Jan. 12, 2000
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. - The Cavaliers finished 7-5 in 1999, the 13th consecutive season they have won at least seven games. Virginia is the only team in ACC history to compile as many as 10 consecutive seasons of 7+ wins.
Virginia joins Florida State, Michigan and Nebraska as the only schools in the nation that have won at least seven games each of the last 13 years.
This season also marks the Cavaliers' 13th consecutive winning season, the longest current streak by an ACC team. (Florida State is not included as the Seminoles have not been members of the ACC for 10 seasons.) UVa's streak of consecutive winning seasons is tied for the eighth-longest current streak in the nation.
Eleventh Bowl Appearance for UVa
The 1999 Micronpc.com Bowl was the Cavaliers' 11th bowl appearance overall and the ninth in the last 11 years.
Head coach George Welsh has led Virginia to every bowl game in school history.
A brief look at the Cavaliers' bowl history is below.
|1984 Peach Bowl||Purdue||27-24|
|1987 All American Bowl||Brigham Young||22-16|
|1990 Florida Citrus Bowl||Illinois||21-31|
|1991 Sugar Bowl||Tennessee||22-23|
|1991 Gator Bowl||Oklahoma||14-48|
|1994 Carquest Bowl||Boston College||13-31|
|1994 Independence Bowl||Texas Christian||20-10|
|1995 Peach Bowl||Georgia||34-27|
|1996 Carquest Bowl||Miami (Fla.)||21-31|
|1998 Peach Bowl||Georgia||33-35|
|1999 Micronpc.com Bowl||Illinois||21-63|
Evans, Williams Named Frosh All-Americans
Virginia had both starting safeties named to several freshmen All-American teams in 1999.
Williams led the Virginia secondary with 69 tackles and was named to The Sporting News All-Freshman first team and the Football News All-Freshman second team.
Evans gained a starting position in the third game of the season and remained there the rest of the way. He led the team with four interceptions and was a Football News first-team All-Freshman and a second-team All-Freshman by The Sporting News.
Three Named All-Americans
For the first time in school history three players were named first-team All-Americans. Tailback Thomas Jones (a consensus pick), guard Noel LaMontagne and center John St. Clair were all named to various All-America squads.
Jones finished third in the nation in both rushing and all-purpose yards in becoming the ACC's first consensus running back since N.C. State's Ted Brown in 1978. Jones owns at least eight ACC and 15 Virginia records and has led the ACC in rushing the last two years. He rushed for a school-record 1798 yards this fall and is UVa's all-time leading rusher with 3998 yards.
LaMontagne and St. Clair were instrumental in Jones' success this season and were duly rewarded for their efforts.
LaMontagne was named a first-team All-American by The Sporting News, becoming UVa's first All-America guard since Mark Dixon in 1993. A two-time first-team All-ACC selection, LaMontagne received the Jim Tatum Award, given annually to the top student-athlete among the ACC's senior football players.
St. Clair, a first-team All-ACC pick along with LaMontagne, was named a first-team All-American by College Football Digest and CollegeFootballNews.com and CNN/SI.com. He was the winner of the Jacobs Blocking Trophy as the ACC's outstanding blocker. St. Clair is the first All-American center in school history.
Replacing 11 Starters in 2000
Head coach George Welsh and his staff will have to replace a total of 11 starters (five on each side of the ball and a punter) in 2000.
Defensively, the secondary is particularly hard hit as cornerbacks Antwan Harris and Dwayne Stukes graduated. The defensive tackle tandem of Maurice Anderson and Johnny Shivers also graduated. A replacement for outside linebacker Shannon Taylor must also be found.
Donnie Scott, the team's punter the last two seasons, is also lost due to graduation.
Welsh Seventh Among Active Wins Leaders
Head coach George Welsh, tabbed last season by The Sporting News as the nation's best coach, is ranked seventh in wins among active Division I-A coaches.
Welsh has won 183 games in a 27-year career at Navy (1973-81) and Virginia (1982-present), 27th in NCAA Division I-A history. He is the winningest coach in the history of both schools. Arizona's Dick Toomey (Arizona, Hawaii) is the only other coach to be the winningest coach at two different schools.
Welsh's overall career record is 183-126-4 (.591).
The dean of ACC coaches, Welsh is the only coach in league history to win at least 100 games. He has a 128-80-3 record in 18 seasons at Virginia. His 80 wins in ACC games is also a record.
