Corey White

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Corey White
No. -- Free agent
Position: Cornerback
Personal information
Date of birth: May 9, 1990 (1990-05-09) (age 25)
Place of birth: Dunwoody, Georgia
Height: 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Weight: 210 lb (95 kg)
Career information
High school: Dunwoody (GA)
College: Samford
NFL draft: 2012 / Round: 5 / Pick: 162
Career history
Career NFL statistics as of Week 10, 2015
Tackles: 131
Quarterback sacks: 1.0
Pass deflections: 18
Interceptions: 4
Forced Fumbles: 2
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Corey White (born May 9, 1990) is an American football cornerback, currently a free agent of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football for Samford University.

Early years[edit]

White was born in Dunwoody, Georgia and attended Dunwoody High School, before accepting a scholarship to play college football for Samford University.

As a senior he caught the attention from professional scouts with his strong performances in Samford's occasional games against major college opponents and at the NFL Scouting Combine.[1]

Professional career[edit]

New Orleans Saints[edit]

White was selected by the New Orleans Saints in the fifth round (162nd) of the 2012 NFL draft.[2] On July 2, he signed a four-year contract.

He was active in 10 games and started 4 of them in his rookie season, as he registered 31 tackles with 1 interception. The next year he played in all of the games and started 6 due to injuries in the secondary, playing well at cornerback, while recording 41 tackles, 1 interception and 1 forced fumble.

In December 2014, White was moved from cornerback to free safety after Jairus Byrd and Rafael Bush were placed on the injured reserve list. He ended the season with 53 tackles, 2 interceptions and a forced fumble. On March 13, 2015, he was waived after starting 19 out of 41 games.[3]

Dallas Cowboys[edit]

White was claimed by the Dallas Cowboys on March 14, 2015. He showed promised in preseason playing at safety and nickel corner. In the fifth game of the season against the New England Patriots, he passed Tyler Patmon and took over the team's nickel corner role, until the eighth game of the season against the Philadelphia Eagles, when he was declared inactive and replaced by Patmon. On November 17, he was released to make room for cornerback Deji Olatoye.


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