HIGH SCHOOL: First-team All-State and Defensive Player of the Year at linebacker for state champion George Wythe HS ... also played fullback and long snapper for head coach Donnie Pruitt ... first-team All-Region ... first-team by All-Timesland and Associated Press ... selected to play in the East-West All-Star Game ...named team's Most Valuable Defensive Player, Most Outstanding Player and Senior Leader as a senior ... recorded 187 tackles and returned two interceptions for touchdowns as a senior ... at fullback, had 104 carries for 727 yards and 11 rushing touchdowns ... had three touchdowns against Rural Retreat--a 67-yard run, a 20-yard run, and a 28-yard interception return ... also played basketball and baseball for three seasons ... National Honor Society ... named to Who's Who in USA High School Sports.
PERSONAL: Tyrus William Gardner ... born 6-12-84 in Wytheville, Va. ... son of Kathy and Joseph Gardner ... has a younger brother, Jacob ... father is the offensive coordinator at George Wythe HS ...psychology 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.
Jeff White: Changes Mark New Era at Scott Stadium
Football | 8/28/2016
Fans can expect to see several changes as Virginia embarks on its first season under head coach...
Virginia Unveils Redesign of Football Uniforms
Football | 8/27/2016
The Virginia football program today announced new uniform combinations the Cavaliers will wear...
Kiser Named to Lombardi Award Watch List
Football | 8/25/2016
Virginia inside linebacker Micah Kiser has been named to the preseason Lombardi Award Watch List
Four Cavaliers Named to the Senior Bowl Watch List
Football | 8/24/2016
Four Virginia football players have been named to the 2017 Senior Bowl Watch List.
Jeff White: Training Camp Notebook
Football | 8/6/2016
Virginia, which opens the season Sept. 3 against Richmond at Scott Stadium, holds its second...
Virginia Athletics Announces Countdown to Kickoff Promotion
Football | 8/5/2016
With kickoff to the 2016 Virginia Football season just over 4 weeks away, Virginia Athletics will...
Meet the Team Day Set for Aug. 13 at Scott Stadium
Football | 08/01/2016
Virginia’s annual Football Meet the Team Day will be held Saturday, Aug. 13 at Scott...
Blanding Named to the Preseason All-ACC Team
Football | 07/27/2016
Virginia free safety Quin Blanding was named to the preseason All-Atlantic Coast Conference team,...
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