AT VIRGINIA: 2004--Valuable contributor who seized the opportunity to play following the loss of Chris Canty ...not surprisingly, saw his playing time increase dramatically after the first month ...played in every game and started the last four ...27 tackles were tops among the team's freshmen ...averaged a tackle every 7.63 plays, the third-best rate on the team ...averaged 4.3 tackles in his four starts ...two tackles in his debut vs. Temple ...made a tackle on the first play of his career in that game ...three tackles, his most as a non-starter, against Florida State ...two stops vs. Duke and one against Maryland before moving into the starting line-up ... career-high seven tackles against Miami in his first start ...two tackles, including his first for loss, against Georgia Tech ...five tackles, one for a loss, vs. Virginia Tech ...had three stops, a quarterback pressure and a pass break-up against Fresno State in the MPC Computers Bowl ... lettered.
2003-- Did not play in any games but was in uniform for all six home games ... red-shirted.
HIGH SCHOOL: Local product who starred at Charlottesville High School for head coach Garwin DeBerry ... one of the top players in the state ... ranked as the 22nd-best player in Virginia by the Roanoke Times, 23rd by SuperPrep, 25th by the Charlottesville Daily Progress "Gold List" and #27 by Rivals.com ... honorable mention All-Atlantic region by PrepStar ...was double- and triple-teamed throughout and outstanding senior season and was named Central Virginia Defensive Player of the Year by the Charlottesville Daily Progress ... had more than 10 sacks and was named Jefferson District Defensive Player of the Year and second-team all-region as a senior ... first-team All-Central Virginia by the Daily Progress as a junior and senior ... his team allowed just 82 points in posting a 10-1 record during his senior year.
PERSONAL: Christafer Jaerron Johnson ... born 7-26-85 in Charlottesville, Va. ... son of Eric and Marcia Johnson ... has a younger brother James (17) ...his father attended UVa ... interested in business and engineering.
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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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Virginia Hosts Two Free Preseason Events Saturday
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