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A native of Cleveland, Ohio, Selfridge came to the University on a football scholarship and received his bachelor’s degree from the College of Arts & Sciences in 1971 and his master’s degree from the Curry School of Education in 1972. A four-year starter under coaches George Blackburn and Don Lawrence, Selfridge, a member of the Delta Kappa Epsilon fraternity, was named co-captain and 1st Team All-ACC during his fourth-year.

Following graduation he was drafted in the 13th round by the San Diego Chargers and went on to play five seasons for the Buffalo Bills, New York Giants, and Miami Dolphins.

Upon his retirement from the NFL, Selfridge found his way back to Grounds where he served the University as a Director of Development for the past 26 years. During this time he also helped establish the Virginia Football Alumni Club as a vehicle for reuniting past generations of Cavaliers to themselves and the program. It was in these two roles that Selfridge formed treasured and long-standing relationships with students, alumni, donors, and volunteers.

A man of principle, dignity, loyalty, and honor Selfridge was active in the community and in various philanthropic activities. As a previous inhabitant of 30 West Lawn, one of Selfridge’s last acts of generosity was the creation of an endowed fund to supply bathrobes for fourth-year Lawn residents.

Andy Selfridge passed away on June 28, 2019. A group of friends quickly worked to establish the Andrew P. Selfridge Bicentennial Scholarship to honor his legacy and impact. Said one friend, "Andy was so warm. He got to know people, and truly befriended them. And then would make you aware of things that might pique your interest. He really became a friend to everybody… He was just so dear to all of us.”

Andy Selfridge

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