WORTH NOTING: Came a long way during his career and worked hard to become an outstanding tackle by the end of his career … didn’t see much action his first three years in the program, but worked hard to improve his strength and footwork … the extra work paid off as he was a very valuable two-year starter at right tackle … also played guard and left tackles at times during his career, especially in 1999 … one of the biggest players in school history. HONORS: 1999—Honorable mention All-ACC … winner of the Speed Elliott Award given annually to UVa’s most improved player … ACC Offensive Lineman of the Week following Virginia’s win over N.C. State (Oct. 16).
2000—One of the team’s captains … played with a bad back throughout most of the season … the injury, while painful, caused him to miss only the North Carolina game … started all 11 games in which he played at right tackle, including the O’ahu Bowl vs. Georgia … helped pave the way for Antwoine Womack to become a 1000-yard rusher and the ACC’s leading rusher … it marked the third sea-son in a row a UVa player led the conference in rushing and rushed for more than 1000 yards.
1999—Started all 12 games at right tackle, turning in a very steady year … was team’s most consistent grader during the season according to line coach Paul Schudel … helped clear the way for record-setting tailback Thomas Jones … UVa featured a balanced offense, averaging 191.5 yards rushing and 211.0 yards passing per game … it was the second year in a row Virginia averaged more than 400 yards of total offense per game.
1998—Backup at right guard who saw action in eight games behind starter Fady Chamoun … played against Auburn, Maryland, Clemson, Duke, San Jose State, Wake Forest, Florida State and North Carolina ... in uniform but did not play against Georgia Tech, N.C. State, Virginia Tech and Georgia in the Peach Bowl … also saw action on the field goal and extra point teams.
1997—Played in seven games (Auburn, Richmond, North Carolina, Wake Forest, Duke, Florida State and Maryland) as a reserve offensive lineman … in uniform but did not play against Clemson, Georgia Tech, N.C. State and Virginia Tech … primarily backed up starter Fady Chamoun at right guard … also saw some action at offen-sive tackle.
1996—Red-shirted … did not see any game action … dressed against Maryland, N.C. State, North Carolina and Miami in the Carquest Bowl.
HIGH SCHOOL: Four-year letterman and three-year starter in football for head coach Charlie Hovis at Tabb High School ... Super Prep All-America selection and a USA Today honorable mention All-America selection as a senior ... Schutt Sports Group High School All-America selection as a junior ... preseason All-America selection by Super Prep, College Sports magazine, Scholastic Sports magazine, and Tom Lemming’s Prep Football Report as a senior ... preseason All-Region in 1995 by Blue Chip ... first-team All-State selection by The Associated Press as a senior ... three-time All-District selection (Bay Rivers District AA as a sophomore, and Peninsula District AAA as a junior and senior) ... second-team All-Eastern Region AA selection as a sophomore and second-team All-Eastern Region AAA selection as a senior ... received Tabb High School’s Best Offensive Lineman Award as a junior and a senior ... rated one of the Top 25 prospects in Virginia by the Roanoke Times ... selected to the Charlottesville Daily Progress/Lynchburg News & Advance “Gold List” ... also lettered three times in basketball ... basketball team cap-tain as a senior ... first-team All-Peninsula District and sec-ond- team All-Daily Press in basketball as a senior ... from same high school as UVa teammate Dustin Keith and for-mer Cavaliers Chris Slade and Terry Kirby.
PERSONAL: Kenneth Bradley Barnes ... born 1-2-78 in Hampton, Va. ... son of Ken and Esther Barnes ... has two younger brothers, Ben and Brian ... has coached recre-ational basketball ... received his undergraduate degree in sociology in May of 2000 … competed as a graduate stu-dent during the 2000 season.
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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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