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#28 D.J. White

D.J. White - Football - Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets
Height 5-11
Weight 188
Birthdate 09/09/1993
Hometown McDonough, Ga.
Last School Union Grove
Year Senior
Height / Weight 5-11 / 185
D.J. White - Football - Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets


2015 (Senior): Voted one of three team captains by teammates after week 3 of season … Started 11 games … Ranked sixth on team with 41 tackles (36 solo) with two interceptions and team-high eight pass break-ups … Started at cornerback vs. Alcorn State (Sept. 3), tallying one solo tackle … Recorded three solo tackles and one interception vs. Tulane (Sept. 12) … Recorded four solo stops, one pass break-up and one interception at Notre Dame (Sept. 19) … Had two assisted tackles at Duke (Sept. 26) … Made five solo tackles, one forced fumble and one pass break-up vs. North Carolina (Oct. 3) … Had four tackles and two pass break-ups at Clemson (Oct. 10) … Made five tackles at Virginia (Oct. 31) … Recorded five tackles with three pass break-ups vs. Virginia Tech (Nov. 12).

2014 (Junior):
Started all 14 games … Named All-ACC honorable mention by media … Had 66 tackles, including 52 solo, and 2.5 tackles for loss … Recorded team-high four interceptions, including one returned for touchdown … Also had team-best eight pass break-ups, one quarterback hurry and forced one fumble … Recorded four solo tackles and three pass break-ups in Tech’s Orange Bowl win over Mississippi State (Dec. 31) … Tallied one solo tackle vs. Florida State in ACC Championship Game (Dec. 6) … Recorded fourth interception to win game in overtime at Georgia (Nov. 29) … Also recorded four tackles and one tackle for loss at Georgia … Intercepted pass and recorded four tackles vs. Clemson (Nov. 15) … Recorded seven tackles, including six solo, had first pick-six of his career after returning interception 48 yards for touchdown and broke up two passes at NC State (Nov. 8) … Led defense with six solo tackles and broke up one pass vs. Virginia (Nov. 1) … Registered three tackles and forced fumble on goal line at Pitt (Oct. 25) … Tallied 11 tackles, including eight solo, at North Carolina (Oct. 18) … Had five solo tackles vs. Duke (Oct. 11) … Registered two solo tackles vs. Miami (Oct. 4) … Recorded second career interception that set up game-winning drive and had 10 tackles, including 1.5 for a loss of two yards, at Virginia Tech (Sept. 20) … Tallied two solo tackles and broke up pass vs. Georgia Southern (Sept. 13) … Recorded four solo tackles and broke up pass at Tulane (Sept. 6) … Had three tackles, including two solo, in season opener against Wofford (Aug. 30).

2013 (Sophomore): Played in all 13 games, starting nine times … Recorded 50 tackles, 40 solo tackles, and tackle for loss … Forced two fumbles, had one interception and broke up five passes … Registered five tackles at BYU (Oct. 12) … Had five tackles at Virginia (Oct. 26) … Recorded five solo tackles and tackle for loss vs. Georgia (Nov. 30) … Had breakout game vs. Ole Miss in Music City Bowl (Dec. 30) … Recorded career-high 13 tackles and 11 solo tackles, forced two fumbles and had first career interception against Rebels.

2012 (True Freshman): Played in 10 games – final 10 games of season … Recorded five tackles – all of them solo tackles … Forced one fumble … Recorded two solo tackles in win over Boston College (Oct. 20) … Had pair of solo tackles and forced fumble at North Carolina (Nov. 10).

High School: Union Grove HS … played for head coach Paul Burgdorf … Rated with three stars and ranked No. 121 at cornerback by Scout … Ranked No. 29 at cornerback nationally by ESPN … Averaged 8.59 yards per carry, 21.85 yards per catch, 16 yards per punt return, 22.3 yards per kick return, made 21 tackles and recorded interception as senior … First-team all-region and honorable mention all-state in 2011.

Personal: Full name is David Jamaal White … Born Sept. 9, 1993 in Atlanta … Son of Brockston and Zina White … Has three siblings – Marcus, Darius and Michael … Mother played college basketball at Truett McConnell … Had two cousins run track in college and another, Horace Stroud, play football at Auburn … Started playing football in sixth grade … Listed Tech as favorite school growing up … Wore No. 9 in high school because represented birth month and day (9/9/93) … Majoring in business administration.

Tackles: 13 vs. Ole Miss, Dec. 30, 2013
Solo Tackles: 11 vs. Ole Miss, Dec. 30, 2013
TFL: 1.5 at Virginia Tech, Sept. 20, 2014
Forced Fumbles: 2 vs. Ole Miss, Dec. 30, 2013
Pass Break-Ups: 3, three times – last vs. Virginia Tech, Nov. 12, 2015
Interceptions: 1, seven times – last time at Notre Dame, Sept. 19, 2015


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