turner Gill has named his player leadership group for 2015, as rising seniors Jonathan Burgess, Jimmy O'Grady, Chima Uzowihe and Josh Woodrum have been selected team captains.

Woodrum is serving as team captain for the third year in a row, while Burgess was selected as a team captain in 2014.

Burgess was a leader on Liberty's offensive line in 2014, helping the Flames finish the year ranked second in the Big South in fewest sacks allowed (16). Liberty led the Big South and ranked No. 10 in the country in red zone offense (89.7 percent).

Burgess was a first-team selection on the All-Big South and All-VaSID teams, while starting 14 games at left guard. He finished the year as Liberty's top offensive lineman and led the team in knockdowns and was second in overall team performance grade.

O'Grady has been a consistent member of Liberty's linebacking unit the last four years, having recorded 61 tackles (32 solo, 29 assisted) in 27 career games played. The fifth-year senior received his first career start during Liberty's 2014 season opener at No. 23 North Carolina and finished the season with 29 stops (15 solo, 14 assisted).

Uzowihe is a two-time All-Big South first-team selection and was one of 11 Liberty players named to the All-VaSID team as a second-team honoree. He ranked second in the Big South in 2014 in sacks (8.0) and led the conference in tackles for a loss (14.0).

Uzowihe had two blocked kicks on the year, including a blocked field goal to seal Liberty's upset win over No. 1 Coastal Carolina and push the Flames into the NCAA FCS Playoffs.

Woodrum was an All-Big South second-team selection for the second year in a row in 2014, after accounting for 52.8 percent of Liberty's total offensive touchdowns (19 passing touchdowns and nine rushing touchdowns).

Woodrum racked up four 300-yard passing games and ranked second in the Big South in total offense (266.8 yards per game). He led the conference in passing efficiency (147.57) and is on pace to finish in the top five in the school's career passing efficiency list.

Woodrum is poised to make a run at Liberty's career passing records during his senior season. He enters the year ranked second in program history with 7,494 career passing yards and tied for third with 49 career passing touchdowns. Liberty Athletics Hall of Famer Robby Justino is the program's career record holder in both categories (9,548 career passing yards and 64 career passing touchdowns).