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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'Hoos Learn Painful Lessons in LossMen's Basketball12/3/16No. 6 Virginia's 24-game winning streak at John Paul Jones Arena ended Saturday with a 66-57 loss to No. 25 West Virginia.Soccer Teams Turn Attention to 2017Men's Soccer12/2/16The Virginia men's and women's soccer teams are fixtures in their respective NCAA tournaments, and 2017 should bring more success for both.Home-Court Advantage Proves Pivotal AgainMen's Basketball12/1/16No. 6 Virginia, which hosts No. 25 West Virginia on Saturday afternoon, has won 24 straight games at John Paul Jones Arena.
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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.
UVA Football Honored by AFCA For Graduation Rate
Football | 12/5/2016
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Football | 12/1/2016
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Blanding, Conte and Kiser Highlight All-ACC Honorees
Football | 11/28/2016
Free safety Quin Blanding, punter Nicholas Conte and inside linebacker Micah Kiser highlight...
Jeff White: 'Hoos Head Into Offseason on Humbling Note
Football | 11/27/2016
UVA finished its first season under head coach Bronco Mendenhall with a 2-10 record after losing ...
Virginia Drops Season Finale to Virginia Tech, 52-10
Football | 11/26/2016
Sam Rogers ran for a career-best 105 yards and two touchdowns and Virginia Tech tuned up for...
Jeff White: 'Hoos Look to End Drought Saturday
Football | 11/25/2016
At noon Saturday, Virginia (2-9, 1-6) closes the season against ACC rival Virginia Tech (8-3, 5-2...
UVA Concludes Season at Virginia Tech on Saturday
Football | 11/21/2016
Virginia and Virginia Tech will play a nationally-televised game on Saturday afternoon on ESPN2.
Jeff White: Rivalry Week Brings Opportunity
Football | 11/22/2016
At noon Saturday, in an ACC game ESPN2 will televise, Virginia (2-9, 1-6) closes the season...
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