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#50 Chris White
Position: LB
Height: 6'4"
Weight: 245
Year: Senior
Hometown: Vancleave, MS
Other College: Mississippi Gulf Coast CC
Experience: 1 Letter
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CAREER: 
Had an immediate impact as he started all 12 games for the Bulldogs in his first season on campus ... Finished the year third on the team with 75 tackles from his outside linebacker spot ... Made the switch this spring to his natural middle linebacker position ... Enrolled at Mississippi State in January 2009 ... Outstanding junior college linebacker from the Mississippi JUCO system.

2009: 
Earned starts in all 12 games during his first season on campus ... Finished the year with 75 total tackles, four tackles for loss and three pass breakups ... Posted a career-high nine stops against Houston ... Recorded eight tackles against both Kentucky and Alabama ... Posted seven stops against Middle Tennessee, Georgia Tech and Vanderbilt ... Also credited with two tackles for loss against the Blue Raiders.

JUNIOR COLLEGE: 
Named first-team all-America and first-team all-Region XXIII by the National Junior College Athletic Association following his sophomore season . . . Selected the Mississippi Most Valuable Player in the inaugural Mississippi Bowl, which pitted Mississippi Gulf Coast against Georgia Military Institute, two of the premier junior college programs in the country . . . In addition to being a stalwart on defense for MGCCC in that game, he caught a touchdown pass as a blocking back in a short yardage situation . . . Led his junior college team to back-to-back state junior college championships, making 204 total tackles . . . Had four pass interceptions and four fumble recoveries, returning three for touchdown . . . Helped head coach Steve Campbell’s Gulf Coast team to a 10-2 record and to a No.4 finish in the final NJCAA poll . . . Recorded more than 100 tackles on the season for the Bulldogs . . . Picked up a fumble and returned it 41 yards for a touchdown against Pearl River Community College in the state title game . . . Returned another fumble 81 yards for a score . . . Also intercepted two passes . . .  Named first-team pre-season all-America by the National Junior College Athletic Association prior to his sophomore season for head coach Steve Campbell’s Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College team  . . . Led MGCCC to the junior college national championship, playing middle linebacker, during his freshman season . . . Totaled 87 tackles for the Bulldogs that year, earning second-team all-state recognition . . . Also had a pair of interceptions and scored two touchdowns . . . Credited with running a 4.52-second 40-yard dash by recruiting web site ESPN.com . . . Other top scholarship offer:  South Florida . . . Committed to MSU in August 2008.  

 

HIGH SCHOOL: 
Selected to play in the Mississippi/Alabama High School All-Star game following his senior prep season . . . Started for four years for head coach Jim Bloomfield at Vancleave (Miss.) High School . . . Made 267 total tackles during his high school career, with 20 tackles for loss, 13.5 of which were quarterback sacks . . . Had eight fumble recoveries and a pair of pass interceptions, one he returned for touchdown . . . Helped guide the Bulldogs into the first round of the state playoffs his final three seasons . . . Selected Region 7 most valuable player following his senior campaign . . . Also rushed for 604 yards and 10 touchdowns on offense . . . Named both the team’s offensive and defensive most valuable player as a senior . . .    

 

PERSONAL: 
Born Christopher Andrew White, 1/15/89, in Mobile, Ala. . . . Son of Mr. and Mrs. Nicholas Myrick.

 

 

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