HIGH SCHOOL: Versatile player who played running back, wide receiver and quarterback on offense, and cornerback on defense at Heritage HS where he was coached by Chris Jones ... 3 stars by Rivals.com and Scout.com ... ranked as the 19th-best safety in the country by CollegeFootballNews.com and 20th by ESPN.com ... considered the No. 35 cornerback in the nation by Scout.com and 42nd by Rivals.com ... 98th on Scout.com's East Hot 100 ... ranked as the 17th-best player in Virginia Rivals.com and Scout.com, and 18th by TheSabre.com and SuperPrep ... listed 17th among players in Virginia on the Charlottesville Daily Progress "Gold List" and 22nd by the Roanoke Times ... earned first-team All-State honors as a defensive back during his senior season for the second year in a row ... first-team All-Region defense-utility player and second-team all-region running back as a senior ... Lynchburg News & Advance All-Area as a utility player on offense ... rushed for 789 yards and 12 touchdowns and caught 10 passes for 250 yards and three more scores as a senior ... also threw six TD passes ... first-team all-state defensive back as a junior when he made more than 50 tackles and intercepted eight passes ... named to the Lynchburg News & Advance All-Area team as a cornerback as a junior ... also rushed for more than 700 yards, had 300 yards receiving and scored nine touchdowns.
PERSONAL: Christopher O'Shea Cook ... born 2-15-87 in Lynchburg, Va. ... son of Evanette Cook ... has a younger brother Rashaun ... his cousin Vic Hall is a UVa teammate.
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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: UVA Pioneer Ready for Next Chapter
Football | 5/21/2018
Kent Merritt, who's retiring from his position in the history department, was among the players...
Kickoff Times Announced for Three Virginia Home Games
Football | 5/18/2018
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Jeff White: Shared Vision Unites Mendenhall, Williams
Football | 5/17/2018
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Virginia Football Single-Game Tickets on Sale
Football | 5/17/2018
Single-game tickets for all seven home games of the 2018 Virginia Football season go on sale...
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Football | 5/11/2018
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Vittese and Kiser Claim UVA Top Honors
Football | 5/2/2018
Tara Vittese (field hockey) and Micah Kiser (football) were honored as Virginia’s top male ...
Jeff White: Wrapping Up Spring Football
Football | 05/01/2018
There's no denying his potential, but wideout Hasise Dubois has much room to improve, his coaches...
DL Dylan Thompson Transfers to Virginia from Ohio State
Football | 04/30/2018
Ohio State defensive lineman Dylan Thompson (Addison, Ill.) has announced he will transfer to...
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