2016 - Missed entire season with a medical condition ... signaled in defensive plays in all games from the sidelines. 2015 - Appeared in three of Virginia's 12 games ... saw time in the first three games of the season (UCLA, Notre Dame, William & Mary) before suffering a season-ending injury ... saw most of his time on special teams ... made three tackles ... made one tackle on defense at No. 13 UCLA. 2014 - Appeared in three of Virginia's 12 games ... made collegiate debut at No. 2 Florida State and recorded one tackle ... also saw time on special teams against Miami and at Virginia Tech ... slowed by an injury from fall camp. 2013 - Did not appear in any games ... redshirted season ... named UVa's Defensive Scout Player of the Week for the Georgia Tech game.
HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL
Played safety for head coach Captain Brian Hurlocker at Fork Union Military Academy, playing for the high school team ... was an All-Prep League and Virginia Prep/Rivals.com All-State honoree ... made 96 tackles and intercepted nine passes, four of which he returned for touchdowns ... amassed 369 interception yards ... had a 100-yard interception for a touchdown against St. Christopher's ... returned two interceptions for touchdowns against Georgetown Prep ... scored a receiving touchdown against Liberty Christian in the VIS Division 1 State Championship game ... caused three fumbles during the season ... caught four passes for 59 yards ... spent first three years of high school at Armstrong High School in Richmond where he also played quarterback ... made 67 tackles and had seven interceptions at Armstrong in 2011 ... returned five of his interceptions at Armstrong in 2011 for touchdowns ... a four-star player by 247Sports ... a three-star player by Rivals.com, Scout.com and ESPN.com ... ranked the No. 27 safety in the nation by 247Sports ... ranked the No. 13 prospect in Virginia by the Roanoke Times ... major is undeclared and is currently studying in UVa's College of Arts and Sciences.
Nelson Making Name for Himself in SecondaryFootball8/16/17Redshirt freshman Brenton Nelson, who was put on scholarship this month, is competing for a starting job in Virginia's nickel defense.DeSorbo Hits Ground Running at UVASwimming & Diving8/16/17After six seasons as NC State's associate head coach, Todd DeSorbo now oversees men's and women's swimming & diving at Virginia.Training Camp NotebookFootball8/11/17Training camp continues for UVA, whose second season under head coach Bronco Mendenhall starts Sept. 2 against William & Mary at Scott Stadium.
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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.
Coach's Corner Moves to Birdwood Grill in 2017
Football | 8/17/2017
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Football | 8/16/2017
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Football | 8/4/2017
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Saturday Athletics Events Cancelled
Football | 8/12/2017
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Jeff White: Training Camp Notebook
Football | 8/11/2017
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Jeff White: Spaziani Sees His Efforts Rewarded
Football | 8/8/2017
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Football | 08/01/2017
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Virginia Hosts Two Free Preseason Events Saturday
Football | 08/08/2017
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