AT VIRGINIA: 2006-Had a remarkable season ... named unanimous freshman All-American ... started all 12 games opposite Chris Long ... averaged 5.3 tackles per game, tops in the nation among freshmen linemen and 18th among all freshmen defensive players ... led the team with six sacks, third most all-time by a UVa freshman, and ranked third nationally among rookies ... shared the team lead with 12 tackles for loss, the third most ever by a UVa freshman ... finished the season with 64 tackles, two fumbles, a fumble recovery, broke up three passes and had 14 QB hurries ... returned a fumble 23 yards for TD vs. Duke ... had a season-high two sacks and three TFL vs. East Carolina ... posted six solo tackles vs. Pirates ... eight tackles vs. Western Michigan was season high ... had 13 straight solo tackles over three-game span with Georgia Tech, Duke and East Carolina ... a first-team All-State selection by Virginia Sports Information Directors ... presented UVa's Bill Dudley Award as the team's outstanding first-year player ... earned first letter. 2005-Was in uniform for eight games, including the final five, but did not have any appearances and was redshirted.
HIGH SCHOOL: Multi-sport athlete who earned accolades at both defensive end and tight end for coach Patrick Kane at Hermitage HS ... rated the nation's 20th-best strongside defensive end by Rivals.com ... No. 28 defensive end in the country by CollegeFootballNews.com and 41st by Scout.com ... 3-star player by Rivals.com and Scout.com ... 62nd on the Scout.com East Hot 100 list ... nation's 36th-best tight end by CollegeFootballNews.com ... All-South by the Orlando Sentinel ... eighth-best player in Virginia according to TheSabre.com, ninth by Rivals.com and Scout.com, and 10th by SuperPrep ... listed ninth among players in Virginia by the Roanoke Times and on the Charlottesville Daily Progress "Gold List" ... missed most of his senior year due to a knee injury ... team captain ... selected to play in the U.S. Army All-American Bowl, but was unable to participate due to injury ... had an impressive junior season, earning second-team all-state honors at defensive end ... first-team all-region and all-district ... 49 tackles, five sacks and three fumble recoveries his junior season ... also caught 11 passes for 230 yards and four touchdowns that year ... played on district championship teams in basketball and baseball.
PERSONAL: Jeffrey Lamont Fitzgerald ... born 10-30-87 in Richmond, Va. ... son of Shelia Fitzgerald ... has an older brother, Justin, who is a junior wide receiver at Ohio University.
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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
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Jeff White: Nelson Making Name for Himself in Secondary
Football | 8/16/2017
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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
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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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