Jordan White (American football)

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Jordan White
No. --     Free Agent
Wide receiver
Personal information
Date of birth: (1988-06-04) June 4, 1988 (age 26)
Place of birth: Middleburg Heights, Ohio
Height: 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m) Weight: 215 lb (98 kg)
Career information
High school: North Ridgeville (OH)
College: Western Michigan
NFL Draft: 2012 / Round: 7 / Pick: 244
Debuted in 2012 for the New York Jets
Career history
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics as of Week 17, 2012
Receptions 1
Receiving yards 13
Receiving touchdowns 0
Stats at NFL.com

Jordan White (born June 4, 1988) is an American football wide receiver who is currently a free agent. He was drafted by the New York Jets in the seventh round of the 2012 NFL Draft. He played college football at Western Michigan University. As a senior in 2011 at Western Michigan, he led all players in the NCAA Football Bowl Subdivision in total receiving yards (1,911), total receptions (140), receiving yards per game (147.0) and receptions per game (10.77).

Early years[edit]

White finished his high school career at North Ridgeville High School in North Ridgeville, Ohio with career marks of 51 receptions for 646 yards, 21 carries for 352 yards, 15 total touchdowns, and a 38.9 yards per punt average. He was named first-team All-Lorain County both his junior and senior year, as well as an honorable mention for the all-state team.[1]

College career[edit]

2007 season[edit]

After redshirting during the 2006 season, White appeared in nine games for the Broncos. He made his first reception against West Virginia University, and his first career touchdown against Ball State.[1]

2009 season[edit]

After missing the 2008 season due to injury, White finished the 2009 season with four 100-yard receiving games, and earned his first spot on the post-season All-MAC Awards (Third Team).

2010 season[edit]

2010 was White's break out year. The Sports Illustrate Honorable Mention All American led the team in receiving yardage (1,378 total yards), as well as took over punt return duties for the Broncos.[1] The 1,378 yards receiving broke the single-season school record set two years prior by Jamarko Simmons.[2] White was named to All-MAC First Team, along with fellow Bronco receiver, Juan Nunez,[3] and a Fred Biletnikoff Award semi-finalist for the best college football receiver in the nation.[4]

2011 season[edit]

White was given a sixth year of eligibility by the NCAA to return to Western Michigan due to his injuries during the 2008 season.[5] On November 8, 2011, he caught a career high 16 passes for 238 yards against Toledo. During the 2011 regular season, White had 127 receptions for 1,646 yards, ranking first among NCAA Division I FBS players in both categories.[6][7][8] He also led the FBS with averages of 10.57 receptions per game and 137.17 receiving yards per game.[6][7]

White was named as a Biletnikoff Award semi-finalist for the second consecutive season.[9] He also received All-Conference First Team honors for the second consecutive season.[10] He was also named Walter Camp Football Foundation Second-Team All American and American Football Coaches Association All American.[11] On December 15, Jordan White was named Associated Press All-American. By receiving this honor, Jordan White became the first "consensus" All-American in school history at Western Michigan University.[12]

Professional career[edit]

2012 NFL Draft[edit]

Pre-draft measurables
Ht Wt 40-yd dash 10-yd split 20-yd split 20-ss 3-cone Vert Broad BP
6 ft 0 in 208 lb 4.69 s 1.56 s 2.64 s 4.13 s 6.84 s 35 in 9 ft 11 in 14 reps
10 and 20 yard splits taken from Pro Day. All other values from NFL Combine.[13]

New York Jets[edit]

The New York Jets drafted White using their seventh round selection in the 2012 NFL Draft.[14] White suffered a fractured bone in his left foot on May 21, 2012 and surgery was subsequently performed two days later.[15] White signed a four-year $2.145 million contract on June 14, 2012.[16] He was waived on August 31, 2012.[17] White was signed to the practice squad a day later.[18]

White was released from the squad on September 28, 2012.[19] He was re-signed to the practice squad on October 2, 2012.[20] He was promoted to the active roster on November 22, 2012.[21] White was released on August 4, 2013.[22]

Career statistics[edit]

Western Michigan[edit]

