AT VIRGINIA: 2006-Played in all 12 games as a reserve tailback and kickoff returner ... started at tailback vs. Wyoming ... team's leader in kickoff returns ... ran back 19 kicks for 519 yards (27.3 average) ... his 62-yard kickoff return at Florida State was team's season best ... third on the team with 46 carries for 153 yards ... had four kickoff returns for 95 yards vs. East Carolina ... had 53-yard return vs. NC State to start the second half ... season highs for rushing came against Wyoming when he carried the ball 16 times for 41 yards ... had 32 yards on five carries vs. NC State ... earned his second letter. 2005-Tough tailback who made significant contributions as a redshirt freshman ...played in every game with a start against Syracuse in place of an injured Wali Lundy ...fifth on the team with 237 yards rushing ... ranked sixth among ACC rookies ...led the team in kickoff returns with an average of 25.8 yards per return ...tied for second in the ACC and 22nd in the country ...sixth among the nation's freshmen in kickoff returns ...led the team with 793 all-purpose yards to rank 24th in the ACC ... his 793 all-purpose yards are eighth most by a UVa freshman ...four touchdowns are sixth by an ACC freshman ...made an immediate impact against Western Michigan in his collegiate debut ...bolted 35 yards with the opening kickoff to put the Cavaliers in good field position to start the game ... later in the first quarter he returned another kickoff 36 yards ... not wanting to be burned for more long returns, the Broncos pooched the next two to an upback to keep the ball away from him ...got his first action in the backfield late in the third quarter and rushed for 69 yards, all in the second half ...in the fourth quarter alone he carried 14 times for 61 yards, and had seven consecutive carries in a drive that culminated with his first touchdown from a yard out to give UVa an insurance score ... the 179 all-purpose yards are the second-most by a UVa freshman in his first game since 1972 behind Wali Lundy's 184 yards against Colorado State in 2002 ...scored twice vs. Syracuse (rush and pass), while gaining 63 yards on the ground ... an excellent second effort helped him score UVa's first touchdown on a 1-yard plunge in the first quarter ... midway through the second quarter he scored on an excellent catch to put UVa up 14-7 ... after the homestanding Orange tied the score at 24 with less than six-and-a-half minutes remaining he returned the ensuing kickoff 37 yards to the 41-yard line to give UVa outstanding field position ... 13 plays later Connor Hughes booted a 19-yard field goal with no time left to win the game ... led the team in rushing for the first time with 46 yards in the win over Duke and scored on a nifty 17-yard run early in the fourth quarter ... returned five kickoffs for 129 yards (25.8 avg.) against Florida State ... rushed three times for 19 yards and returned two kickoffs vs. Minnesota in the Music City Bowl.
2004--Was in uniform for all six home games, the Virginia Tech game and the MPC Computers Bowl but did not see any action ...red-shirted.
HIGH SCHOOL: Had a record-setting career as a four-year starter on both offense and defense for coach Brad Bradley at William Campbell HS ... PrepStar All-American ... ranked as the 21st-best all-purpose back in the nation by Rivals.com and the No. 55 running back by TheInsiders.com ... No. 65 on the Atlantic East Amazing 80 by Rivals.com and 69th on the Atlantic Hot 100 list by TheInsiders.com ... 3-star prospect by both Rivals.com and TheInsiders.com ... one of the top players in Virginia--ranked No. 8 by Rivals.com, 10th by the Charlottesville Daily Progress "Gold List" and the Roanoke Times, and 11th by SuperPrep ... compiled several of the top totals in state high school history ... scored a state-record 708 points in his career ... second in state history with 112 touchdowns ... gained 5,078 yards rushing in his career and added 787 yards receiving ... five 300-yard games and 23 100-yard games during his career ... also intercepted 14 passes in his career, while making 351 tackles ... two-time first-team All-State selection ... Group A State Player of the Year in 2003 ... rushed 222 times for 2,016 yards and 43 touchdowns as a senior ... also caught 12 passes for 203 yards and two touchdowns and had a kickoff return for another score ... his 45 touchdowns led the state ... made 135 tackles, including 21 tackles for loss, and five interceptions as a middle linebacker during his senior year ... scored six touchdowns and 42 points in one game against Lunenburg, the top performance in the state that season ... he finished his senior season with 280 points, the third-highest total in state history ... earned first-team All-State, All-Region and All-District honors as a junior ... compiled 2,394 all-purpose yards and scored 45 touchdowns that season ... rushed for 2,048 yards and 43 touchdowns, and caught 22 passes for 367 yards and seven more scores as his team won the state championship ... had 124 tackles and four interceptions from his outside linebacker spot during his junior season ... rushed for 317 yards and scored a state-record seven touchdowns in the state title game ... rushed for more than 1,000 yards as a sophomore after moving from wide receiver to running back midway through the season and earned second-team All-District recognition ... standout sprinter and long jumper on the track team ... state champion in the 100 meters as a junior and senior ... also placed fourth in the long jump and triple jump, and eighth in the shot put to lead his school to state championship as a senior ... started on the basketball team ... received the DAR Good Citizen Award for the qualities of dependability, service, leadership, and patriotism as a senior.
PERSONAL: Cedric Edwin Peerman ... born 10-10-86 in Lynchburg, Va. ... son of Melissa and Stanley Peerman ... has two brothers, O.J. and Stanley, and a sister, Shereena ... majoring in sociology.
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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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