HONORS: 2000?First-team All-Atlantic Coast Conference ... named ACC Offensive Back of the Week following the Maryland game on Oct. 7 ... received UVa?s Outstanding Offensive Player Award. 1998?Second-team All-ACC. 1997?ECAC/Budget Rookie of the Week following UVa?s game vs. North Carolina (Sept. 27).
AT VIRGINIA: 2000?The ACC?s leading rusher with 1028 yards (93.5/g) ? fifth in the ACC with nine rushing touchdowns ? the only running back to win ACC Offensive Back of the Week honors during the season ? got off to a great start by coming off the bench to rush for a then career-high 160 yards (on just 15 carries) in the opener vs. Brigham Young ? scored twice in that game, including a career-long 67-yard run in the fourth quarter ? moved into the starting lineup following the injury to Arlen Harris and remained there the rest of the season ? started every game the rest of the way except against Maryland when UVa opened with three wide receivers ? gained just 25 yards, but scored on two short runs, against Richmond in his first starting assignment as the Spiders stacked the line to stop the run ? held to a combined 148 in the next two games against Duke and Clemson ... broke loose for a career-high 180 yards against Wake Forest in what is arguably his best all-around game ? had 26 carries and scored on a 40-yard burst in the first quarter also caught two passes for 22 yards ? also had a big game against Maryland the next week ? carried 29 times for 133 yards and caught one pass for 41 yards (the longest reception of his career) to help lead UVa to the win and was named the ACC co-Offensive Back of the Week ? was at his best in the second half against the Terps, gaining 88 yards on 16 carries (5.5 avg.), including 60 in the fourth quarter as Virginia held off a Maryland rally ... gained 94 yards on just 13 carries in an important win over North Carolina ? scored Virginia?s first touchdown on a 13-yard run in the second quarter ? was held to a combined 91 yards by Georgia Tech and N.C. State ? topped the century mark for the fourth time during the season by gaining 134 yards on 20 carries in the final regular season game against Virginia Tech ? bolted 53-yards on Virginia?s third play of the game to get the Cavaliers out from deep in their own territory ? UVa scored a touchdown on that drive ? scored Virginia?s second touchdown of the game by scampering 24 yards to paydirt in the first quarter ? also served as one of the team?s primary kickoff return men for the first two games of the season before being taken off that duty ... rushed for a team-high 48 yards on 15 carries and caught three passes for three yards against Georgia in the Jeep O?ahu Bowl ... lettered. 1999?Did not play for personal reasons. 1998?Rushed for 708 yards and four touchdowns ? led the ACC with a 6.3-yards per carry average ... second on the team (behind Thomas Jones) and sixth in the ACC in rushing, averaging 64.4 yards per game ... ranked third on the team with 961 all-purpose yards ... was UVa?s primary kickoff return man ? returned a team-leading 12 kickoffs and averaged 19.7 yards per return ... teamed with Jones in the first game of the season to help wear down the Auburn defense in the second half as UVa won 19-0 ? rushed 12 times for 68 yards, including rushing for 58 yards in the second half ? had his first 100-yard game of the season against Duke, almost equaling his total going into the game by rumbling for 119 yards on just 10 carries ... scored his first career touchdown on a 48-yard scamper ? in the fourth quarter alone, he rushed six times for 105 yards ? topped that performance against San Jose State, gaining 142 yards on 17 carries ? both figures are career highs ? he also scored once (from 13 yards out) vs. the Spartans ? nearly posted his third consecutive 100-yard game against Georgia Tech, but finished with 92 yards on 11 carries ? returned to the century club against N.C. State by rushing for 109 yards (on 15 carries) and a touchdown ? his 21-yard scoring scamper following a Wolfpack turnover late in the game provided Virginia with an insurance touchdown ? rushed for 77 yards and a touchdown against Wake Forest, but 69 came in the second half as Jones rested with UVa holding a double-digit lead ? slowed late in the season with an injury and rushed for just 37 yards in the last three games ? had just 10 yards rushing on four carries vs. Georgia in the Peach Bowl ... also averaged 15.5 yards on two kickoff returns, including a long return of 23 yards ... lettered. 1997?Played in five games (Richmond, North Carolina, Wake Forest, N.C. State and Virginia Tech) ... backed up starting tailback Thomas Jones and also played on special teams ... sidelined with a knee injury vs. Clemson, Duke, Florida State, Maryland and Georgia Tech ... in uniform but did not play in UVa?s season opener against Auburn ... finished third on the team in rushing with 44 carries for 208 yards ... averaged a team-high 4.7 yards per carry ... returned three kickoffs for 71 yards, averaging 23.7 yards per return ... ranked fifth on the team in all-purpose yardage with 279 yards (55.8 yards per game average) ... made collegiate debut in UVa?s second game of the season against Richmond, rushing 10 times for 38 yards ... in UVa?s next game against North Carolina, Womack led the team with 108 yards rushing on 15 attempts ... entered the game for the first time with just over 11 minutes remaining in the second quarter as UVa took over on downs from its own 12-yard line ... helped spark an 11-play, 88-yard touchdown drive ... carried the ball five times in the first seven plays of that drive, gaining 56 yards and picking up four first downs ... had back-to-back runs of 21 yards, advancing the ball to the UNC seven-yard line ... Virginia scored four plays later on a one-yard quarterback sneak by Aaron Brooks ... also had a 25-yard kickoff return against the Tar Heels ... turned in another solid effort the following week in Virginia?s 21-13 win over Wake Forest ... led the Cavaliers with 54 yards rushing on 10 carries ... had a season-long run of 23 yards during UVa?s game-winning touchdown drive late in the fourth quarter ... returned two kickoffs for 46 yards, including a season-long return of 36 yards ... missed the next five games due to injury before returning to action against N.C. State on Nov. 15 ... rushed five times for seven yards against the Wolfpack ... gained one yard on four carries in UVa?s final regular season game against Virginia Tech.
HIGH SCHOOL: Four-year member of varsity football team at Phoebus High School for head coach Bill Dee ... first football player in school history to have his jersey number retired (#6) ... SuperPrep All-American and a first-team Associated Press All-State running back as a senior ... rated the #1 prospect in Virginia by the Roanoke Times ... named one of the state?s top six prospects on the Charlottesville Daily Progress/Lynchburg News & Advance "Gold List" ... earned All-District and All-Region recognition ... Newport News Daily Press? Player of the Year as a sophomore ... rushed for 1,611 yards and 20 touchdowns in nine games his senior season ... rushed 15 times for 350 yards and seven touchdowns in three quarters against Warwick High School ... finished his career as the state Group AAA all-time leading rusher with 5,570 yards and 73 touchdowns ... also played linebacker, defensive back and defensive end during his career ... registered 20 career quarterback sacks, including 11 his senior season.
PERSONAL: Antwoine D. Womack ... born 3-20-78 in Hampton, Va. ... son of Bobby and Ella Womack ... has a brother, Bobby, Jr., (25) and a sister, Ebony (17) ... religious studies major.
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A 1985 graduate of UVA, White worked at the Richmond Times-Dispatch until July 2009. He was honored six times as the state's Sportswriter of the Year.
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