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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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.
Jeff White -- Cavalier Football Notebook: Duke Week
Football | 9/29/2016
Sophomore Olamide Zaccheaus is the leading receiver for Virginia, which opens ACC play Saturday...
UVA Opens ACC Play at Duke on Saturday
Football | 9/26/2016
Virginia enters ACC play on Saturday when the Cavaliers head to Durham, N.C., to face the Duke...
Jeff White: Conte's Impact Continues to Grow
Football | 9/28/2016
In his second year as a Virginia starter, graduate student Nicholas Conte (44.2-yard average)...
Jeff White: 'Hoos Savor Long-Awaited Breakthrough
Football | 9/25/2016
The 'Hoos picked up their first victory of the season -- also their first under head coach Bronco...
UVA Holds Off Central Michigan, 49-35
Football | 9/24/2016
Kurt Benkert threw five touchdown passes, the last two after Virginia had squandered all of a 28-...
How the Tempo Run Brought Mark Hall a Whole New Confidence
Football | 9/24/2016
Spring is a time of new beginnings. Last spring was exactly that for Virginia defensive lineman...
Johnson is Grounded Thanks to "Ten Toes Down"
Football | 09/24/2016
If Virginia wide receiver Keeon Johnson opens his own business one day, it would likely be called...
Coach's Corner with Bronco Mendenhall Returns Tonight
Football | 09/27/2016
The weekly "Coach's Corner with Bronco Mendenhall" radio program, presented by Virginia Farm...
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