Devin

White

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#40

Linebacker
Height: 6'1"
Weight: 240lbs.
Class: Junior
City/State: Springhill, La.
High School: North Webster HS
Major: Sport Administration
Experience: 2 Letters

Bio

2017 Team MVP
2017 All-SEC First Team (Coaches, AP)
2017 Second team All-America (FWAA, USA Today)
2017 SEC Defensive Player of the Week (at Florida, vs. Auburn, vs. Arkansas, vs. Texas A&M)
2017 Chuck Bednarik National Player of the Week (vs. Auburn)
2016 SEC All-Freshman Team (Coaches)

Making his mark as the next great linebacker at LSU … Regarded as one of the top linebackers in the nation and will be a candidate for the Butkus Awards as the top linebacker in college football .. Great leader on and off the field … Named a permanent team captain for the 2017 team … Owns 163 tackles for his career in 25 games played and in 13 starts … Became the first player in Southeastern Conference history to be named the league’s defensive player of the week four times in one season … Has a knack for finding the football and has proven to be effective against both the run and pass ... Thrives in a physical contest ... A converted running back who possesses tremendous footwork to go with good ball skills … Off the field, uses his Sundays during the season to ride his horse, Daisy Mae, a Tennessee Walker … Daisy Mae is housed at the BREC Stables just a mile off campus … In all, has seven horses – the other six are housed at his family’s farm in Cotton Valley, Louisiana … Enters 2018 season needing only two more semesters to graduate.

SOPHOMORE SEASON (2017)
One of the top linebackers in the nation with a league-best 133 tackles … Became the first LSU player to lead the league in tackles since going back to the mid 1980’s when tackles became an NCAA Stat … Led the team in tackles for loss with 14 for 56 yards … Started in all 13 games at outside linebacker and led the squad in tackles in 10 games … Earned All-SEC first team honors by both the league coaches and AP … Totaled eight double-digit tackle games to tie Bradie James for the most in a single season in school history … Double-digit tackle games came against Mississippi State (11), Syracuse (13), Troy (11), Florida (13), Auburn (15), Arkansas (14), Tennessee (11) and Texas A&M (13) … Had his first career interception against the Aggies … Totaled 4.5 sacks on the season and had at least one whole sack against Florida, Auburn and in the Citrus Bowl against Notre Dame.

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.

HIGH SCHOOL
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.

PERSONAL
Parents are Coesha Standokes-White and Carlos Thomas ... Born Feb. 17, 1998 ... Majoring in sport administration.

DEVIN WHITE'S CAREER HIGHS:
Interceptions: 1 vs. Texas A&M, Nov 25, 2017
Long interception return: 3 vs. Texas A&M, Nov 25, 2017
Tackles: 15 vs. Auburn, Oct 14, 2017 (6-9)
Sacks: 1.0, Four times (Last: vs. Notre Dame, Jan 1, 2018; First: vs. Louisville, Dec 31, 2016)
Tackles for loss: 2.5 at Tennessee, Nov 18, 2017, (1-1)
Fumbles forced: 1 at Texas A&M, Nov 24, 2016
Fumbles recovered: 1, Two times (Last: Troy, Sep 30, 2017; First: at Texas A&M, Nov 24, 2016)
Pass breakups: 1, Three times (Last: at Ole Miss, Oct 21, 2017; First: Syracuse, Sep 23, 2017)

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