PRONUNCIATION: RYE vers
WORTH NOTING: Listed as the number two quarterback behind Dan Ellis coming out of UVa's 1999 spring practice period ... completed 10 of 21 passes for a game-high 190 yards and one touchdown in the 1999 spring game ... threw a 37-yard touchdown pass to Kevin Coffey in the third quarter ... was listed as the backup long snapper behind Dillon Taylor last year but did not long snap in a game ... was the backup holder on kick placements behind Will Thompson.
AT VIRGINIA: 1998-Did not see any action at quarterback but played on the kickoff team in three regular season games (Wake Forest, North Carolina and Virginia Tech) and the Peach Bowl ... did not make a tackle in coverage ... also on the onside kick "hands" team. 1997-Saw reserve action in three games (Richmond, North Carolina and Clemson) ... completed one of two passes ... threw his first career pass completion, a four-yard toss to wide receiver Germane Crowell, in the third quarter against Clemson ... attempted his only other pass of the season against North Carolina. 1996-Red-shirted ... did not play in a game ... was in uniform against Texas, N.C. State, North Carolina and Miami in the Carquest Bowl.
HIGH SCHOOL: Three-year starter and letterman at Lakeside High School ... started at quarterback as a senior and in the defensive secondary as a junior and sophomore for head coach Steve Crislip ... as a senior, completed 106 of 187 passes for 1,341 yards and nine touchdowns with 11 interceptions ... Schutt Sports Group High School All-American honorable mention as a senior in 1995 ... also earned All-State, All-Area and All-County honors at quarterback that season ... team captain and Lakeside's Most Outstanding Offensive player as a senior ... set the season (1,341 yards) and game (315 yards against Baldwin County) passing records at Lakeside ... was the leading passer in Georgia's Region 4-AAAA as a senior ... as a junior in 1994, he was Lakeside's Most Outstanding Defensive Back and earned All-Area and All-County honors as a defensive back ... lettered three times in baseball, earning All-Area honors as a senior ... also lettered in basketball ... received the Augusta Rotary Club award as the Top Male Athlete in the Augusta area.
PERSONAL: David Paul Rivers ... born 9-1-77 in Greenville, S.C. ... son of David and Emily Rivers ... has two sisters, Stephanie and Robin ... his father played football (three year starter at defensive end) and lacrosse (played for former Virginia head coach Jim Adams) at the United States Military Academy at West Point ... selected to Lakeside High School's Class of 1996 Hall of Fame (recognizing the top 10 all-around students) by the school's faculty ... also received Lakeside's Most Athletic Student Award for 1995-96 ... member of Students Against Drunk Driving ... sociology major.
Yards/ Year Games Attempts Comp Pct Int Yards Long TD Game 1997 3 2 1 50.0 0 4 4 0 1.3
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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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