AT VIRGINIA: 2001?One of the team?s top reserve defensive linemen ? played in 11 games, missing just the North Carolina contest ? made 16 tackles ? two tackles for lost yardage and one fumble recovery ??two tackles, including one for a six-yard loss, against Richmond ? recovered a fumble by Clemson quarterback Woodrow Dantzler and rumbled 26 yards into Clemson territory to help set the stage for Virginia?s remarkable comeback win ? made a career-high three tackles in consecutive games vs. Duke and Maryland ? had two tackles against Florida State and Virginia Tech ? won his second letter. 2000?Played in nine regular season games and the Jeep O?ahu Bowl ... started the first game of his career against Virginia Tech ... missed games against Duke and Clemson due to a slight knee injury ... led all freshmen with two quarterback sacks during the regular season ... also had a sack in the Jeep O?ahu Bowl ... recorded the first tackle of his career, a sack, in the season opener against BYU ... saw limited action against Richmond after injuring his knee ... missed the next two games ... returned against Wake Forest, but it took him several weeks to get back into the flow ... saw his playing time steadily increase with the Florida State game ... recorded a career-high two tackles, including his second sack of the season, in the win over North Carolina ... forced Tar Heel quarterback Ronald Curry to fumble on the sack ... tied his career high with two tackles against both Georgia Tech and N.C. State ... had one tackle against Virginia Tech in his first career start ... sacked Georgia quarterback Cory Phillips in the third quarter of the Jeep O?ahu Bowl, causing a fumble on a the play ... Byron Thweat recovered the fumble for Virginia and ran 58 yards for a touchdown ... lettered for the first time. 1999?Red-shirted ... did not see any game action ... was in uniform against Wake Forest and Virginia Tech.
HIGH SCHOOL: Earned two letters in football at Robert E. Lee High School for head coach David Tibbs ? only played football his junior and senior years ? named All-City and All-County twice as a defensive lineman ? also a two-time All-Valley District selection ? TV3 Student-Athlete of the Week recipient ... rated among the top 25 football prospects in Virginia by the Roanoke Times following his senior season ... selected to Charlottesville Daily Progress "Gold List" ? recorded 71 tackles, including three sacks, and recovered one fumble as a senior ... had 67 tackles, including eight sacks, and recovered two fumbles his junior year ... also played center on the basketball team for three years ... from same high school as former Cavalier teammate Travis Griffith and UVa?s men?s basketball player Jason Rogers.
PERSONAL: Larry Jeffrey Spence Simmons ? born 10-14-81 in Staunton, Va. ? son of Jerome and Alicia Simmons ? has an older sister, Kelly (24) ? member of National Honor Society ? Senior Scholar-Athlete ... participated in Virginia High School League Leadership Conference as a junior ? psychology 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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