A look at the winningest active coaches is below. (Wins are prior to 1999 bowl games.)
|1. Joe Paterno, Penn State (34 years)||317 wins|
|2. Bobby Bowden, Fla. State (34)||304|
|3. LaVell Edwards, BYU (28)||251|
|4. Lou Holtz, So. Carolina (28)||216|
|5. Don Nehlen, West Va. (29)||195|
|6. John Cooper, Ohio State (23)||184|
|7. George Welsh, UVa (27)||183|
Jones Third in Rushing and All-Purpose
All-American tailback Thomas Jones put together the best all-around season in school history this fall, finishing third in the nation in both rushing and all-purpose yards.
He averaged a school record 163.5 yards per game en route to churning out an ACC record 1798 yards on the ground.
Jones just missed UVa and ACC records for highest all-purpose per game average with 186.7 ypg, but he did set the school and conference record for most all-purpose yards in a season with 2054.
It took Jones just nine games to break UVa's all-time single-season rushing mark and 10 games to set UVa's single-season all-purpose yardage record.
Jones is the first Cavalier to finish in the top 10 nationally in rushing since Barry Word finished sixth in 1985. It is also the second-highest finish ever for a Virginia runner. Bill Dudley (1941) and Johnny Papit (1949) finished second in the nation in rushing.
Looking Ahead to the 2000 Roster
Despite the loss of standout performers on both sides of the ball, the 2000 Virginia squad looks like it could be another strong one for head coach George Welsh and his coaching staff.
Dan Ellis returns at quarterback to highlight the expected returnees on offense. He threw for 2050 yards and 20 touchdowns (one off the school record) in his first year as the starter in 1999.
Ellis should have a very experienced corps of receivers to throw to next season including Kevin Coffey, Demetrius Dotson, Ahmad Hawkins, Tavon Mason and Billy McMullen. James Johnson played as a true freshman in 1998, but was redshirted this season and is expected to be a contributor in 2000.
Providing protection up front for Ellis will be tackles Brad Barnes and Josh Lawson, and guard Evan Routzahn. Welsh and line coach Paul Schudel are faced with having to replace All-Americans Noel LaMontagne (guard) and John St. Clair (center) however. Tackle Jermese Jones returns after redshirting in 1999 due to injury to bolster the line.
The biggest loss on offense is at tailback with the Cavaliers having to find a replacement for Thomas Jones, the top running back in school history. Leading candidates going into the spring to gain the nod are Tyree Foreman and Arlen Harris.
Five of Virginia's top-six tacklers are expected to return for next season for what should be a relatively experienced defensive squad.
Leading the way are middle linebacker Yubrenal Isabelle and outside linebacker Byron Thweatt. Isabelle averaged 8.7 stops per game to lead the team, while Thweatt battled nagging injuries all season, but remains a defensive force.
Shannon Taylor led the team with 15 tackles for loss at his outside linebacker position, but he has graduated and must be replaced. Angelo Crowell, one of six true freshmen to see action in 1999, will get first crack at the position.
End Ljubomir Stamenich leads the front four. He was UVa's only defensive lineman to start every game in 1999. Joining him up front is Monsanto Pope. Pope began 1999 at tackle but suffered a knee injury early in the season and missed six games before returning and playing end. He will likely be moved back to tackle in the spring. Colin McWeeny needs to get bigger but he gained valuable experience at tackle as a true freshman in 1999. George Stanley could also battle for a starting nod at tackle, while Boo Battle, Antonio Mayfield and Merrill Robertson will compete for the other end spot opposite Stamenich. Robertson played both offense and defense in ?99 and could end up back on offense next season.
The secondary promises to hold the most question marks for next season. Safeties Jerton Evans and Chris Williams were named freshmen All-Americans in 1999 and they gained much needed experience and look to be the top veteran returnees. Shernard Newby and Jermaine Lauzon also saw extensive action at safety (Lauzon played some cornerback too).
Cornerback provides the best opportunity for a newcomer to play. Tim Spruill returns with two years under his belt, but seldom-used Rashad Roberson is the only other player on the roster to see any action at cornerback in ?99.
