PRONUNCIATION: wa LEE
WORTH NOTING: One of the top all-around running backs in the history of the Virginia program ... was an impact player since his rookie year in 2002 ...holds several school records and ranks high on many more lists ... played in 49 games in his career, the most in school history by a running back, and started 36, the most by a UVa running back in at least 20 years ... set an ACC record for career touchdowns with 52; one of only three ACC players to score 50 ... N.C. State's Ted Brown (51) and North Carolina's Leon Johnson (50) are the others ... second in UVa history with 43 rushing touchdowns and 312 points ...tied for eighth in ACC history in scoring ... fifth in UVa history with 3193 career rushing yards and finished 22nd in ACC history ...became just the 16th player in ACC history (and third Cavalier) to rush for 800+ yards three times in a career ... sixth in Virginia history and 18th in ACC history with 4497 all-purpose yards ...good receiver whose 114 receptions are tied for seventh in Virginia history and second among running backs ...11 career 100-yard rushing games are fifth in UVa history ... displayed a remarkable ability to get into the end zone throughout his career ... scored 52 touchdowns in 49 career games to join Frank Quayle (1966-68) as the only UVa players since 1937 to average a touchdown per game ... 15 multi-touchdown games in his career, including nine with three touchdowns (and two with four TDs) ... scored eight touchdowns in four bowl game appearances ... teamed with placekicker Connor Hughes in 2005 to give UVa the first pair of teammates in ACC history to score 300 points.
HONORS: 2005-- Brooks-Irvine Memorial Football Club of South Jersey Division IA Player of the Year ...received the T. David Fitz-Gibbon Football Scholarship from the Virginia Athletics Foundation.
2003--Second-team All-ACC ... first-team All-State by Virginia Sports Information Directors Association ... second-team All-State by the Roanoke Times.
2002-- Second-team Freshman All-American by The Sporting News ... honorable mention Freshman All-American by CollegeFootballnews.com ... ACC All-Freshman Team by The Sporting News ... two-time ACC Rookie of the Week for his play against Colorado State and Maryland ... Most Valuable Player of 2002 Continental Tire Bowl ... All-Bowl Team by Collegefootballnews.com and Sports Illustrated.
CAREER HIGHLIGHTS: 2005--Worked hard during the offseason in preparation for a big senior season ...voted one of the team captains ... entered the year seventh in UVa history with 2619 yards rushing and as one of only 16 players in ACC history with three 800-yard seasons ...his season looked like it was going to be a big one as he gained 29 yards on just three carries midway through the first quarter of the opener against Western Michigan ... however, during that time he suffered a sprained foot that continued to hamper him throughout the first half of the season ...it took him quite a while to get back to top form ...was the team's leading rusher with 574 yards, despite missing one game and being limited in several others ... 11 touchdowns tied for the ACC lead ...12th in the ACC in rushing with an average of 52.2 ypg ...scored 10 rushing touchdowns, tied for second in the conference ... 15 receptions were second among the team's running backs ...was healthy at the end of the season and led the team in rushing in six of the last seven games, including the final four ...averaged 76.6 yards rushing per game and scored 10 touchdowns in the final five games as he returned to full speed ...rushed for 29 yards in the opener against Western Michigan before leaving in the first quarter due to a foot injury ...did not play the next week at Syracuse ...returned against Duke and carried 10 times for 20 yards ...also caught three passes in the game ...limited to just five carries and 18 yards at Maryland ...ran for 38 yards on 10 attempts against Boston College ...nine rushes for 26 yards in the upset of Florida State ...scored on a 16-yard screen pass with 19 seconds left in the first half to push UVa's lead to 23-10 ...it was his only touchdown in the first seven games of the season ...gained 60 yards on 18 carries vs. North Carolina as he slowly got back to full speed ...got the season's final month off to a rousing start by churning out a season-high 113 yards in the win over Temple, his only 100-yard game this season ...also scored four touchdowns, his first rushing scores of the season, to tie a modern day school record for most rushing touchdowns in a game ...23 carries for 83 yards and two touchdowns in a win over Georgia Tech ...his 15-yard scamper in the first quarter of that game was his 47th career touchdown as he passed Eugene Mayer as UVa's all-time touchdown leader ...scored twice and gained 67 yards against Virginia Tech ... led the team in rushing for the third game in a row with 61 yards against Miami ... led UVa in rushing with 59 yards vs. Minnesota in the Music City Bowl ... scored twice from seven and two yards out to become the ACC's all-time touchdown leader with 52.
