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October 6, 2016

KRHS grad Eldridge turning heads at U.Va.

Sophomore wide receiver David Eldridge, pictured here in preseason drills at the University of Virginia, caught an 84-yard pass in Saturday’s win at Duke.
Former Kettle Run High School football star David Eldridge has made a name for himself on and off the field at the University of Virginia.

One of the fastest Cavaliers, Eldridge caught an 84-yard touchdown pass in Saturday’s 34-20 win at Duke.

But, the sophomore wide receiver (Kettle Run Class of ’15) also has gotten attention with his social media activity, Mike Barber of the Richmond Times-Dispatch wrote in a feature Wednesday:

Before they got to see what David Eldridge could do on the football field, his Virginia teammates took note of his hairstyle and his taste in music. That’s how Eldridge got the nickname “Diggy” in the summer of 2015.

“When I first came in last summer, some of the boys called me Diggy because I was singing Diggy Simmons’ songs and I had a little Mohawk like him, too,” Eldridge said. “So Diggy just kind of stuck with the coaches and the players. There could be a lot worse nicknames than that, so I kind of embraced it.”

Simmons, the son of rapper Rev Run from the group Run DMC, is an aspiring rap artist and actor. Eldridge is sophomore wide receiver at U.Va., which has won two games in a row and has an open date this week.


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