Conference has record 4,143 student-athletes recognized
Blanding is named ACC Defensive Rookie of the Year
Harris named defensive back of the year for second straight season
Seven Virginia defensive players earn all-league honors
Football vs. Duke (by Matt Riley)
Cavaliers pile up 505 yards of offense, but miss potential winning field goal in final seconds in 27-26 defeat.
Virginia vs. Maryland (by TJ Root)
Finished career No. 15 all-time at UVa with 29.5 tackles for loss.
2014 - Touchdown Club of Richmond's Linebacker of the Year ... All-ACC second-team ... All-ACC Coaches second-team ... Lott IMPACT Trophy semifinalist ... one of UVa's four team captains ... Allstate AFCA Good Works Team nominee ... Lott IMPACT Trophy watch list ... Wuerffel Trophy nominee ... Phil Steele preseason third-team All-ACC ... Recognized on the ACC Academic Honor Roll. 2013 - Named to the All-ACC Academic team ... VaSID all-state second-team. 2012 - All-ACC Academic.
2014 - Started 11 of the 12 games he appeared in ... No. 5 in the ACC with 8.0 sacks ... No. 7 in the ACC with 12.5 tackles for loss ... tied with teammate Max Valles for No. 1 in the ACC among linebackers and defensive backs with 12.5 tackles for loss ... No. 4 on the team with 76 tackles ... named ACC Linebacker of the Week on Sept. 1 after tallying 14 tackles and 2.0 sacks against No. 7 UCLA ... forced one fumble and made eight tackles against Richmond ... recorded seven tackles including one sack and a broke up pass in an ACC win over No. 21 Louisville ... broke up two passes and had five combined tackles, including a sack, against Kent State ... made six tackles and one sack for a loss of 13 yards in a victory over Pitt ... led the team with 10 tackles against North Carolina ... made eight stops at Georgia Tech ... recorded seven tackles and two sacks for a total loss of 11 yards at No. 2 Florida State ... recorded three combined stops on Senior Day vs. Miami ... made five total stops and broke up one pass at Virginia Tech. 2013 - Started all 12 games for the Cavaliers ... led UVa with 91 tackles which ranked twelfth in the ACC at 7.6 per game ... made 8.5 tackles for loss and one sack ... had a career high 14 tackles vs. Duke ... made 11 tackles against BYU and returned an interception 23 yards after Anthony Harris lateralled the ball to him ... the play set up UVa's game-winning touchdown run by Kevin Parks ... had career best 2.5 tackles for loss vs. Ball State to go with 10 stops ... recorded four tackles against Oregon... had four tackles against VMI ... made eight tackles against Pitt ... led the team in tackles with 11 total including one for a loss of four yards against Clemson ... made five combined tackles against North Carolina ... recorded five solo tackles and forced a fumble against Miami ... had a total of six tackles against Virginia Tech. 2012 - Started in UVa's first eight games ... notched 40 tackles and 4.5 tackles for a loss of 10 yards ... made six stops against UR ... made 11 tackles against Penn State ... made seven tackles against La Tech ... made four tackles at Duke ... did not play against NC State, Miami, North Carolina and Virginia Tech. 2011 - Appeared in five of UVa's 13 games ... made first collegiate start against Auburn in the Chick-fil-A Bowl ... suffered a lower extremity injury and missed six games in the middle of the season ... made collegiate debut against William & Mary ... made 15 tackles ... made first career sack against William & Mary for a loss of seven yards ... had four stops against the Tribe and matched that number against Auburn in the Chick-fil-A Bowl. 2010 - Redshirted ... selected by the UVa coaches as the scout player of the week against Richmond ... dressed for the Richmond, VMI, Florida State, North Carolina, Eastern Michigan, Miami and Maryland games.
HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL
First-team all-state in Virginia's largest classification (AAA) ... first-team All-Tidewater ... Beach District defensive player of the year ... Named to Virginian Pilot All-Eastern Region first-team ... ranked No. 20 on Roanoke Times' top prospects list ... first-team defense Eastern Region Coaches All-Region honoree ... rated No. 47 inside linebacker in the nation by ESPN.com ... rated as the No. 40 middle linebacker in the nation by Scout.com ... rated a three-star prospect by Scout.com ... Registered 97 tackles with three sacks in 2009 ... played tight end and grabbed 14 receptions for 217 yards ... averaged 20 yards per catch as a tight end in 2009 ... blocked four field goals as a senior ... had 93 tackles as a junior, including 19 stops for a loss ... sacked the quarterback nine times as a junior in 2008 ... played for head coach Darnell Moore at Bayside ... son of Melanie Young ... last name is pronounced Coal--ee ... earned his degree in African American studies ... currently working towards a master's degree in higher educational administration.
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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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