Nov. 8, 1999
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. - Two University of Virginia football players earned weekly honors from the Atlantic Coast Coference for their play in the Cavaliers' 45-38 win over then No. 7 Georgia Tech last Saturday in Charlottesville.
Tailback Thomas Jones was honored as the ACC Offensive Back of the Week for the fifth time this season. Jones, a senior from Big Stone Gap, Va., paced a balanced offensive attack by rushing for 213 yards and two touchdowns on 39 carries (a school record) against the Yellow Jackets. The 213-yard performance was his third 200-yard game of the season, making Jones the first player in ACC history to post three 200-yard games in a season. Jones leads the nation in rushing, averaging 165.1 yards per game. He has also rushed for 1486 yards this season, breaking Tiki Barber's record of 1397 yards in 1995.
Defensive back Chris Williams was named the league's Rookie of the Week. A red-shirt freshman from Newport News, Va., Williams was in on seven tackles against the top offense in the nation. He helped hold the potent Yellow Jacket offense to 233 yards passing and a season-low 447 yards of total offense.
Other players winning weekly awards this week are N.C. State tackle Todd Boyle as the Offensive Lineman of the Week, Clemson inside linebacker Keith Adams as the Defensive Lineman of the Week, Clemson cornerback Robert Carswell as the Defensive Back of the Week and Wake Forest placekicker Matthew Burdick as the Specialist of the Week.
'Hoos Head Into Finals on High NoteMen's Basketball12/7/16No. 14 Virginia, which defeated East Carolina on Tuesday night, doesn't play again until Dec. 17, when Robert Morris visits JPJ.'Hoos Learn Painful Lessons in LossMen's Basketball12/3/16No. 6 Virginia's 24-game winning streak at John Paul Jones Arena ended Saturday with a 66-57 loss to No. 25 West Virginia.Soccer Teams Turn Attention to 2017Men's Soccer12/2/16The Virginia men's and women's soccer teams are fixtures in their respective NCAA tournaments, and 2017 should bring more success for both.
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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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