ACC's Longest Scoring Streak
Virginia has scored in an ACC and school-record 188 consecutive games. The last time Virginia was held scoreless was a 55-0 loss to Clemson to open the 1984 season. During the streak, UVa has scored in 94 consecutive home games, 82 consecutive road games and 12 straight neutral site contests.
Virginia's streak is also the longest current streak by an ACC school (including Florida State) and tied for the fourth longest in the nation.
A list of the longest streaks in the nation is below.
Cavaliers Fared Well in Shootouts
Virginia hasn't been known recently as a team that has done well in wild offensive games or "shootouts." Witness two 41-38 losses to Georgia Tech in the 1990s alone.
But 1999 was different, with four of UVa's games coming in shootouts. We don't have a precise definition of shootout, but it's typically a high-scoring contest with lots of offense as the teams move up and down the field with ease. The type of game fans love and coaches hate.
Virginia gained the season's first shootout win against Brigham Young in Provo, Utah. The Cougars are used to high-scoring affairs, but not so for the Cavaliers. Oddly, Virginia got just enough big plays from its defense to post a 45-40 win. Virginia intercepted quarterback Kevin Feterik three times, turning two into first half touchdowns, while the other ended BYU's chance for a comeback win. The defense also scored a touchdown of its own on a fumble return by Tim Spruill.
In Virginia's 3-1 record down the stretch all three wins were of the shootout variety. The season turned following a 47-26 come-from-behind win over N.C. State that saw Virginia erase a halftime deficit with a 30-point third quarter.
Nationally-ranked Georgia Tech was UVa's next victim. Led by back-up quarterback David Rivers, the Cavailers rallied from an early 17-0 deficit and took the lead for good early in the fourth quarter and holding on for a 45-38 win.
The regular season ended with another thrilling game, this time against Maryland in College Park, Md.
Virginia jumped to an early 17-0 lead in what looked like a sure victory. But the homestanding Terrapins rebounded to knot the score at 17 at halftime.
The lead see-sawed back and forth in the second half before Dan Ellis marched the Cavaliers 76 yards in the final minute with no timeouts remaining and hitting Billy McMullen with the winning touchdown pass to clinch a 34-30 win.
McMullen Among Top Rookie Receivers
Wide receiver Billy McMullen showed flashes of brilliance this season, particularly late in the season, and is one of the top true freshman receivers in the nation.
He led the team with 483 receiving yards and a 17.2-yards per catch average this season, while sharing the team lead for receptions (28) with Kevin Coffey. His six touchdown grabs trailed Coffey by one.
McMullen is the first freshman receiver in school history to lead the team in receptions and receiving yards and broke Herman Moore's record for most catches by a rookie.
He became more of a focal point of the passing game lately, particularly as Coffey's production declined.
McMullen first strutted his stuff in a big win over N.C. State in Raleigh in October. He led the team with 109 yards receiving (a career high), while his four receptions tied Ahmad Hawkins for team honors.
He came up big again vs. #7 Georgia Tech despite catching just two passes. He hauled in a 39-yard pass from David Rivers in the second quarter to help set up Virginia's second touchdown that cut the Yellow Jackets' lead from 17-0 to 24-14.
McMullen and Rivers teamed up again early in the fourth quarter on a 42-yard scoring play that proved to be the game-winner. Faced with second-and-23 on the Tech 42, Rivers hit McMullen in stride with a perfect toss to put the Cavaliers in the lead for good.
He hauled in two touchdown passes from Dan Ellis against Buffalo among his three receptions. Using his 6-4 frame to great advantage against the Bulls, both were of the "alley-oop" variety made famous by Shawn and Herman Moore in the early 1990s.
McMullen's heroics reached their peak in the finale against Maryland as he paced the team with six catches for 78 yards and saved his best for last. :He made an amazing grab of an Ellis toss that looked to be overthrown on UVa's final drive of the game. Three plays later he again used a superior height advantage to outjump a defender and haul in the winning touchdown pass with 26 seconds remaining.
Jones Takes Just Nine Games to Set Record
As his career at Virginia was coming to a close in 1996, Virginia's all-time leading rusher, Tiki Barber, mentioned that Thomas Jones (then a true freshman) would be the one to break his records. Barber was very prescient regarding the performance of the player who was his understudy that season as Jones erased Barber's name from virtually every school rushing record.
Jones finished his career (bowl stats don't count) as UVa's all-time leading rusher with 3998 yards, while his 1798 yards in 1999 are also tops in school history.
