AT VIRGINIA: 2002?Played in 11 games and started five games overall, including the last four ? 33 tackles ranked third among team?s true freshmen ? returned eight kickoffs for an average of 23.4 yards per return ? made three stops in punt coverage and four in kickoff coverage ??made his debut in kickoff coverage in the opener vs. Colorado State ? saw his first action from scrimmage against Florida State in the second week ? was in on five tackles, including three solos ? also handled the kickoff return duties, averaging 21.4 yards on five returns ? his longest return was 26 yards on his first attempt ? had a big game in the upset of South Carolina ? caused two ball disruptions in the contest ? recovered a fumble on the opening kickoff of the second half ? caused a fumble by the USC quarterback deep in UVa territory in the fourth quarter ? returned three kickoffs for a 26.7-yard average with a long return of 31 yards ? missed the Wake Forest game due to an injury, but came back with five tackles the next week vs. Duke ? started at an outside linebacker position vs. North Carolina and made two tackles, but was hurt and missed the next two games ? moved into the starting lineup at safety in his first game back against N.C. State and was in on two tackles ? made a career-high six tackles vs. Maryland and broke up a pass ? intercepted his first pass on Virginia Tech?s first drive to set up a field goal ??was in on five tackles against West Virginia in the bowl game ... lettered.
HIGH SCHOOL: Two-way starter who saw time at tailback, wide receiver, and safety for coach Gordon Walters at Laney High School ? PrepStar All-American ? five-stars by Max Emfinger ? listed as the #12 player in North Carolina by SuperPrep ? Prep Football Report?s #43 player in the Mid-Atlantic Coast region ? rated as #3 defensive back in the Atlantic region by PrepStar? as a senior he rushed for 1,757 yards, averaged 11.3 yards per carry, and 19 touchdowns, returned two kickoffs for touchdowns and caught five touchdown passes ? made 68 tackles and had three interceptions on defense ? team was state runner-up that season with a 15-1 record ? selected for the 2002 U.S. Army High School and All-American Bowl in San Antonio, Texas ? rushed for 1200 yards and averaged 10 yards per carry his junior year ? intercepted seven passes as a junior ? also an outstanding player on Laney?s basketball team.
PERSONAL: William Antonio Davis ? born 2-29-84 in Wilmington, N.C. ? son of Walter and Rosa Davis ? interested in science.
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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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