AT VIRGINIA: 2006-Played in all 12 games and started the first 10 ... tied for second on the team with 29 receptions, his best single-season production ... ranked fourth in the ACC among tight ends in receptions ... top games came against Pittsburgh and Western Michigan with seven receptions in each game ... season high for receiving yards was 78 vs. Western Michigan ... caught a pass in the first 10 games of the year and did not register receptions in final two contests ... only scoring catch was a 12-yard reception in 37-0 win at Duke ... first-team All-State selection by Virginia Sports Information Directors and All-ACC Academic Football Team ... earned his third letter. 2005-Normally played tight end, but also played fullback when needed ... good receiver with excellent speed for a player his size ... played in 11 games, starting seven ... 19 receptions for 358 yards and two touchdowns ... started the Florida State game at fullback ... ranked fourth in receiving yards among ACC tight ends and 10th in receptions ... his only reception against Western Michigan was a two-yard touchdown catch for the team's first score of the season ... caught a 46-yard touchdown pass against Duke for his only catch of the game ... caught three passes for 24 yards against Boston College ... followed that with three receptions for 36 yards in the upset over Florida State ... did not play vs. Georgia Tech due to an injury ... had a huge game against Minnesota in the Music City Bowl in Nashville, his hometown ... caught five passes for 128 yards, both figures are career highs ... had a 43-yard reception in the third quarter to set up UVa's third touchdown ... pulled in a 55-yard catch, the longest of his career, in the fourth quarter to set up the Cavaliers' game-tying touchdown ... received his second letter.
2004--Had a very interesting year ...opened the season at tight end getting several turns each game ...moved to fullback the week after the Clemson game after an injury to Jason Snelling left the team thin at the position ... used primarily to block and catch passes and didn't have a rushing attempt ...started two games at fullback (Duke, Miami), as well as the MPC Computers Bowl vs. Fresno State when the team started in a two-tight end set ...caught five passes for 43 yards before the switch, eight grabs for 112 yards after ...also played on the kickoff return team ...had a seven-yard catch in his first game at Temple ...two catches in consecutive games against North Carolina and Akron ... caught one pass for 18 yards in his first game at fullback vs. Florida State ... caught two balls for 62 yards to lead the team in receiving against Duke ...had a big 46-yard third down reception to keep a fourth quarter touchdown drive alive in that game ... led the team for the second week in a row with three catches for 33 yards in the win over Maryland ...also caught passes vs. Miami and Virginia Tech ... lettered.
HIGH SCHOOL: Big tight end target for coach Jeff Rutledge at Montgomery Bell Academy ... PrepStar All-American ... SuperPrep All-American ... listed as the fifth-best tight end in the country by TheInsiders.com, No. 6 by Collegefootballnews.com, seventh by Tom Lemming and No. 22 by Rivals.com ... No. 82 on TheInsiders.com's South Hot 100 list ... 4-star prospect by TheInsiders.com and 3-stars by Rivals.com ... first-team All-South by Fox Sports ... honorable mention All-South by the Orlando Sentinel ... considered the fifth-best prospect in Tennessee by SuperPrep, seventh by the Knoxville News and Rivals.com ... his team won state championships in 2002 and 2003 ... Super 7 All-State honors as a junior and senior ... first-team All-Mid State by the Nashville Tennessean as a senior after catching 30 passes for 381 yards and four touchdowns ... in 2003 his team was 11-1 and ranked 15th in the nation by USA Today ... Nashville Tennessean second-team All-Mid State as a junior ... caught 46 passes for 655 yards and eight touchdowns that season ... in his career he caught 78 passes for 1,055 yards and 12 touchdowns ... also an excellent first baseman and centerfielder on the school's baseball team ... earned All-Region honors as a sophomore and junior, batting better than .345 each year ... National Latin Scholar ... National Honor Society member ... National Spanish Scholar ... Fellowship of Christian Athletes member ... three-time Headmaster's List honoree.
PERSONAL: Michael Thomas Santi ... born 11-22-85 in New Orleans, La. ... son of Betty Ann and Dr. Michael Santi ... has two older sisters, Lauren and Annie ... father played baseball at Lipscomb University (1971-74) ... sister Annie was on the track team at Princeton ... sociology major.
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Prime Opportunity Eludes CavaliersWomen's Basketball2/18/18Virginia, which lost Sunday to ACC rival Miami at John Paul Jones Arena, has two regular-season games remaining, both on the road.Jackson Comfortable in Leading RoleWomen's Lacrosse2/16/18As a sophomore last season, Maggie Jackson led the Cavaliers in points, ground balls and draw controls and tied for the lead in assists.Eikhoff Eager to Assume Larger RoleBaseball2/15/18No. 15 Virginia, which opens the season Friday against No. 22 Central Florida, is counting on production from junior infield Nate Eikhoff.
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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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