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.
'Hoos Looking to Make More HistoryMen's Tennis5/22/17A win over No. 9 seed North Carolina on Tuesday afternoon would give second-seeded Virginia its third straight NCAA men's tennis title.McKee Thriving in New SurroundingsTrack & Field, Cross Country5/22/17A transfer from Kansas, Kelly McKee will compete in the triple jump this week at the NCAA East Regional meet in Lexington, Kentucky.Cavalier Men's Basketball NotebookMen's Basketball5/16/17The Cavaliers are heading into their ninth season under head coach Tony Bennett, who has led them to four straight NCAA tournaments.
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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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