|94 Johnathon White|
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Slated to open senior year with an opportunity to close career as a two-year starter … Currently projected as the top field end in the Pirates’ 3-4 scheme this fall after strong back-to-back campaigns as a sophomore and junior vaulted him into a full-time role on the two-deep … Rapid development process has also facilitated honors candidacy at the conference level … A Preseason All-American Athletic Conference selection (third-team) by Phil Steele Magazine … A sizeable, strong and mobile talent who has demonstrated progress and growth, both on the field and in the strength and conditioning program … Has played in 31 career games (eight starts) and has logged multiple stops on 15 occasions … Overall, has netted 60 tackles, including seven for lost yardage, and eight quarterback hurries … Was not credited with any statistics during the first spring scrimmage (March 28) or Purple-Gold Game (April 18), but posted four stops - including a six-yard sack - in the second outing on April 11 … Shoulder pain slowed off-season strength and conditioning work, but still produced a back squat of 625 pounds, a power clean of 320 pounds, a bench press of 365 pounds, a vertical leap of 27.5” and a 40 time of 5.03 during testing phase to highlight notables.
2014: Started seven of 12 games (DNP vs. Tulane) ... Recorded 31 tackles (nine solo) ... Booked multiple stops on seven occasions ... Stood sixth on the team with 4.5 tackles for lost yardage for 20 yards (1.0/N.C. Central, 2.0/Virginia Tech, 1.0/North Carolina, 0.5/SMU) ... Team leader with six quarterback hurries (two/Virginia Tech, two/North Carolina, one/SMU, one/Cincinnati) ... Intercepted first career pass at Cincinnati (one-yard return) … Registered a career-high seven tackles (two solo) at Virginia Tech ... Tallied at least four stops on four occasions ... Teamed up with Terry Williams on a 13-yard sack of Michael Brewer (VT) in the third quarter for only quarterback drop of year … Forced first career fumble in opener against N.C. Central (recovered by Joe Allely) … Other hit totals of note include six vs. Bearcats, four vs. Mustangs and three each vs. Eagles and Gamecocks … Did not record any statistics against USF, Connecticut, Temple, UCF or Florida (Birmingham Bowl) … Considered a key contributor to a unit that held six opponents to less than 100 yards rushing (N.C. Central/70, Virginia Tech/91, SMU/51, USF/93, Connecticut/84, Temple/65) in games played and ranked 11th nationally in rush defense (111.8 ypg) ... Part of a Pirate defense that allowed just 32 fourth quarter points in American Athletic Conference action (outscoring opponents 109-32).
2013: Appeared in all 13 games as a reserve defensive lineman, but did make one start (vs. Marshall in the regular season finale) ... Tallied 22 tackles (10 solo) ... Booked multiple stops six times with a season-best five against the Thundering Herd in only start ... Recorded first collegiate sack at FIU (-13 yards) before adding second drop against Ohio (-6) in the Beef ‘O’ Brady’s Bowl ... Credited with two quarterback hurries (Southern Miss, Ohio) and one pass breakup (NC State) ... Booked at least one tackle in 11 of 13 contests ... Other contests of note include three-hit efforts vs. Southern Miss and UAB … Posted a season-best two solo stops against Blazers, Wolfpack and Bobcats … Averaged 3.0 tackles per game over the last four contests (1.1 tpg in first nine tilts) … Member of a defensive unit that held six of 12 opponents to 100 or less rushing yards and six opponents to 17 or fewer points.
2012: Played in six contests as a redshirt freshman, coming off the bench as a reserve end against Appalachian State, Southern Miss, North Carolina, UTEP, Memphis and UAB … Did not experience action in any contest after Oct. 20 (at UAB) … Booked seven tackles, two coming as solo hits (ASU and UAB) … Established a career-best with four stops against Memphis … Other multiple-tackle effort came against the Mountaineers in the opener (two) … Registered other hit against Blazers … Recorded one stop for lost yardage (Memphis) … Six of the seven tackles came on rush plays.
2011: Made admirable contributions to the scout team as a redshirt freshman during true rookie campaign … Inked with the Pirates during the traditional February signing period.
High School: A three-time 4-A All-Piedmont Triad Conference selection … A honorable mention selection to the Winston-Salem Journal’s 2010 All-Northwest squad … Helped guide the Bison to a 9-5 overall record and an appearance in the third round of the North Carolina High School Athletic Association (NCHSAA) playoffs … Tallied 72 tackles, including 33 solo hits, during senior season … Booked a season-best 10 tackles in final high school game, a 18-15 playoff defeat to Davie County … Named the team’s most valuable defensive lineman as a senior … Returned an interception 52 yards for a score in a season-opening overtime win over R.J. Reynolds … Helped team to a 9-4 overall record with a 4-2 mark in Piedmont Triad 4-A action as a junior … Advanced to the second round of the NCHSAA playoffs during junior campaign … Head coach at High Point Central was Wayne Jones … Also played basketball for the Bison.
Personal: Full name is Johnathon Devone White, but prefers to go by “J” … Born March 2, 1993 at Washington, D.C. … Hobbies include singing and video games … A criminal justice major.