AT VIRGINIA: 2006--Had breakout year as the team's primary receiver ... saw his role increase dramatically when Deyon Williams went down with a foot injury early in training camp ... appeared in all 12 games and started nine of the final 10 games ... led the team with 52 receptions, 582 yards and four TDs ... just the ninth player in UVa history to record 50 catches in a season ... ranked third in the ACC in receiving and seventh in receiving yards ... had team's season high with 10 catches (95 yards) vs. Wyoming ... best receiving yardage game was vs. Maryland when he totaled 133 yards on just three catches, two resulting in TDs ... had 38- and 44-yard scoring receptions vs. Terps ... also caught UVa's longest pass (51 yards from Jameel Sewell) vs. the Terps ... first TD catch was game-winner in overtime vs. Wyoming ... earned his first letter. 2005--Was brought along slowly as a true freshman ...made the travel squad but didn't get into his first game until the sixth week against Florida State ...appeared in every game thereafter, including a start against Temple ... his first reception was a five-yard catch at North Carolina ...caught a team-leading five passes for 20 yards against Temple ...had a two-yard reception against Georgia Tech.
HIGH SCHOOL: Electrifying wide receiver for coach Tom Pugh at Holy Cross HS ... listed as the nation's No. 59 wide receiver by Rivals.com and Scout.com ... 3-star athlete by Scout.com and Rivals.com ... ranked as the 7th-best player in New York by Rivals.com, 8th by Scout.com and 10th by SuperPrep ... named New York Daily News Player of the Year and Newsday Player of the Year as a senior when he caught 61 passes for 1170 yards and 19 touchdowns, all figures that are league records ... Newsday All-City and All-Queens ... Daily News All-City and All-Queens ... league player of the year ... his 19 touchdown catches were one shy of the state record ... also scored twice on special teams and once each on an interception and a rush ... helped lead his team to a conference championship and earned All-Conference honors ... scored three touchdowns in the title game, including one on a 64-yard interception, despite playing with a fractured wrist ... intercepted five interceptions from his safety spot ... All-Conference performer as a junior when he caught 40 passes for 1027 yards and 10 touchdowns ... also a standout in basketball and baseball ... named the MVP at the Catholic League Basketball Challenge ... honor student.
PERSONAL: Born 8-5-87 in Queens, N.Y. ... raised by his late grandmother, Patricia Rossianno ... now lives with his uncle, Mark Rossianno ... son of Leslie Ogletree ... has an older brother, Calvin ... uncle played football at Fayetteville State.
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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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