2009 FIRST-TEAM ACADEMIC ALL-AMERICAN
2009 SEASON (SENIOR): Four-year letterwinner finished his Spartan career ranked among MSU's all-time leaders in receptions (12th with 116), touchdown receptions (15th with 10) and with receiving yards (16th with 1,674 yards) . . . dependable receiver played a major role in MSU's offensive game plan as he started in 2008 and 2009 . . . played in 40 career games with 18 starts . . . earned first-team Academic All-America honors for his 3.89 GPA in human biology, becoming the program's first Academic All-America first-team selection since 1993 . . . named first-team All-Big Ten by the coaches and second team by the media . . . selected as one of four team captains in a vote by his teammates and coaches . . . recipient of MSU's Downtown Coaches Club Award for most outstanding senior offensive player . . . former walk-on was awarded a scholarship prior to the 2008 season . . . was tied for first in the Big Ten with nine TD receptions in 2009 . . . also ranked third in the conference in receiving yards (76.2 ypg) and receptions (5.4 pg) . . . ranked 35th nationally in receiving yards per game and 40th (tied) in receptions per game . . . led team in catches (70), receiving yards (990) and touchdowns (9); all of those marks are among MSU's Top 10 single-season leaders . . . the nine TD catches are fourth most in an MSU season, the 70 receptions rank second and the 990 receiving yards rank seventh . . . led the team with 260 yards after the catch (YAC) during the regular season . . . in addition to his Academic All-America honors, was named to the CoSIDA Academic All-District IV First Team . . . one of only 14 players in program history to earn Academic All-Big Ten honors four straight years . . . named one of 12 finalists for the Wuerffel Trophy (presented to college football player who best combines exemplary community service with outstanding academic & athletic achievement) . . . also nominated for the Rudy Award (character, courage, contribution and commitment) . . . was selected to participate in the East-West Shrine Game . . . 46 of his 70 catches resulted in either a first down or a touchdown . . . had 15 receptions for 20-plus yards, including five of his TD catches . . . caught at least one pass in his final 24 games . . . had four 100-yard receiving games in 2009 and had six in his career . . . caught six passes for 114 yards, including an 8-yard TD grab in the third quarter, in the 2010 Valero Alamo Bowl vs. Texas Tech . . . also had a 49-yard reception in the game that helped set up the touchdown . . . led team with six catches for 70 yards against Western Michigan . . . credited with 95 receiving yards on three catches vs. Iowa, including a 30-yard TD grab with 1:37 left in the game that gave MSU a 13-9 lead . . . was officially awarded 27 receiving yards after catching a Brian Linthicum pitch on a hook-and-lateral play late in the fourth quarter against the Hawkeyes; the play, which totaled 38 yards and gave MSU a first down on a third-and-18 play, set up White's 30-yard TD . . . named Big Ten Co-Offensive Player of the Week and National Wide Receiver of the Week by the College Football Performance Awards after recording career highs in both catches (12) and receiving yards (186) against Northwestern . . . matched his career best with two touchdown grabs (22 and 47 yards) vs. the Wildcats . . . the 12 catches (fourth) and 186 receiving yards (10th) rank among the top single-game totals in Spartan history . . . the 186 receiving yards are also the highest single-game figure in the Big Ten and the 26th-best single-game total in the FBS this season . . . led MSU with four receptions for 50 yards at Illinois . . . caught six passes for 49 yards in the win over Michigan . . . tied a career high with two touchdowns (30 yards and 17 yards) at Notre Dame . . . finished with six receptions for 75 yards against the Irish . . . collected his second straight 100-yard receiving game with 105 yards on seven catches vs. Central Michigan . . . recorded nine receptions for 162 yards vs. Montana State . . . also caught a career-best two TDs vs. the Bobcats . . . led the team in 2008 in receptions (43) and ranked second in receiving yards (659) . . . has been accepted into the University of Detroit Mercy's School of Dentistry.
2008 SEASON (JUNIOR): Honorable mention All-Big Ten selection by the head coaches and media . . . second-team All-Big Ten pick by Phil Steele . . . presented Big Ten Distinguished Scholar Award . . . Academic All-Big Ten selection for the third straight year . . . presented MSU's Biggie Munn Award as the team's most inspirational player . . . appeared in all 13 games in 2008, including five starting assignments at split end . . . led the team in receptions (43) and ranked second in receiving yards (659) . . . finished second in the Big Ten in conference games with 71.0 receiving yards per game . . . ranked ninth overall in the Big Ten in receiving yards (50.7 ypg.) . . . 30 of his 43 catches (70 percent) went for either first downs or a touchdown, including 13 on third down and one on fourth down . . . had 10 receptions for 20-plus yards . . . caught four passes for 31 yards vs. Georgia in the 2009 Capital One Bowl . . . had a career-high eight catches for 71 yards at Penn State . . . posted his second-straight 100-receiving game with seven receptions for a career-best 164 yards vs. Wisconsin, as MSU rallied from an 11-point fourth-quarter deficit for a 25-24 victory . . . had two catches for 52 yards on MSU's game-winning drive against the Badgers . . . recorded the first 100-yard receiving game of his career with four catches for 143 yards (35.8 avg.) at Michigan, including a 61-yard scoring strike from Brian Hoyer on a third-and-5 play on the game's opening drive . . . had six receptions for 47 yards vs. No. 12 Ohio State.
2007 SEASON (SOPHOMORE): Academic All-Big Ten selection . . . saw action in 10 games, primarily on special teams . . . had three catches for 25 yards vs. UAB . . . recorded a tackle at Iowa . . . named Scout Team Special Teams Player of the Week vs. Pittsburgh.
2006 SEASON (RED-SHIRT FRESHMAN): Academic All-Big Ten selection . . . appeared in four games in 2006, all on special teams . . . named Scout Team Offensive Player of the Week vs. Notre Dame.
2005 SEASON: Redshirted.
HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: Two-year starter for Coach Mike Boyd at Nouvel Catholic Central High School in Saginaw, Mich. . . . Associated Press honorable mention all-state selection in 2004 . . . had 63 receptions for 800 yards (12.7 avg.) and 10 touchdowns as a senior while helping NCC advance to the Division 5 state semifinals . . . two-year starter at guard for the Panthers' basketball team, who averaged 16 points and 10 rebounds as a senior . . . earned three letters as a pitcher and first baseman on the NCC baseball team . . . second-team all-state selection in baseball as a senior . . . earned all-district, all-region and all-academic honors in baseball in 2005 . . . his lead-off triple ignited a seven-run fourth inning in the 2005 Division 3 state championship game, as NCC rallied from a 5-0 deficit for a 7-6 victory over Homer . . . went 2-for-4, scored a run and recorded the save in the 2005 state finals as NCC snapped Homer's national-record 75-game winning streak . . . tossed a two-hit, complete game in NCC's 5-1 win over Leroy Pine River in the Division 3 semifinals . . . threw a five-hit, complete game to give NCC a 9-1 victory over Birch Run in the 2005 regional finals . . . son of Kim and Vicki White . . . mother Vicki LeFevre White earned All-America honors as a swimmer at Michigan State . . . his cousin, Jessica LeFevre, was a four-year starter on the Spartan softball team . . . born Feb. 20, 1987 . . . majoring in human biology.
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