PRONUNCIATION: Rhymes with bucket
WORTH NOTING: Expected to compete for playing time at linebacker in 2000 ... did not play during the 1999 season due to personal reasons ... very versatile player who saw his playing time increase steadily throughout the 1998 season ... frequently inserted into the lineup as a fourth linebacker when UVa went to a 3-4 defense ... fast enough to keep up with wide receivers and backs out of the backfield.
AT VIRGINIA: 1999 - Did not play for personl reasons.
1998 - Played in all 11 regular season games and the Peach Bowl ... backed up starting linebackers Donny Green and Byron Thweatt ... also saw action on special teams ... finished with 20 tackles (14 solo, six assists) ...broke up three passes, second among Cavalier linebackers ... saw limited action early in the season, but did have three tackles against Duke and San Jose State ... became the fourth linebacker and cover guy for the N.C. State game as Virginia added a new wrinkle to its defense ... saw substantially more action from that game on ... had a career-high five tackles in a big win over North Carolina late in the season ... made three tackles in the regular-season finale against Virginia Tech and recorded his first career quarterback sack ... also broke up a pass vs. the Hokies ... was in on three tackles (one solo, two assists) against Georgia in the Peach Bowl ... earned his first letter.
1997 - Red-shirted ... did not play in a game ... was in uniform against Richmond and Florida State.
HIGH SCHOOL: Earned two letters in football at Great Mills High School ... played linebacker and running back his junior and senior seasons for head coach Steve Hoopengardner ... lettered as a sophomore at Leonardtown High School ... rated one of the top 10 prospects in Maryland and the 13th best prospect in the Mid-Atlantic Region by SuperPrep ... earned All-Conference and All-County honors his junior and senior seasons ... named county's Most Valuable Player as a junior ... twice named honorable mention All-Metro by the Washington Post ... chosen team's Defensive Player of the Year at Great Mills High School as a junior and senior, and Offensive Player of the Year as a junior ... recorded 83 solo tackles, 20 assists, four fumble recoveries, three interceptions and one sack as a senior ... also rushed for 439 yards and five touchdowns on 77 carries ... rushed for 1,003 yards and 10 touchdowns on 136 carries as a junior ... defensively that season, he recorded 62 solo tackles, 37 assists, four quarterback sacks and four interceptions ... rushed 93 times for 997 yards and nine touchdowns as a sophomore at Leonardtown High School ... also a standout basketball player at both Great Mills and Leonardtown ... selected as team's Most Valuable Player three times ... first-team All-Conference and honorable mention All-Metro by the Washington Post as a senior.
PERSONAL: John Arthur Duckett ... born 3-31-78 in Leonardtown, Md. ... son of Joanna Duckett ... has three sisters, Audrey (24), Tisha (20) and Crystal (17).
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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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