2004--Teamed with the graduated Alvin Pearman to give Virginia one of the best "one-two" tandems in the country ... tied for eighth in the ACC in rushing with an average of 72.0 yards per game ... tied for 77th nationally ... rushed for 864 yards, the third year in a row he has rushed for at least 800 yards ... averaged a career-high 4.9 yards per carry ... led the ACC in total touchdowns (17) and rushing TDs (17) ...tied for sixth in the country in rushing touchdowns and tied for ninth in total touchdowns ... rushed for more touchdowns than 56 teams ... the 17 rushing touchdowns are tied for the most in UVa history and tied for fifth in ACC history, while the 17 total touchdowns are tied for second in school history and tied for sixth in conference history ... three 100-yard games ranked fifth in the league ... led the conference and finished 18th nationally in scoring with an average of 8.50 points per game ... 12 receptions for 145 yards ...third in the ACC in receiving yards by a running back ... three 3-touchdown games, the most in school history ... led the team in rushing on three occasions ... started the first six games of the season at tailback before giving way to Pearman ... ran for 104 yards and three touchdowns in the season opener against Temple ...scored three touchdowns for the second week in a row against North Carolina while gaining 73 yards on the ground ... also had a season-long 41-yard reception vs. the Tar Heels ...rushed 22 times for a career-high 142 yards and three scores vs. Akron ... 80 yards and a score vs. Syracuse ... ran for 85 yards against Clemson, and 82 yards and two touchdowns vs. Duke ...24 rushes for 107 yards and two touchdowns in a win over Maryland ... gained just 96 yards in the last three regular-season games, but scored once against both Miami and Georgia Tech ... was the team's second-leading rusher with 63 yards in the MPC Computers Bowl vs. Fresno State ... lettered.
2003--Team's leading rusher with a career-high 929 yards ...fourth in the ACC in rushing with an average of 77.4 ypg ...ranked 58th nationally in rushing ...fourth in the conference with three 100-yard games ... led the ACC with 14 touchdowns and was second with 10 rushing scores ... scored at least three touchdowns on three occasions with a high of four vs. Virginia Tech ... 28 receptions ranked fourth among ACC running backs ...10th in the ACC in all-purpose yards (98.5 ygp) ... missed the Florida State game due to an injury suffered the week before against Clemson ... started 10 of the 12 games he played ...led the team in rushing eight times and receiving once ...had three consecutive 100-yard games early in the season, but hit a midseason lull ... picked things up late in the season ... averaged 91.7 yards rushing during UVa's three-game winning streak to end the season ...dashed for 88 yards and a touchdown in the first game against Duke ... failed to catch a pass for the only time all season ... rushed for 123 yards and two touchdowns to key an offensive explosion vs. Western Michigan ... also threw an 18-yard touchdown pass to Ottowa Anderson ...rushed for a career-high 137 yards in the comeback win over Wake Forest ... carried 28 times for 129 yards and three touchdowns in a road win at North Carolina ... had just 26 yards against Clemson before leaving the game in the third quarter due to an injury ... gained 25 yards in his first game back against Troy State ... was a factor in the passing game against N.C. State with seven catches for 78 yards and three touchdowns ... led the team with 35 yards on the ground ... had a career-long 62-yard reception against Maryland and led the team with 66 yards through the air ... also paced the team with 56 yards rushing ...96 yards rushing against a very stingy Georgia Tech defense in a 29-17 win ...led for the fourth consecutive game with 89 yards and three touchdowns in a season-ending win over Virginia Tech ... also caught a touchdown pass to equal his career high of four touchdowns ...gained 90 yards and scored the winning touchdown on a one-yard plunge in the second quarter of the Continental Tire bowl win over Pittsburgh ... earned his second letter.
