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: Culture Change Under Way for UVA Football
Football | 7/21/2016
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Football | 7/15/2016
Virginia wide receiver Olamide Zaccheaus has been named to the 2016 Paul Hornung Award Watch List.
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Football | 7/15/2016
Virginia quarterback Matt Johns has been named to the Wuerffel Trophy Watch List and named an...
Mizzell Named to the Doak Walker Watch List
Football | 7/14/2016
Virginia running back Taquan Mizzell was named to the 2016 preseason Doak Walker Award Watch List...
Mizzell Named to the Bilentnikoff Watch List
Football | 7/13/2016
Virginia tailback Taquan Mizzell has been named to the preseason Biletnikoff Award Watch List,...
Kiser Named to the Butkus Award Preseason Watch List
Football | 7/12/2016
Virginia inside linebacker Micah Kiser has been named to the preseason Butkus Award Watch List.
Blanding Named to the Jim Thorpe Award Watch List
Football | 07/11/2016
Virginia free safety Quin Blanding and was named to the 2015 preseason Jim Thorpe Award Watch...
Blanding and Kiser Named to the Nagurski Trophy Watch List
Football | 07/08/2016
Virginia free safety Quin Blanding and inside linebacker Micah Kiser have been named to the 2016 ...
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