Perhaps the most remarkable aspect of Jones' quest to break the single-season rushing mark is that he took just nine games to break the record that Barber accumulated in 12 games in 1995.
Jones also reached the 1000-yard mark this season in just seven games, joining John Papit (1949) as the only players to get to 1000 yards in just seven games.
Ellis Eighth Nationally in Passing
Quarterback Dan Ellis suffered a concussion just before halftime against Florida State on Oct. 30 and missed the next game against Georgia Tech.
But Ellis didn't show any ill effects of his injury when he returned to action against Buffalo after a week's layoff.
Virginia head coach George Welsh has a rule that a player doesn't lose his starting position due to an injury and the rule proved beneficial to both Ellis and the Cavaliers.
The visitors from New York seemed to concentrate on stopping tailback Thomas Jones and dared Ellis to beat them with his passing.
Ellis completed his first nine passes and clearly made the Bulls pay for their defensive strategy. For the game he completed 16 of 19 passes (84.2 percent) for a whopping 363 yards and six touchdowns.
His six touchdowns tied the ACC record set first by Duke's Steve Slayden in 1987 (and tied later in the afternoon by Florida State's Chris Weinke).
The 363 yards eclipsed his previous career high by 130 yards and is the second-highest total in school history, while his 84.2 percent completion percentage is fourth-best in school history.
Ellis was one of several heroes in Virginia's dramatic 34-30 win over Maryland in the season finale. Against a defense geared to stop Jones for the second week in a row, Ellis made the Terrapins pay dearly for their strategy.
He completed 21 of 34 passes (61.8 percent) for 276 yards and four touchdowns in guiding the Cavaliers to a come-from-behind victory.
Fashioning a flair for the dramatic in his first season as the starter, Ellis unveiled his version of "The Drive" in leading Virginia to the win.
Down 30-27, the Cavaliers began their final drive on their own 24-yard line with 1:12 remaining and no timeouts. Ellis coolly directed Virginia down the field, taking everything the defense gave him.
He completed his first three passes to move UVa to midfield, while spiking the ball twice to stop the clock. He hit Billy McMullen with a 15-yard completion to put UVa on Maryland's 33.
A Jones draw play gained 13 yards, putting the ball in range for a field goal. On first down, Ellis spiked the ball to stop the clock and call a play.
On second down, Ellis dropped back and lofted a ball toward the 6-4 McMullen in the corner of the end zone. McMullen used a height advantage to outjump the Maryland defender and come down with one foot barely inbounds for the winning score with 26 seconds on the clock to complete the comeback.
His torrid finish enabled him to finish eighth nationally in passing efficiency. He completed 60.5 percent of his passes (third in school history) for 2050 yards and 20 touchdowns.
His 20 touchdowns are tied for third in school history, while his 2050 yards are ninth.
Experienced Line Opened Holes for Jones
Head coach George Welsh has always emphasized the need to have a strong running game and this year has been no different.
Virginia featured who we believe is the nation's top running back in Thomas Jones. Jones rushed for 1798 yards this season (1163.5/g), third in the country.
A senior tri-captain, LaMontagne is the most experienced lineman with 32 career starts under his belt. Showing outstanding versatility, he replaced an injured Josh Lawson in the starting line-up at left tackle for the final four games of the season. A two-time first-team All-ACC pick, he is the first UVa guard named to the first-team two years in a row since Roy Brown in 1988-89.
Joining LaMontagne on the left side of the line is Josh Lawson, a first-team All-Freshman by The Sporting News last season. However, Lawson was injured late in the season and missed two of the last four games.
Jared Woodson moved into LaMontagne's guard spot, while LaMontagne moved down the line replacing Lawson for the final four games.
St. Clair is the first All-American at center in school history. One of the top (and most underrated) centers in the country, he quietly molded himself into one of the top center prospects available in the upcoming NFL draft. He also received the Jacobs Blocking Trophy as the top blocker in the ACC.
Sophomore Evan Routzahn moved to right guard this season and had a very steady season. Alongside him is junior tackle Brad Barnes. Barnes saw limited action his first two years in the program, but worked hard to forge his way into the line-up and is considered by Welsh the most improved player on the offensive line.
Anderson Quietly Turns in Fabulous Year
As the oldest member of the defensive front, Maurice Anderson used the wisdom that comes with age and experience to his advantage this past season.
