Postgame Game Notes
UVa extends streak to 32 years of having a player drafted
Blanding is named ACC Defensive Rookie of the Year
Harris named defensive back of the year for second straight season
Seven Virginia defensive players earn all-league honors
Virginia takes down Richmond, 45-13.
Football vs. UCLA (by Matt Riley)
Football vs. Virginia Tech (by Matt Riley)
Football vs. Georgia Tech (by Matt Riley)
Declared for the 2015 NFL Draft ... finished career No. 10 all-time at UVa with 36.5 career tackles for loss ... finished career No. 11 all-time at UVa with 17.5 career sacks.
2014 - Touchdown Club of Richmond's Defensive Lineman of the Year ... All-ACC second-team ... All-ACC Coaches second-team ... Preseason Bednarik Award Watch List ... CFPA Defensive End of the Year Watch List ... Phil Steele preseason third-team All-ACC ... Athlon Sports preseason second-team All-ACC. 2013 - CollegeFootballNews All-Sophomore second-team ... VaSID all-state first-team.
2014 - One of 10 cavaliers to start all 12 games of the season ... twice named College Football Performance Awards Defensive Lineman of the Week honorable mention (Sept. 8 and Oct. 27) ... started all 12 games of UVa's games ... No. 3 in the ACC with 14.5 tackles for loss ... No. 6 in the ACC with 7.0 sacks ... part of a defense that helped limit the nation's No. 5 rusher (Pitt's James Conner) and its No. 12 rusher (Miami's Duke Johnson) under 100 yards rushing each and their lowest outputs of the season ... posted 54 tackles ... broke up two passes and intercepted another No. 2 Florida State's Jameis Winston ... returned a fumble 22 yards for a touchdown against Richmond ... forced one fumble ... named team's defensive player of the week for his performance against Richmond ... recorded five tackles with 1.5 tackles for loss in the season opener against No. 7 UCLA ... notched 2.0 sacks for a loss of 11 yards in a victory over No. 21 Louisville ... recorded seven tackles and two sacks for a loss of six yards against Kent State ... made ten stops at Duke ... recorded five tackles at Georgia Tech ... notched two stops and broke up a pass in a victory over Miami ... made three tackles and recovered one fumble against the Virginia Tech. 2013 - Started all 12 games at defensive end ... Led UVa and was No. 6 in the ACC with 15.0 tackles for loss ... his 15.0 tackles for a loss ranks No. 7 all-time at UVa for a season ... No. 5 on the team with 51 tackles ... led UVa with 8.5 sacks ... his 8.5 sacks rank No. 14 all-time at UVa for a season ... his 8.5 sacks are the fourth most by an underclassman in the nation in 2013 ... had 3.0 sacks against Virginia Tech, the most by a Cavalier in a game since 2008 ... had 11 tackles, 3.5 for a loss and 2.0 sacks in UVa's win against BYU ... picked up 2.0 sacks at Maryland ... helped limit Miami to 90 yards rushing ... helped limit Pitt to 199 yards of total offense ... registered seven tackles against Duke and Georgia Tech. 2012 - One of nine UVa true freshmen to make collegiate debut ... appeared in all 12 games ... No. 4 on the team with 7.0 tackles for loss ... tied for No. 3 with 2.0 sacks ... No. 3 among UVa defensive linemen with 36 tackles ... made collegiate debut against Richmond ... made five stops in his debut ... also had 0.5 tackles for loss in debut ... made one stop against Penn State ... had 3.0 tackles for a losss and 1.5 sacks vs. Maryland ... had a career-high seven tackles against Wake Forest ... made first collegiate start at NC State and had four tackles and an INT ... the INT was the first by a UVa defensive linemen since Nate Collins return an INT for a touchdown at Maryland in 2009 ... made five tackles and 0.5 sacks at Virginia Tech ... teamed with DE Jake Snyder to sack Virginia Tech's Logan Thomas and forced a fumble that Brent Urban returned 16 yards for a TD.
HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL
Played defensive end at Ocean Lakes High School for head coach Chris Scott ... ESPNU Top 150 prospect ... SuperPrep Elite 50 prospect ... SuperPrep All-American ... SuperPrep Mid-Atlantic Defensive Player of the Year ... 247Sports.com All-American ... the No. 34 prospect on SI.com's 247Sports' Top 100 ... ranked the No. 1 overall player in the state of Virginia by Rivals ... ranked the No. 5 defensive end nationally by Rivals ... ranked the No. 50 overall prospect by Rivals ... five stars from Scout ... ranked the No. 1 outside linebacker prospect by Scout ... ranked the No. 15 defensive end in the nation by ESPN ... earned a scouts grade of 80 from ESPN.com ... four stars by ESPN and Rivals ... played in the U.S. Army All-American Bowl and was selected as a team captain for the East squad... SI.com honorable mention All-American ... collected 78 tackles and 16 sacks as a senior ... played quarterback, running back and wide receiver on offense while accounting for 1,146 total yards and 20 touchdowns in a wildcat offense ... led the Dolphins with 41 receptions for 723 yards ... first-team All-Tidewater pick ... Beach District Defensive Player of the Year and a first-team all-district selection at wide receiver and defensive end ... African American studies 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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