Returning starter at one of the cornerback spots … Has good speed and quickness to the ball … Solid tackler with a knack for the big hit … Ranks fifth all-time at UMass in career pass breakups (25) … Has played in 34 career games, starting every time … Made the transition from strong safety to corner during the spring of 1998.
1998:Started every game of the season at cornerback … Recorded 54 tackles on the year, including 43 solo stops … Tied for the team lead in pass breakups with 15, while making three interceptions … Also returned two kickoffs for 30 yards … Tied for the Atlantic 10 Conference lead in pass breakups during the regular season … His 15 pass breakups rank second on the school single season list … Had five tackles and an interception against Georgia Southern in the NCAA championship game … Made an interception at Northwestern State in the NCAA semifinals and returned it for 12 yards, while also recovering a fumble and making three tackles … Had an 11-yard interception return at New Hampshire, while also making eight solo tackles … Made seven tackles and broke up a pass against Buffalo … Returned two kickoffs for 30 yards at Delaware, while also making three tackles and breaking up two passes.
1997:Started the first eight games at strong safety, before missing the final three games with a sprained left knee suffered in the Delaware game … Registered 48 tackles (20 solo) with one for loss, one sack, four quarterback hurries and five pass breakups … Returned six kickoffs for 89 yards … Totaled a career-high 11 tackles and two quarterback hurries against Richmond … Had seven tackles (five solo) and three pass breakups in the 26-20 victory at Buffalo … Recorded seven tackles with two pass breakups and a quarterback hurry at James Madison … Posted six tackles with a sack and a quarterback hurry in the victory over Rhode Island … Made six tackles (three solo) at Maine … Had five tackles, four of them solo stops, and returned six kickoffs for 89 yards at Villanova.
1996:Started all 11 games at strong safety … Posted 52 tackles (34 solo) with six tackles for loss and five pass breakups … Second on the team with two interceptions … Returned 14 kickoffs for a team-high 282 yards (20.1 average) … Finished sixth in the Yankee Conference in kickoff returns … Recorded seven tackles (five solo), while making his first career interception and breaking up a team-high three passes against Villanova … Made seven tackles in the win over Northeastern … Picked off a pass and went 30 yards for his first collegiate touchdown in the win over Boston University … The play marked the first time a UMass player had returned an interception for a touchdown since 1994 (Tony Williams, 31 yards, vs. William & Mary) … Recorded seven tackles, five of them solo stops, with one tackle for loss in the 41-20 win over Buffalo … Had seven tackles (five solo) with one tackle for loss and one pass breakup at New Hampshire … Posted a career-high 47-yard kickoff return in the Connecticut game.
1995:Redshirted. Before UMass: Played one year of prep ball at Valley Forge Military Academy … Played his high school football at Archbishop Carroll.
Personal:Full name is Jerard Patrick White … Son of Leroy and Pat White … Born October 27, 1977 in Washington, D.C. … Majoring in Communications.
White's Career DEFENSIVE Statistics
WHITE's Career KICKOFF RETURN Statistics