He turned in the best season of his career in 1999 despite a series of nagging injuries that might have sidelined other players.
Throughout most of his career he had to play behind more heralded linemen including Antonio Dingle, Patrick Kerney and Todd White, but this season he showed what he can do.
Anderson began the year in fine fashion by leading Virginia in tackles for the first time in his career with 10 stops vs. North Carolina.
He turned in his second double-digit outing of the year against Duke with 10 tackles and established a career high with 13 stops in the finale against Maryland.
Adept at plugging the middle of the line, Anderson made at least seven tackles in six games this season.
With three games of at least 10 tackles, he is the first UVa defensive tackle to have as many as three double-digit performances since Stuart Anderson in 1980.
Anderson is also the first UVa defensive tackle to lead the team in tackles in a game since White in 1994 and is the first Cavalier defensive tackle to lead twice in a season since at least 1989.
Anderson finished third on the team with 74 tackles, far surpassing his previous career high of 31 in 1997. The 74 tackles are the most by a UVa defensive tackle since White had 77 in 1995 and third most by a defensive tackle in school history.
Isabelle Reaches Double Digits Four Times
Junior linebacker Yubrenal Isabelle worked through the death of his mother early in the season to become one of the leaders on the defense this season.
Isabelle, who saw limited action in his first two seasons behind Wali Rainer, led the Cavaliers with 14 tackles against Clemson early in the season. The 14 tackles is a career high, topping the eight he had against Florida State as a freshman two years ago.
He paced the team against with 10 tackles against Wake Forest as Virginia held Morgan Kane, the nation's leading rusher coming into the game, to just 65 yards.
Putting up Rainer-like numbers, Isabelle's 14 stops vs Brigham Young led the team for the third week in a row.
He did not play against Virginia Tech due to the death of his mother, Deberah, but returned vs. Duke to lead the team once again with 10 tackles.
A case of ulcers sidelined him for the finale against Maryland, but he returned to record six tackles in the Micronpc.com Bowl vs. Illinois.
A very smart player who learned on the job, Isabelle led the team in tackling and tied for 14th in the ACC, averaging 8.7 stops per game. His 78 tackles were second overall on the squad.
A look at his game-by-game stats are below.
|Duke||5||5||10*||QBS, hurry, PBU|
|N.C. State||4||3||7*||FR, int.|
* led team
Taylor Leads Team with 15 Tackles for Loss
Linebacker Shannon Taylor sat out last season for personal reasons. But the lay-off didn't seem to be a setback based on his performance this season as he was named second-team All-ACC.
He was recruited as a quarterback, but moved to linebacker shortly after his arrival in Charlottesville and alternated between linebacker and defensive end during his career before settling in at linebacker this season.
A gifted athlete who excels at getting to the quarterback, he led the team with six sacks and 15 tackles for lost yardage this season.
He also led the team with 81 tackles, while finishing second in tackling behind Yubrenal Isabelle with an average of 7.4 stops per game.
He was one of the few defensive bright spots against Clemson. He tied his career high at the time with seven tackles (since broken) against the Tigers, including two stops behind the line of scrimmage.
His career high for tackles didn't last long, however because he followed that with a 10-tackle performance against Wake Forest. He had two tackles behind the line of scrimmage, including his second sack of the season.
The big plays for Taylor continued against Brigham Young as he turned in eight tackles, including two more tackles behind the line. That marked the third game in a row Taylor had two tackles for loss.
He tied his career high with three tackles for loss against top-ranked Florida State. That is also the team high this season.
Seemingly playing his best in the big games, Taylor led UVa with eight tackles against Illinois in the Micronpc.com Bowl.
Kiddie Corps Get Pickoffs
Virginia intercepted 15 passes in 1999, with more than half (eight) by freshmen safeties.
The safety tandem of Shernard Newby and Chris Williams (both red-shirt freshmen) teamed to intercept passes in the same game twice-North Carolina and Wake Forest. The North Carolina game was the first college game for both.
True freshman Jerton Evans intercepted a pass against Clemson in the second game of his brief college career and came back with two crucial interceptions against Brigham Young to help lead UVa to the win.
Evans' first interception vs. the Cougars came in the first quarter and set up UVa's third touchdown in a 21-point first quarter, while his second pick came in the end zone with 1:37 to play in the game that ended BYU's hopes for a comeback win.
