Tracy White

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Tracy White
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White during 2011 NFL season
No. -- Free agent
Position: Linebacker
Personal information
Date of birth: (1981-04-14) April 14, 1981 (age 35)
Place of birth: Charleston, South Carolina
Height: 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Weight: 234 lb (106 kg)
Career information
High school: Timberland (St. Stephen, South Carolina)
College: Howard
Undrafted: 2003
Career history
Career highlights and awards
  • 3× All-MEAC (2000–2002)
  • 2× MEAC Defensive P.O.Y. (2001–2002)
  • Buchanan Award finalist (2001–2002)
Career NFL statistics as of 2012
Tackles: 187
Sacks: 1.0
Interceptions: 1
Fumbles recovered: 3
Pass deflections: 5
Player stats at

Tracy Donnel White (born April 14, 1981) is an American football linebacker who is currently a free agent. He was signed by the Seattle Seahawks as an undrafted free agent in 2003. He played college football at Howard.

White has also been a member of the Jacksonville Jaguars, Green Bay Packers, Philadelphia Eagles, and New England Patriots.

Early years[edit]

White was born in Charleston, South Carolina. He attended Timberland High School in St. Stephen, South Carolina, and played linebacker and kicker on his high school football team. He also participated in wrestling and track and field.

College career[edit]

White started all 44 games played at Howard University and led the team each season in tackles, becoming the school's all-time leader with 500, to go along with 22 sacks and six interceptions. As a junior, he was named the Black College Defensive Player of the Year. He was twice named Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference Defensive Player of the Year and was a three-time All-MEAC selection. Following the 2002 season, White played in the East–West Shrine Game, the only Division I-AA player to participate that year. While at Howard University, White became a member of Phi Beta Sigma fraternity.

Professional career[edit]

Pre-draft measurables
Ht Wt Arm length Hand size 40-yd dash 10-yd split 20-yd split 20-ss 3-cone Vert Broad BP
5 ft 11 in 228 lb 32 in 9 78 in 4.54 s 31 in
Measurables were taken at Pro Day.[1]

Seattle Seahawks[edit]

After being undrafted in the 2003 NFL Draft, White signed with the Seattle Seahawks on May 1, 2003. After spending two seasons with the Seahawks, in which he saw mostly special teams work, he was waived on September 3, 2005.

Jacksonville Jaguars[edit]

White was immediately claimed off waivers by the Jacksonville Jaguars. He played in 15 games, again mostly on special teams. On December 28, before the season finale, he was placed on the injured reserve list with an ankle injury. The Jaguars did not offer him a contract for the next season, making him a free agent.

Green Bay Packers[edit]

White signed with the Green Bay Packers on March 17, 2006. On March 16, 2008, White re-signed with the Packers to a two-year contract after visits with the Denver Broncos and Pittsburgh Steelers. The contract was worth $1.8 million and the deal included a $250,000 signing bonus.

White became an unrestricted free agent after the 2007 season but was re-signed by the Packers on March 25, 2008. He was released by the Packers on October 7 after practice squad linebacker Danny Lansanah was promoted to the active roster.

Philadelphia Eagles[edit]

On October 14, 2008, the Philadelphia Eagles signed White to a two-year contract. He was primarily used as a special-teams player. He re-signed with the Eagles on July 31, 2010 to a one-year contract.[2]

New England Patriots[edit]

On September 4, 2010, the Eagles traded White to the New England Patriots for an undisclosed late round pick in the 2012 NFL Draft. Playing in 16 games, all as a reserve, White finished second on the team with 18 special teams tackles.[3]


  1. ^ "Tracy White prospect profile". NFL. Archived from the original on May 1, 2003. 
  2. ^ Wulf, Bo (July 31, 2010). "White Rejoins Team, Arrington Passes Physical". Retrieved 2010-07-31. 
  3. ^ Reiss, Mike (2011-01-05). "Slater leads way on special teams". Retrieved 2011-01-05. 

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