WORTH NOTING: Leading candidate to start at tight end following the departure of Billy Baber ... most experienced tight end and tallest receiver on the team ... his 62-yard catch and run play against Virginia Tech last fall was the second-longest reception by a Cavalier during the 2000 season ... it also marks the longest reception by a Virginia tight end since Jim Colleran had a 63-yard reception in 1973 (also against Virginia Tech in Blacksburg) ... his younger brother, Kase, is a second-year tight end for Virginia ... three-year letterman ... competing this fall as a first-year graduate student.
HONORS: 2001?Received the Virginia Student Aid Foundation?s Scott Montgomery Endowed Football Scholarship.
AT VIRGINIA: 2000?Valuable reserve at tight end, backing up Billy Baber ... played in 10 games, including the Jeep O?ahu Bowl ... started against Virginia Tech in the regular season finale when the offense started with two tight ends ... also started as a second tight end against Georgia in the Jeep O?ahu Bowl ... finished the regular season with nine catches for 149 yards, both career highs ... caught passes in just four different games ... pulled in a six-yard reception in the season opener vs. Brigham Young ... did not play in the Clemson or Wake Forest games, but caught a seven-yard pass in his first game back against Maryland ... had a big game against defending national champion Florida State ... led the team with six receptions for 74 yards ... both marks established career highs for him ... didn?t make another reception until he hooked up with quarterback Bryson Spinner on a 62-yard pass play in the third quarter vs. Virginia Tech ... caught two passes for nine yards in the Jeep O?ahu Bowl ... lettered for the third time. 1999?Saw most of his action at tight end, but also played some at wide receiver ? member of the kickoff return team and the ?hands? team ? played in all 11 regular season games and in the Micronpc.com Bowl ... caught eight passes for 60 yards ? had his best game of the season receiving-wise against Clemson ? caught four passes for 38 yards to tie for the team lead in receptions ? 15-yard reception during fourth quarter touchdown drive is the longest of his career ??caught two passes for eight yards against Duke ??his other receptions came against N.C. State and Georgia Tech ? recovered an onsides kick attempt against Georgia Tech to dash Tech?s last chance at gaining a win ? pulled in one catch for seven yards against Illinois in the Micronpc.com Bowl ... lettered. 1998?Played in all 11 regular season games and in the Peach Bowl ... saw most of his action as a backup tight end but also played some at wide receiver ? finished the season with three catches for nine yards ? caught two passes for nine yards vs. Clemson ? a five-yard reception in that game was his longest of the season ... caught his other pass against Wake Forest but was stopped for no gain ... earned his first letter. 1997?Red-shirted ... did not see any game action but was in uniform against Richmond, North Carolina, Wake Forest, Duke, Florida State, Georgia Tech, N.C. State and Virginia Tech.
HIGH SCHOOL: Lettered three years in football at Lafayette High School, playing tight end for head coach Brendon Komenda ... Associated Press second-team All-State and second-team All-Eastern Region selection as a senior in 1996 ... named All-Region by PrepStar and SuperPrep magazines ... chosen first-team All-Area by the Daily Press and second-team All-Peninsula District ... rated one of the top-25 prospects in Virginia by the Roanoke Times ... selected to the Charlottesville Daily Progress/Lynchburg News & Advance ?Gold List? ... had 45 catches for 476 yards and six touchdowns as a senior ... for his career, totaled a Lafayette school-record 114 receptions for 1,325 yards and 16 touchdowns ... team captain as a senior ... also lettered in basketball and track and field ... team captain and honorable mention All-Peninsula District in basketball ... played on Boo Williams? AAU-State Championship team ... received Most Improved Award in track and field as a junior ... All-Peninsula District in high and intermediate hurdles ... track team MVP.
PERSONAL: Christopher Myers Luzar ... born 2-12-79 in Newport News, Va. ... son of Rex and Nancy Luzar ... has a brother, Kase (20), and a sister, Tilly (15) ... brother also plays football for UVa ... Honor Roll student in high school ... member of Key Club and Math Honor Society ... listed in Who?s Who in American High Schools ... received Lafayette High School Sportsmanship Award ... enjoys scuba diving, water skiing, hunting and fishing ... father played football at William & Mary ... received his undergraduate degree in studio art in May of 2001.
Diakite's Impact Growing for CavaliersMen's Basketball12/15/17Redshirt sophomore Mamadi Diakite has been a positive presence around the basket for No. 16 Virginia, which hosts Davidson on Saturday afternoon at JPJ.Welsh Connection Adds to Bowl StorylinesFootball12/14/17Virginia (6-6) meets Navy (6-6) in the Military Bowl, Dec. 28 in Annapolis, Md. George Welsh is a former head coach of each team.Cooper Thriving Under New StaffSwimming & Diving12/12/17A senior from Atlanta and one of the team's captains, Caitlin Cooper set the UVA women's record in the 50-yard freestyle early this month in Athens, Georgia.
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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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