UCLA -Fourth-year senior Tony White figures to be one of the leaders of the defensive unit this season...One of just three seniors listed as starters entering Fall camp, this will be his third season as a starter...Made a smooth transition from inside linebacker to the outside a year ago...A very dependable performer, he is always willing and able to do whatever is necessary to get the job done...A very strong player who has worked hard to improve his quickness, he is a leader in the weight room...Has the ability to play all three linebacker positions but enters Fall camp listed No. 1 on the strong side.
1999 - White played in the final nine games of the season, starting eight times, including once at middle linebacker...In his first game of the year (Fresno State), he made seven tackles and recovered a fumble to set up the go-ahead touchdown late in the third quarter...Made seven tackles against California, including 1.5 sacks and a third stop behind the line of scrimmage...Came off the bench at Oregon State to make eight tackles...Shifted to the middle when Robert Thomas was sidelined with a concussion and made a team-high and career-best 12 stops against Arizona...Suffered a sprained knee against Washington and did not make a tackle...Returned the following week against USC and made seven stops...On the year, he made 53 tackles, including six for loss, and ranked fourth on the team in both categories...Played at least 40 defensive snaps on six occasions, including 72 versus Arizona, 55 at USC and 50 versus Fresno State and Oregon State...Also played on special teams.
1998 - In his first season as a regular, White started all 12 games and played at least 50 defensive snaps eight times, including 82 versus Oregon, 77 at Houston and 74 against Arizona and California...He also played on the field goal block unit...White was the team’s third-leading tackler with 69 stops and ranked third on the squad with two interceptions...After making two tackles versus Texas in the season opener, he made five tackles and his first career interception versus Houston...He added six stops in a fine all-around game versus WSU...Against Arizona, he made five stops, including one for loss, and his second interception and also forced a fumble...In the overtime victory against Oregon, he recorded six stops, including one for loss...His fumble recovery led to the Bruins’ go-ahead score late in the fourth quarter...At California, he recorded a season-high 10 tackles to lead the squad...In the Stanford game, he had four tackles and one tackle for loss and added five stops each against Oregon State and Washington...In the win over USC, he recovered a fumble to set up UCLA’s second touchdown and was credited with three tackles...At Miami, he matched his then-career high with 10 tackles and in the Rose Bowl against Wisconsin, he was credited with eight tackles.
1997 - Earned playing time as a true freshman, both on defense and on special teams...Made seven tackles on the year (four primaries), including two for losses...Also forced one fumble...Credited with four stops, including one for loss, against Houston...Played in nine of 12 games, including four on defense...Played 22 snaps versus Houston and 18 against Texas and Oregon State.
HIGH SCHOOL - Played four seasons at Burges High School in El Paso, TX for coach Bill Birkhead...Saw action at linebacker, center and fullback...Selected District 3-4A Most Valuable Player...Named El Paso Defensive Player of the Year by the El Paso Times and Herald Post...Chosen All-State by Max Emfinger’s Blue Chip Report ...In his senior season, he was credited with 118 tackles, including 64 solos, nine tackles for loss, three punt blocks, two interceptions, five fumbles caused and three fumble recoveries...Also played fullback as a senior with 1,024 yards on 162 carries for 22 touchdowns...Returned one blocked punt for a touchdown...Ranked first in his district in scoring and fifth in rushing...As a junior, he totaled 118 tackles, one tackle for loss, four fumble recoveries, three punt blocks and one fumble caused at a linebacker position and also played center...Earned second-team All-District honors...As a sophomore, he made 113 stops, three tackles for loss, three fumble recoveries and two fumbles caused...In basketball, he averaged 14.3 points and 7.1 rebounds as a junior for coach Kevin Bohls...In track, he made All-State and All-Region in the shot put as a junior for coach Phil Duncan.
PERSONAL - Full Name: Anthony Dewayne White...Parent: Chae Yun White...Born: March 22, 1979 in Key West, FL and grew up in New York...Has one brother, Marquis...Uncle Mel Daniels is a former NBA player and current scout for the Pacers...Lists weightlifting, sports and watching films as his hobbies... Interested in a career in Medicine...History major.
Varsity Statistics - T. White
|12||vs. Arizona, 1999|
|10||vs. Miami, 1998, California, 1998|