Updated: July 19, 2012
2011: Played in all 14 games ... Played 29 snaps on defense and 187 on special teams for a total of 216 ... Saw action on special teams and defense in the opener against Appalachian State ... Had two solo tackles on special teams at East Carolina ... Worked eight special teams plays in the win over Arkansas State ... Assisted on a special teams tackle at Marshall ... Was in for two special teams plays against Clemson and 13 more in the win over Miami ... Racked up 18 plays on special teams at Wake Forest ... Filled in for the injured Alonzo Tweedy and picked up a tackle during 14 plays at whip linebacker against BC ... Also worked a team-high 23 snaps on special teams ... Saw eight plays at whip and 20 on special teams at Duke ... Finished with two total tackles ... Worked a team-high 18 plays on special teams at Georgia Tech and UNC ... Also saw brief action at whip against the Tar Heels ... Contributed a tackle in four plays on defense and 12 on coverage at Virginia ... Downed a punt inside the 10-yard line during 15 plays on special teams against Clemson in the ACC Championship Game.
2010: Redshirted while working at the rover spot in the fall … Turned in a 38 1/2-inch vertical jump during fall testing … Posted a 4.49 time in the 40 during the off-season … Moved to whip linebacker for spring practice … Contributed three tackles during the last major scrimmage of spring practice … Led the Maroon team with four tackles in the Maroon-White game.
High School: A SuperPrep All-American for Coach Bill McTyre at First Colonial High … Listed as the No. 63 overall prospect in the country by ESPN.com/Scouts Inc. … Ranked as the No. 6 safety in the country by that same recruiting service … Rated the No. 201 overall player in the country, the No. 15 safety in the country and the No. 6 player in the state by Rivals … Rated the No. 8 prospect in Virginia by The Roanoke Times … Ranked the No. 39 safety in the country and the No. 19 player in the state by Scout.com … Ranked as the No. 6 player on the Virginia 37 by SuperPrep … A member of the ESPNU Top 150 … Named to PrepStar’s All-Atlantic Region Team as a defensive back … A member of the SuperPrep Mid-Atlantic Team … Played in the Under Armour All-America High School Football Game in Orlando … Named first-team All-Beach District … Named second-team All-Tidewater by The Virginian-Pilot.
Personal: Nicholas Jordan Dew … Born 2/17/91 in San Diego, CA … Son of Ninfa N. Dew-Bennett … Enrolled in university studies.