WORTH NOTING: Was one of three true freshmen (along with Antwan Harris and Thomas Jones) to see action for the Cavaliers in 1996.
2000Had the best season of his career as a senior played in every game and started against North Carolina and Virginia Tech recorded career highs in every receiv-ing category finished as the teams second-leading receiver behind Billy McMullen hauled in 26 passes for 378 yards and one touchdown had one of the best games of his career in the opener against Brigham Young when he caught four passes for a career-high 99 yards (both career-best figures) two of his receptions were magnificent diving grabs, including a 42-yarder and a 35- yarder the 42-yard catch is the longest of his career caught three passes for 34 yards and his lone touchdown vs. Duke led the team with three receptions (for 34 yards) against Wake Forest also paced the team in receptions in three of the last four games of the regular season had three catches for 41 yards against North Carolina four receptions for 61 yards at Georgia Tech were team-leading figures grabbed two passes for 31 yards against N.C. State caught three passes for 28 yards vs. Georgia in the Oahu Bowl also scored on a 14-yard lateral play for the teams only offensive touch-down caught a pass in every game except against Florida State earned third letter.
1999Was putting together a very fine season until he injured his knee against Duke and was out for the rest of the regular season returned to action in the Micronpc.com Bowl vs. Illinois played in the first six games of the season, starting against Clemson, Wake Forest, Brigham Young and Virginia Tech, before suffering his knee injury 11 receptions for 217 yards his 19.7 yards-per-catch average led all UVa players was fourth on the team in receiving at the time of his injury caught two passes for 53 yards against Clemson in the first start of his career 37-yard reception in that game is a career long hauled in three passes for 39 yards against Wake Forest in the home opener two catches for 55 yards in a big road win over Brigham Young four receptions for 70 yards against Virginia Tech both figures represent career highs was injured in the first half of the Duke game returned to action against Illinois in the bowl game and caught two passes for 29 yards, with a long of 25 yards ... earned his second letter.
1998Played in the first 10 games ... did not play in the regular-season finale against Virginia Tech due to an injury ... recovered in time to play in the Peach Bowl caught four passes for 66 yards during the regular season did not catch a pass in the first two games of the season caught two passes for 35 yards against Clemson in the third game of the season both receptions resulted in first downs caught a 16-yard pass for a first down against Duke and a 15-yarder for a first down vs. San Jose State.
1996Appeared in nine regular season games and the Carquest Bowl as a reserve wide receiver caught nine passes for 91 yards (10.1 average) caught three pass-es for 19 yards against Florida State ... also caught three passes for 28 yards against Virginia Tech caught two passes for 17 yards against Duke had a career-long 27- yard reception against N.C. State caught one pass for 12 yards against Miami in the Carquest Bowl lettered.
HIGH SCHOOL: Three-year starter at Curtis High School played both wide receiver and defensive back for head coach Fred Olivieri first-team All-State selection as a senior and the only high school player in New York City to be a Junior Heisman Award winner received the Iron Horse Award as the top football player in the Public School Athletic League (PSAL) in 1995 SuperPrep magazine All-American selection in 1995 a two-time All-Boro All-Star and named to the Staten Island Advance and the New York Daily News All-Star teams in both 1994 and 1995 caught 48 passes for 851 yards and 15 touch-downs as a senior in 1995 also carried the ball 34 times for 263 yards and five touchdowns in the 1995 PSAL play-offs as a junior in 1994, he caught 41 passes for 635 yards and six touchdowns had 19 receptions for 289 yards and four touchdowns as a sophomore in 1993.
PERSONAL: Demetrius John Dotson born 9-3-78 in Staten Island, N.Y. son of David and Paula Dotson ... sociology major.
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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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