WORTH NOTING: Excellent blocker who is expected to see time at fullback and tight end this season ? is one of just five seniors on the team who have lettered three times ? competing this fall as a graduate student ? served as a trustee for the Class of 2003, a very prestigious position at UVa ... has been named to the ACC Honor Roll every year.
HONORS: 2003?Received the John Eric Dahlgren Endowed Football Scholarship from the Virginia Athletics Foundation. 2002?Selected second-team Verizon Academic All-District III ? received the John Eric Dahlgren Endowed Football Scholarship.
AT VIRGINIA: 2002?Team?s starting fullback ? also played on several special teams ? started seven games and played in all 14 ? didn?t get a lot of touches and had just one carry ? caught 12 passes for 81 yards and a touchdown ? scored what proved to be the winning touchdown in the upset of South Carolina ??caught single passes against Akron, Wake Forest and North Carolina ? two receptions vs. Duke and Georgia Tech ? caught three balls for 34 yards, both career highs, in the upset of N.C. State ? his 24-yard reception in that game is the longest of his career ... earned his third letter. 2001?Played in all 12 contests ? had six catches for 49 yards ? caught two passes for 33 yards in win at Clemson ? had a season-long 19-yard reception in that game ? also caught passes vs. Duke and North Carolina ? two catches for 11 yards against Richmond ? also recorded 18 yards on a kickoff return in season opener at Wisconsin ? also played on several special teams and recorded two special teams tackles ... lettered for the second time. 2000?Practiced at fullback during training camp, but was moved to tight end just before the start of the season ... played in all 11 regular season games and in the O?ahu Bowl ... saw most of his action on special teams during kickoff returns and extra point/field goal attempts ... also saw some action from scrimmage as a tight end, but did not catch a pass ... lettered for the first time ... caught a six-yard pass during UVa?s final drive vs. Georgia in the O?ahu Bowl ... lettered. 1999?Joined the team as a walk-on ... red-shirted ... did not play in a game but was in uniform against Virginia Tech, Florida State and Georgia Tech.
HIGH SCHOOL: Three-year starter in football at Lafayette High School ... played tight end and defensive end for head coach Dan Antolik his junior and senior years ... played offensive guard and defensive end as a sophomore for head coach Brendon Komenda ... team game captain throughout 1998 Division AA playoffs as team went 13-1 and advanced to state finals ... All-Bay River?s District first team as a senior and second team as a junior ... second-team All-Region I and Daily Press All-Star tight end his senior year ... rated among the top 75 prospects in Virginia by Roanoke Times? following his senior year ... led team in receptions and receiving yards his junior and senior seasons ... 21 catches for 417 yards his junior year ... 23 receptions for 441 yards as a senior ... his three sacks against Liberty paved the way to victory in state semifinal playoff game his senior year ... also lettered in swimming, basketball and track ... earned All-Peninsula District honors in swimming ... member of 4 x 400 relay teams that won state championship and finished third at Penn Relays ... Region I runner-up in the high jump.
PERSONAL: William Kase Luzar ... born 11-5-80 in Williamsburg, Va. ... son of Rex and Nancy Luzar ... has a brother, Chris (24), and a sister, Tilly (17) ... father played football at William & Mary ... brother was a four-year letterman at tight end for Virginia and currently plays with the NFL Jacksonville Jaguars ... member of National and Spanish honor societies at Lafayette High School ... Honor Roll student all four years ... listed in Who?s Who Among American High School Students and Who?s Who in Sports ... won Gordy Tutman Outstanding Student Athlete Award his senior year ... also received DAR Good Citizenship Award and named Exchange Club Youth of the Month ... participated in Virginia High School League Leadership Seminar and Williamsburg Area Youth Leadership Seminar ... class officer freshman and junior years ... SCA secretary senior year ... yearbook photography editor ... mentor in Peer Partners ... participates in Athletes in Action ... enjoys SCUBA diving and fishing ? named a Class of 2003 Trustee ? member of the IMP Society at UVa ... volunteers with Abundant Life Ministries ? graduated in May 2003 with a bachelor?s degree in Spanish.
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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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