White at Redskins training camp in 2011.
No. 98 Saskatchewan Roughriders
|Date of birth:November 25, 1987|
|Place of birth: West Palm Beach, Florida|
|High school: Lake Worth (FL) Leonard|
|College: Florida State|
|NFL Draft: 2011 / Round: 7 / Pick: 224|
|Debuted in 2011 for the Washington Redskins|
Career NFL statistics as of Week 17, 2012
Markus White (born November 25, 1987) is an American football defensive end and linebacker who is currently playing for the Saskatchewan Roughriders. He was drafted by the Washington Redskins in the seventh round of the 2011 NFL Draft. He played college football at Florida State University. Prior to playing for Florida State, he played one season at Butler Community College where he received the NJCAA national player of the year.
High school career
Regarded as a two-star recruit by Rivals.com, White was not ranked among the best defensive end prospects of his class. He had offers from Akron, Florida Atlantic, Western Michigan, before committing to Rutgers. However, White did not manage to qualify academically, and transferred to Butler Community College.
At Butler Community College, White became a nationally recognized defensive lineman. He set a school record with 24.5 sacks which led the nation, as did his six forced fumbles, and also amassed 97 tackles, of which 39 were behind the line of scrimmage. White was named the NJCAA national player of the year in his lone season at Butler, which went 12-0 and shared the national title after routing No. 1 Snow College.
Now a five-star junior college recruit, White received numerous offers before committing to Florida State. He begin his career with the Seminoles as back-up for Everette Brown, before taking over as starter in 2009.
2011 NFL Combine
|Ht||Wt||Arm length||Hand size||40-yd dash||10-yd split||20-yd split||20-ss||3-cone||Vert||Broad||BP|
|6 ft 4 in||266 lb||333⁄8 in||10 in||4.93 s||1.72 s||2.79 s||4.51 s||7.25 s||32.5 in||9 ft 9 in||14 reps|
|All values from NFL Combine|
Washington Redskins (2011)
White was drafted in seventh round of the 2011 NFL Draft by the Washington Redskins. He was converted from a defensive end to an outside linebacker along with fellow rookie Ryan Kerrigan. He was made the third-string left outside linebacker behind fellow rookie Ryan Kerrigan and Lorenzo Alexander. At the end of the 2011 season, White played a total of two games primarily on special teams.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers (2012)
Washington Redskins (2012)
On September 18, 2012, White was claimed by the Redskins from the practice squad of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, after the season-ending injury of fellow linebacker Brian Orakpo. He was released on October 9, 2012, to make room on the roster for Mario Addison.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers (2012−2013)
White was re-signed to the Buccaneers' practice squad on October 11. He was signed to the active roster two days later. The Buccaneers released him on October 18. Two days later he was signed to the practice squad.
On November 14, White was promoted to the active roster again to replace Quincy Black, who was placed on injured reserve. He was waived on November 17 and signed to the practice squad for a fourth time. On December 22, once again White was promoted to the active roster after Aaron Morgan was placed on injured reserve. On August 26, 2013, he was waived by the Buccaneers.
Saskatchewan Roughriders (2014)
White signed a free agent contract with the Riders in May, 2014
- NFL Combine Profile
- NFL Draft Scout
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- "Roster Review: Outside Linebackers". Redskins.com. Retrieved 2012-03-12.
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- Tinsman, Brian (August 31, 2012). "Hightower, Kehl Among 53-Man Roster Cuts". Redskins.com. Retrieved 2012-09-01.
- Tandler, Rich (September 3, 2012). "Redskins announce practice squad". CSNWashington.com. Retrieved 2012-09-04.
- Jones, Mike (September 18, 2012). "Redskins re-sign linebacker Markus White". WashingtonPost.com. Retrieved 2012-09-18.
- Tinsman, Brian (September 18, 2012). "Worthington, White Signed To Bolter Defense". Redskins.com. Retrieved 2012-09-18.
- Campbell, Rich (September 18, 2012). "LB Markus White, DL Doug Worthington to replace Brian Orakpo, Adam Carriker on Redskins' roster". WashingtonTimes.com. Retrieved 2012-09-18.
- Tinsman, Brian (October 9, 2012). "Redskins Release Cundiff, Sign Forbath". Redskins.com. Retrieved 2012-10-09.
- "White Gets the Call Again". Buccaneers.com. November 14, 2012. Retrieved 2012-12-29.
- "White Returns to Active Roster as Morgan Heads to I.R.". Buccaneers.com. December 22, 2012. Retrieved 2012-12-29.
- "Bucs Add TE Shanahan, Begin Roster Reduction". Buccaneers.com. August 26, 2013. Retrieved September 1, 2013.
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