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59 Bryan White
Bryan  White


Knoxville, Tenn.

High School:
The Webb School

Height / Weight:
6-1 / 237



Career Recap

Career Highlights:
--Was one of only six fifth-year players on the team ... played as a graduate student after receiving his degree in religious studies in May ...standout special teams performer and experienced linebacker ...returned after being sidelined for almost all the 2004 season due to a back injury ...played in every game and started at inside linebacker against Boston College ...22 tackles are the second-highest total of his career ... tied for second on the team with five tackles in kickoff coverage and was third with five tackles in punt coverage ... had a season-high five tackles in his start at Boston College ...three tackles against Florida State and Temple ... made three tackles, all on special teams, in the Music City Bowl win over Minnesota in his home state of Tennessee.

2004--Experienced linebacker who saw his only playing time in the season opener against Temple ...was beset by a back injury and did not play the rest of the season ... had a tackle in the Temple game.

2003--Experienced linebacker who was also a special teams standout ... played in every game, primarily on the kickoff and punt teams ... didn't see much action from scrimmage due to the emergence of Ahmad Brooks and Kai Parham ... played on the goal line ...made nine tackles ...four of his tackles came in kickoff coverage ... two tackles in win over Western Michigan ... season-high three tackles against Pittsburgh in the Continental Tire Bowl ... was in on a tackle at the goal line on the Panthers' first possession to prevent a score ... the goal line stand helped set a tone for UVa's defense the rest of the contest ... also had tackles against North Carolina, Clemson, Maryland and Georgia Tech ... earned his third letter.

2002--Played in the first 10 games, including five consecutive starts ...finished with 36 tackles, three times his total from 2001 ... averaged 4.0 tackles as a starter and 2.4 as a reserve ...made five tackles in his first extensive action of the season against Florida State following an injury to starter Raymond Mann ... was in on his first sack in that game ...replaced Mann in the starting lineup for the South Carolina game and made three tackles ...tied his career high with seven tackles against Wake Forest ...had four stops against Duke and two vs. Clemson in his last start ... had four tackles against both North Carolina and Penn State ... two tackles vs. Maryland ... one tackle against West Virginia in the Continental Tire Bowl ... lettered for the second time.

2001--Played in seven contests ... saw his playing time at linebacker increase as the season progressed ... also played on the kickoff, kickoff return and punt return teams ... recorded 12 tackles ... made one tackle in his college debut vs. North Carolina ... two tackles against Florida State ... recorded a career-high seven tackles against Wake Forest ... five were solo tackles ... added two tackles against Virginia Tech ... lettered.

HIGH SCHOOL: A four-year starter at the Webb School ... played defensive end and linebacker for head coach David Meske ... served as captain for two years ... three-time All-State and All-East Tennessee selection ... Defensive Player of the Year as a senior ... named Division II "Mr. Football" in 2000 and finalist for that award in 1998 and 1999 ... played in the annual Tennessee-Kentucky All-Star game ... ranked as the No. 15 player in Tennessee as a senior by SuperPrep ... totaled 450 career tackles ... registered 103 tackles in seven games his senior year ... in the seventh game of the 2000 season, he was moved to fullback and had 83 yards on five carries, before leaving the game with an ankle injury ... missed three games after suffering a torn ligament in his left ankle.

PERSONAL: Bryan Collier White ... born 1-23-82 in Winston-Salem, N.C. ... son of Janet and P. Merrill White ... has an older brother, Robert and a younger sister, Helen ... received his bachelor's degree in religious studies in May 2005 and played as a graduate student in 2005.

White Defensively

Year G Plys S A Tot. TFL QBS FR FC PBU Int QBH BlK
2001 7 89 7 5 12 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2002 12 406 20 17 37 2-11 1-6 0 0 1 0 1 0
2003 13 119 2 7 9 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2004 1 10 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2005 12 258 15 7 22 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Career 44 882 44 37 81 2-11 1-6 0 0 1 0 1 0


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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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