Evans intercepted Florida State's Chris Weinke late in the first quarter for his fourth interception of the season, which ties the school record for most interceptions by a true freshman. Kevin Cook had four in 1986.
Evans is just the second true freshman to lead the team in interceptions. Carl Smith (no relation to the former football player who gave the donation to expand UVa's football stadium) tied for the team lead with two in 1991.
1999 Virginia Schedule/Results/Statistical Leaders
|Date||Opponent, site||Score||Att.||AP/USA||Rushing||Passing C-A-Y-I-TD||Receptions||Tackles|
|9/4||at North Carolina1||20-17||59,000||23/24||Jones 35-149||Ellis 10-25-165-3-1||Coffey 4-101||Anderson 10|
|9/11||at Clemson1||14-33||65,000||22/19||Jones 23-97||Ellis 19-33-233-0-1||Coffey 4-48||Isabelle 14|
|9/18||Wake Forest2||35-7||50,000||nr/nr||Jones 24-164||Ellis 19-25-220-1-1||Southern 4-47||Isabelle,|
|9/25||(17/19) at BYU2||45-40||65,453||nr/nr||Jones 35-210||Ellis 18-14-1-190-3||Baber 4-34||Isabelle 14|
|10/2||(8/7) Virginia Tech2||7-31||51,800||24/24||Jones 23-83||Ellis 16-26-0-162-1||Dotson 4-70||Clark,|
|10/9||Duke||17-24 (ot)||43,600||nr/nr||Jones 31-185||Ellis 21-39-2-164-0||Southern 5-31||Anderson,|
|10/16||at N.C. State1||47-26||49,507||nr/nr||Jones 38-221||Ellis 13-25-1-233-3||McMullen 4-109,||Isabelle,|
|Hawkins 4-67||Taylor 7|
|10/30||(1/1) Florida State3||10-35||47,900||nr/nr||Jones 26-164||Ellis 7-14-1-44-0||Jones 6-26||An. Harris ,|
|11/6||(7/7) Georgia Tech1||45-38||44,500||nr/nr||Jones 39-213||Rivers 18-30-1-228-3Coffey 3-33||Thweatt 9|
|11/13||Buffalo||50-21||40,100||nr/nr||Jones 32-221||Ellis 16-19-0-363-6||Four with 3||Evans,|
|11/20||at Maryland4||34-30||32,334||nr/nr||Jones 28-91||Ellis 21-34-1-276-4||McMullen 6-78||Anderson 13|
|12/30||vs. Illinois5||21-63||31,089||nr/nr||Jones 23-110||Ellis 15-32-1-146-1||Jones 5-31||Taylor 8|
1-ABC regional telecast, 2-ESPN2, 3-ESPN, 4-ACC/JP Network, 5-TBS
Miscellaneous 1999 Statistics"Red Zone" Performance
(regular season only)
(all series first & 10 from opponents' 20-yard line and in)
|No. Carolina||2||TD, FG||100.0|
|Clemson||5||2 TD, fum., FGA, downs||40.0|
|W. Forest||4||4 TD||100.0|
|Brigham Young||3||3 TD||100.0|
|Duke||3||TD, FG, fumble||66.7|
|N.C. State||5||4 TD, FG||100.0|
|Fla. State||2||TD, FG||100.0|
|Ga. Tech||5||4 TD, FG||100.0|
|Buffalo||3||2 TD, game||66.7|
|Maryland||4||3 TD, FG||100.0|
|1999||37||26 TD, 6 FG||86.5|
|Clemson||5||3 TD, 2 FG||100.0|
|W. Forest||2||FGA, interception||0.00|
|Brigham Young||3||3 TD||100.0|
|Virginia Tech||4||3 TD, fumble||75.0|
|Duke||6||3 TD, FG, FGA, int.||66.7|
|N.C. State||3||3 TD||100.0|
|Fla. State||5||4 TD, fumble||80.0|
|Ga. Tech||7||5 TD, FG, fumble||85.7|
|Buffalo||3||2 TD, downs||66.7|
|Maryland||4||TD, 2 FG, FGA||75.0|
|1999||43||28 TD, 6 FG||79.1|
|player||KO||TB||Ret.-Avg.||Avg. starting position|
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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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