"He loved to fly fish like nothing else," says Derek Sieg of his father, Terry, here in a 1990s Alaskan trip.
Beer exec Dewey D.S. Shiflett joins Wally and Terry Sieg, circa 1985.
Courtesy Sieg family
According to the Albemarle County Police, at approximately 9:30
on Monday morning, April 18, emergency personnel responded to a
report of a shooting on the 1200 block of Hammocks Gap Road. While
police decline to name the victim, multiple sources confirm it was
Terence Y. "Terry" Sieg, the 69-year-old businessman,
philanthropist, and former UVA football star.
While the family is remaining tight-lipped about a cause of
death, which they say occurred a day before the discovery, and an
autopsy report is pending, Police spokesperson Darrell Byers says
foul play is not suspected, lending weight to the idea that Sieg's
death was self-inflicted. The silver-haired Sieg was buried on the
afternoon of Friday, April 22 at Emmanuel Episcopal Church in
Born in California and raised mostly in San Diego, Sieg went on
to become an all-state football star in New Jersey before accepting
a scholarship to play at UVA in 1960.
"I was awestruck," recalls Sieg's first-year roommate, Joe
Brown. "Here I get paired with this handsome, urbane, athletic guy
who spoke Spanish and had the surfer lingo down from living in
Upon graduation in 1964 with a degree in English literature,
Sieg was drafted by the Cleveland Browns, but a knee injury
reportedly ended his professional football career before he could
play a game. That didn't curtail his passion for sports, says
his son, Los Angeles-based filmmaker Derek Sieg, who says his