Receiving[23]
Season Games Receptions Total yards Yards per reception Touchdowns Long Yards per game
2006 Did not play – redshirt
2007 9 19 217 11.4 1 50 24.1
2008 Did not play – injury
2009 9 53 681 12.9 4 54 75.7
2010 12 94 1,378 14.7 10 74 114.8
2011 13 140* 1,911* 13.7 17 61 147.0*
Total 43 306 4,187 13.7 32 74 97.4

* Led NCAA Division I

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Jordan White". wmubroncos.com. Retrieved 2010-12-06. 
  2. ^ "WMU football replay: Jordan White eight yards shy of Jamarko Simmons' receiving mark". mlive.com. Retrieved 2010-12-06. 
  3. ^ "2010 MAC Football Postseason Awards Cheatsheet". hustlebelt.com. Retrieved 2010-12-06. 
  4. ^ "The Biletnikoff Award". www.biletnikoffaward.com/. Retrieved 2010-12-06. 
  5. ^ "WMU receiver Jordan White granted sixth year of eligibility". mlive.com. 3/4/2011. Retrieved 2011-03-04. 
  6. ^ a b "Statistics - Individual (Receptions Per Game)". ncaa.com. Retrieved November 27, 2011. 
  7. ^ a b "Statistics - Individual (Receiving Yards Per Game)". ncaa.com. Retrieved November 27, 2011. 
  8. ^ "NCAA Division I-A Player Receiving Statistics - 2011 (Receiving Yards Leaders - All Players)". ESPN.com. Retrieved November 27, 2011. 
  9. ^ "Jordan White Named a Biletnikoff Semifinalist". WKZO. Retrieved 16 November 2011. 
  10. ^ Kanan, Mat. "Drew Nowak Named MAC Defensive POTY; Eight Broncos Earn All-MAC". Retrieved 30 November 2011. 
  11. ^ Couch, Graham. "All-American twice over: WMU's Jordan White adds Walter Camp honor to All-American resume". Retrieved 8 December 2011. 
  12. ^ Couch, Graham. "Jordan White is WMU football's first 'consensus All-American' after Associated Press taps Broncos' senior wideout". Retrieved 15 December 2011. 
  13. ^ "Jordan White". NFL Draft Scout. Archived from the original on 29 April 2012. Retrieved 29 April 2012. 
  14. ^ Allen, Eric (28 April 2012). "Round 7: S Antonio Allen, WR Jordan White". New York Jets. Archived from the original on 29 April 2012. Retrieved 29 April 2012. 
  15. ^ Vrentas, Jenny (1 June 2012). "Jets seventh-round pick Jordan White fractures bone in foot, out until training camp". The Star-Ledger. Archived from the original on 1 June 2012. Retrieved 1 June 2012. 
  16. ^ Vrentas, Jenny (14 June 2012). "Jets sign seventh-round pick Jordan White". The Star-Ledger. Archived from the original on 14 June 2012. Retrieved 14 June 2012. 
  17. ^ Lange, Randy (31 August 2012). "Final 7 Cuts Announced, Roster's Now at 53". New York Jets. Archived from the original on 31 August 2012. Retrieved 31 August 2012. 
  18. ^ Jets Media Relations Department (1 September 2012). "Jets Announce Roster, Practice Squad Moves". New York Jets. Archived from the original on 1 September 2012. Retrieved 1 September 2012. 
  19. ^ Jets Media Relations Department (28 September 2012). "CB Walls Signed to P-Squad; White Released". The Star-Ledger. Archived from the original on 29 September 2012. Retrieved 29 September 2012. 
  20. ^ Orr, Conor (2 October 2012). "Jets sign free agent RB/FB Lex Hilliard". The Star-Ledger. Archived from the original on 2 October 2012. Retrieved 2 October 2012. 
  21. ^ Florio, Mike (22 November 2012). "Jets promote three from practice squad". ProFootballTalk. Archived from the original on 22 November 2012. Retrieved 22 November 2012. 
  22. ^ Jets Staff (4 August 2013). "Jets Release Two Players, Sign Three". New York Jets. Archived from the original on 5 August 2013. Retrieved 4 August 2013. 
  23. ^ "Player: Jordan White". NCAA. Retrieved 9 February 2012. 

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