2002--One of several talented young tailbacks on the team ...started nine of the 14 games he played ... led the team in rushing with 826 yards ... sixth in the ACC in rushing, second among freshmen ... second on the squad with 58 receptions ... seventh in the ACC in receptions per game (4.14 rpg) ... led the team in all-purpose yards (119.3 ypg), fifth in the ACC ...also led the team and was third in the ACC in kickoff returns with an average of 24.1 yards per return ... led the team in rushing on 10 occasions and in receiving six times ... one of five Cavaliers to throw a touchdown pass ...began the season (and his career) with a bang in the opener vs. Colorado State ... entered the game on the second series and bolted nine yards on his first carry, one of five carries of at least seven yards he had in the game ... finished the game with 94 yards on 20 carries, an impressive 4.7 yards per carry ...his 94 yards are the most by a UVa true freshman in his first game since the restoration of freshman eligibility in 1972 ... he also caught two passes for 20 yards and averaged 17.5 yards on four kickoff returns to compile 184 all-purpose yards, earning ACC Rookie of the Week honors ...gained his first start the next week vs. Florida State ... led the team in rushing for the second game in a row ... four receptions led the team against South Carolina ...topped the century mark for the first time with a 102-yard rushing effort against Akron ... also caught four passes to tie for team honors ... gained 78 yards on kickoff returns to account for 202 all-purpose yards, the first time in UVa history a freshman compiled at least 200 all-purpose yards ... threw a 38-yard touchdown pass to Ryan Sawyer against Wake Forest ... also caught nine passes for 62 yards to lead the team ... at the time it tied the school record for most receptions by a running back ... that record lasted just two weeks ... snagged 11 passes for 78 yards in a win over Clemson to tie the school record for most receptions in a game ... cracked the 100-yard mark for the second time with 108 rushing yards and one touchdown vs. North Carolina to help lead the Cavaliers to the second-greatest comeback in school history ... scored a touchdown and led the team with 41 yards rushing against Penn State ... had a very productive game in the upset of Maryland with 84 yards on the ground ... scored once on the ground and twice through the air to become just the second UVa rookie since 1937 to score three touchdowns in a game ...selected ACC Rookie of the Week for his performance ...posted career highs with 29 carries for 127 yards against a tough Virginia Tech defense ... blew up in the Continental Tire Bowl vs. West Virginia and was named the game's Most Valuable Player ... rushed for a team-leading 127 yards and two touchdowns and caught a team-best five passes for 76 yards and two scores ... also returned a kickoff 36 yards to finish with 239 all-purpose yards, a UVa freshman record ... his four touchdowns are also a school freshman record ... one of his touchdown receptions was a 48-yard screen pass in which he spun like a top but stayed upright and reached the end zone ... lettered.
HIGH SCHOOL: Two-time All-State performer at Holy Cross High School for coach Tom Maderia ... all-state wide receiver as a junior and as a running back as a senior ... SuperPrep All-American ... PrepStar All-American ... rated five-stars by Tom Lemming ... PrepStar Top-125 Dream Team (#9 athlete) ... ranked the #14 running back in the nation by Rivals.com and the 19th-best running back by Tom Lemming ... #30 running back in the country by SuperPrep ... sixth-best player in New Jersey according to SuperPrep ... listed as #6 receiver nationally by Max Emfinger ...All-American by Max Emfinger ...#2 Athlete in the East region by PrepStar ... Prep Football Report's #8 player in the East region ... Philadelphia Inquirer's South Jersey Offensive Player of the Year ... All-South Jersey by the Newark Star Ledger ... rushed for 2,030 yards and 30 touchdowns as a senior ... added 29 receptions for 411 yards and six touchdowns ... rushed for 360 yards and four touchdowns in one game during his senior season ... 36 touchdowns is a South Jersey record ... caught 50 passes for 1,002 yards and nine touchdowns as a junior in 2000 ... also rushed for 750 yards and 11 touchdowns, returned a kickoff and two punts for touchdowns ... earned All-America and All-State honors as a wide receiver that season as his team won the state championship ... 1,000-point scorer in basketball ... also ran track.
PERSONAL: Wali Sultan Lundy ... born 9-8-83 in New Brunswick, N.J. ... son of the late Joann and the late Brian Lundy ... guardian is Etta Davis ... has three older brothers- Shaheed, Jamaal, and Mikal ... brother Jamaal graduated from Connecticut where he played football ... brother Mikal was the leading rusher at Towson University in 2003 ... sociology 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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