Oct. 30, 2000
Charlottesville, Va. - Outside linebacker Byron Thweatt was named Atlantic Coast Conference Defensive Back of the Week for his play in leading Virginia to a 17-6 win over conference rival North Carolina on Saturday.
The senior co-captain from Chesterfield, Va., led an outstanding defensive effort in the Cavaliers' best defensive effort of the season.
He was in on a career-high 19 tackles, including 11 solo stops, the most by a Cavalier defensive player in two years. Thweatt also dropped quarterback Ronald Curry for a 12-yard sack, his second sack of the season.
Virginia held the Tar Heels to just two field goals, marking the first time in 28 games that the opposition failed to score a touchdown. North Carolina averaged just 3.2 yards per rush and didn't have a play of more than 27 yards in the game.
The team's leading tackler with an average of 10.8 tackles per game, Thweatt is seventh in school history with 348 career tackles. He has started every game of his career and is just the fifth linebacker to be a four-year starter since freshman eligibility was restored in 1972.
'Hoos Looking to Make More HistoryMen's Tennis5/22/17A win over No. 9 seed North Carolina on Tuesday afternoon would give second-seeded Virginia its third straight NCAA men's tennis title.McKee Thriving in New SurroundingsTrack & Field, Cross Country5/22/17A transfer from Kansas, Kelly McKee will compete in the triple jump this week at the NCAA East Regional meet in Lexington, Kentucky.Cavalier Men's Basketball NotebookMen's Basketball5/16/17The Cavaliers are heading into their ninth season under head coach Tony Bennett, who has led them to four straight NCAA tournaments.
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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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