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UVA boasts its most honorees since 2004
Blanding, Conte, Kiser and Moore earn first-team honors
Blanding, Kiser and Severin highlight honorees with second-team accolades
Defensive duo named to the first team
2015 - All-ACC honorable mention ... All-ACC Coaches honorable mention ... earned the Cavalier Academic Achievement Award. 2014 - Recognized on the ACC Academic Honor Roll.
2016 - Has 18 punts inside the 20, eight punts inside the 10, five punts inside the five and four punts that have been downed at the one-yard line ... punted three times with a 46.7 yards per punt average against Richmond in the season opener ... two of his punts against the Spiders landed inside the 20-yard line and none were returned ... punted four times with a 44.2 yards per punt average ... booted one 52 yards and dropped two inside the 20-yard line ... punted seven times at UConn with a 39.9 yards per punt average ... dropped three punts inside the 20 against the Huskies ... booted a game-long 53 yard punt at UConn ... punted six times for 288 yards and a 48.0 yard per punt average with four inside the 20 and a long of 63 against Central Michigan ... punted seven times for a 48.0 yards per punt average with two pinned at the one-yard line and a long of 65 against Duke ... punted seven times against Pitt with an average of 45.1 yards per punt ... dropped one punt inside the 20 and had a long of 57 against the Panthers ... had a career-high 10 punts for an average of 45.6 yards per punt against then-No. 22 North Carolina ... dropped four punts inside the 20 against the Tar Heels. 2015 - Finished the regular season No. 1 in the ACC with a 44.7 yards per punt average ... his 44.7 yards per punt average ties Will Brice (1997) for the third-best punting average for a season by a Cavalier ... his 44.7 yards per punt average is the best by a Cavalier since Ryan Weigand led the ACC with a 45.2 average in 2007 ... made collegiate debut at No. 13 UCLA ... booted three of four punts vs. the Bruins for 50-plus yards ... had a long of 56 yards at the Rose Bowl ... rushed for six yards and a first down on a fake punt attempt against the Rose Bowl ... kicked three of five punts vs. the Irish for 50-plus yards ... booted one punt for 58 yards against William & Mary ... punted five times at Pitt ... booted two 50-yard plus punts against the Panthers ... was named UVA's co-special teams player of the week after dropping two of his three punts at North Carolina inside the 20-yard line ... a third punt barely rolled into the end zone for a touchback against the Tar Heels ... punted five times against Georgia Tech ... one of his punts was downed inside the five-yard line ... dropped his first three punts at Miami inside the 10-yard line, one of which led to a UVA safety on defense ... booted five punts for an average of 46.8 yards per punt, including a career-long of 67 at Louisville ... placed three punts inside the 10-yard line against the Cardinals ... booted four punts for an average of 46.8 yards against Duke ... one kick went 52 yards and he dropped another inside the 20 against the Blue Devils ... booted six punts against Virginia Tech with a long of 57 yards ... also rushed for 14 yards against the Hokies on a fake punt try, falling one yard short. 2014 - Did not appear in any games ... spent entire season No. 2 on the depth chart at punter. 2013 - Did not appear in any games. 2012 - Redshirted season ... dressed for the Richmond, Penn State, Louisiana Tech, Maryland, Wake Forest, Miami and North Carolina games.
HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL
Was a 2012 graduate of Patrick Henry High School ... earned one letter in football ... was a first team All-Western Valley District and second team all-region ... named to all-academic team for the Western Valley District ... punting average was 40.33 per kick and only four kicks were returned ... also earned three varsity letters in lacrosse and one in swimming ... played defense on the lacrosse team earning first team all-district ... a member of the National Honor Society ... named to the honor roll and earned the President's Education Award ... has made trips to South Dakota to paint houses and run a daycare ... helped build a church and school in the Dominican Republic ... son of Nick and Alison Conte ... has an older sister, Laura ... plans on attending medical school upon graduation ... plays the guitar ... collects Pez dispensers .. human biology major.
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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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