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.
Coach's Corner Moves to Birdwood Grill in 2017
Football | 8/17/2017
The live radio program airs each Tuesday night across the Virginia Sports Network.
Jeff White: Nelson Making Name for Himself in Secondary
Football | 8/16/2017
Redshirt freshman Brenton Nelson, who was put on scholarship this month, is competing for a...
Virginia Athletics Announces Countdown to Kickoff Promotion
Football | 8/4/2017
With kickoff to the 2017 Virginia Football season just over 4 weeks away, Virginia Athletics will...
Saturday Athletics Events Cancelled
Football | 8/12/2017
Due to the ongoing public safety concerns in downtown Charlottesville and as a result of both the...
Jeff White: Training Camp Notebook
Football | 8/11/2017
Training camp continues for UVA, whose second season under Bronco Mendenhall starts Sept. 2...
Jeff White: Spaziani Sees His Efforts Rewarded
Football | 8/8/2017
One of the Cavaliers' long-snappers, redshirt junior Joe Spaziani was awarded a scholarship on...
Jeff White: New-Look Defensive Line Taking Shape
Football | 08/01/2017
Eli Hanback and Juwan Moye are working at new positions on Virginia's defensive line: Hanback at ...
Virginia Hosts Two Free Preseason Events Saturday
Football | 08/08/2017
Men’s soccer hosts Wright State at 1 p.m. followed by Football Meet the Team and Movie...
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