HIGH SCHOOL: Four-year starter with 54 career starts for head coach Tommy Norwood at Ragsdale HS... rated the No. 96 player in the Atlantic East region by Rivals.com ... All-Atlantic region by PrepStar ... No. 70 wide receiver in the country by Rivals.com ... 3-stars by Rivals.com ... All-Mid-Atlantic Coast region by Tom Lemming ... ranked the No. 14 player in North Carolina by SuperPrep, No. 15 by BorderWars.com and 18th by Rivals.com ... named among the top players in North Carolina by the Charlotte Observer and the Raleigh News & Observer ... ranked 24th on the "Elite 101" by NCHSFootball.com ... caught four passes for 62 yards in the North Carolina-South Carolina Shrine Bowl following his senior season ... 35 catches for 495 yards and six touchdowns as a senior and earned all-conference honors ... as a junior, had 52 receptions for 800 yards and 10 touchdowns, 47 tackles and seven interceptions ... also returned three punts and a kickoff for scores ... named All-Conference and All-Area that season.
PERSONAL: Emmanuel Loftin Byers ... born 3-17-84 in High Point, N.C. ... son of Helen and Samuel Byers, Jr. ... has a sister, Yushevia Lowery, and a brother, Samuel III ... grew up in a house built into the fieldhouse at Simeon Stadium in High Point, where his father worked as a groundskeeper ... psychology major.
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Road Tests Await 'HoosMen's Basketball1/22/17No. 16 UVA, which beat Georgia Tech at JPJ on Saturday, is on the road Tuesday against No. 15 Notre Dame and next Sunday against No. 1 Villanova.Perseverance Paying Off for SchanyWrestling1/21/17Redshirt sophomore Will Schany is the starting 184-pounder for No. 25 Virginia, which meets No. 6 Virginia Tech at 4 p.m. Sunday in Blacksburg.Selflessness Marks Cavaliers' Latest WinMen's Basketball1/19/17In its latest road victory, a 71-54 conquest of Boston College, No. 16 Virginia recorded assists on 22 of its 27 field goals Wednesday night.
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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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