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Hampton, Va.

High School:
Phoebus HS

Height / Weight:
5-10 / 205




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2012 - Appeared in 10 of UVa's 12 games ... made first career rush against Richmond for 22 yards ... made first career reception at Duke for -1 yards ... appeared mostly on special teams ... made one tackle ... did not play the NC State or Miami games. 2011 - Appeared in all of Virginia's 13 games ... played mostly special teams ... made 10 tackles ... matched his career high with two tackles against William & Mary ... moved to fullback during Spring of 2012. 2010 - Appeared in 10 of Virginia's 12 games ... missed the Eastern Michigan and Miami games ... lined up for 69 plays during the season, including five on defense against Richmond ... made five tackles ... had a career-high two stops against North Carolina ... moved from outside linebacker to strong safety in the spring. 2009 - Also competed for UVa track team during spring ... appeared in seven games, all on special teams ... lined up on 44 plays during the season ... returned one kick for nine yards against Indiana ... made one tackle against Virginia Tech ... made his collegiate debut at North Carolina.

Tenacious defensive player for coach Bill Dee at Phoebus HS ... rated the No. 38 player in Virginia by SuperPrep and No. 44 by the Roanoke Times ... the No. 140 safety in the country by Scout ... 2 stars by Rivals and Scout ... helped his team win state championships as a sophomore and senior ... led the team in tackling his last two years with more than 150 each season ... first-team all-region and all-district selection as a linebacker as a senior ... first-team Daily Press all-star ... returned three of five interceptions for touchdowns his senior year, including two during the playoffs as his team won the state championship ... second-team all-district honors as a junior... also played tight end, wide receiver and running back during his career ... one of the top track sprinters in the state ... earned all-state, all-region and all-district honors.



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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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