2016 SEC All-Freshman Team (Coaches)
In position to become the next great linebacker at LSU ... Showed tremendous promise in his first year with the Tigers in 2016, earning Freshman All-SEC honors after recording 30 tackles, including three for losses ... A converted running back who possesses tremendous footwork to go with good ball skills ... At 255 pounds, has been clocked in the 4.5-range in the 40 ... Has a knack for finding the football and has proven to be effective against both the run and pass ... Player that thrives in a physical contest ... Switches from No. 24 to No. 40 this year.
FRESHMAN SEASON (2016)
Played in all 12 games as a true freshman ... Earned Freshman All-SEC honors after registering 30 tackles, which included 3.0 tackles for loss ... Added a sack for a 19-yard loss, forced a fumble and recovered a fumble ... Had breakout game in 29-9 win over Louisville when he posted five tackles and sacked Heisman Trophy quarterback Lamar Jackson for a 19-yard loss in the first quarter ... Had four tackles to go with a forced fumble and a fumble recovery in win over Texas A&M on Thanksgiving Night ... LSU scored a TD two plays after his fumble recovery in the second quarter against the Aggies, giving the Tigers a 20-7 lead just before halftime ... Had career-best six tackles, including a tackle for a loss, in win over Southern Miss ... Had four tackles in wins over Missouri and Arkansas ... Posted three tackles, including one for a one-yard loss, against Alabama ... Standout on special teams as well, finishing with 10 tackles on LSU's coverage unit – the second-highest total among all players on the team.
Consensus four-star recruit per Rivals, ESPN, 247Sports, and Scout ... Graded as the No. 3 Athlete on ESPN ... Ranked as the No. 12 prospect in Louisiana according to Rivals ... Invited to “The Opening,” an all-star summer prospect camp held on the Nike Campus ... Wrapped up his senior year with 31 rushing touchdowns and 1,650 yards rushing on 208 carries ... Added 12 receptions for 215 yards and two TDs in 2015 ... Also made an impact at linebacker during his prep career, finishing with 192 tackles ... Rushed for 5,031 yards and 81 TDs during his high school career ... Member of the Baton Rouge Advocate Super Dozen for 2016 ... Coached by John Ware.
Parents are Coesha Standokes-White and Carlos Thomas ... Born Feb. 17, 1998 ... Majoring in sport administration.
DEVIN WHITE'S CAREER HIGHS
Total tackles: 6 vs. Southern Miss, 2016
Tackles for loss: 1.0, 3 times (Last: vs. Louisville, 2016; First: vs. Southern Miss, 2016)
Sacks: 1.0 vs. Louisville, 2016
Fumble Recoveries: 1 vs. Louisville, 2016
Forced Fumbles: 1 vs. Louisville, 2016