And what running back is White looking forward most in tackling? Breakout star? Devin spent his early years in Grandville, Michigan, which was a suburb of Grand Rapids. I can get better, and I can be even higher, even though I'm already at the top. When White checked his mare into Farr Park, the manager, Melissa Wood, said she didn’t know who he was. But he seems like a grounded guy and hopefully will manage his money well. Commenting on his new training regime with his dad, Devin said: "I mean, I had YouTubed players doing this sort of stuff. Shaw’s grandson, Xavious (nicknamed X-man), would bring along his classmate, Devin White, who had shot up to six feet tall by the sixth grade and already could dunk a basketball. “It was a long ride back,” White said. Devin White may have the Los Vegas Raiders wishing they took him with the fourth pick in the 2019 NFL Draft. “I never had a kid that talented, and I didn’t want him to miss out.”. David and Devin, father and son, are on an elevated level of understanding – at a high degree not many fighters could understand. No, White had always been too big for even one of Louisiana’s smallest cities to hide. "I know they will. Recruiting reporters were calling from Rivals, 247Sports, Scout, Bleacher Report. ESPN draft analyst Mel Kiper has White ranked as his No. One time, Branch said, a team tried to squib-kick a ball past White on special teams, and he jumped, snatched it with one hand and carried it down the sideline for a touchdown. 40 jersey twice. ” Ware recalled them saying. You see all this ability, and you want him to do everything right, right now. Devin White gifts his mom a new car; Former LSU linebacker reflects on draft decision, future, BY BROOKS KUBENA | bkubena@theadvocate.com. SEATTLE — Patriots running back James White’s father, Tyrone, was killed in an automobile accident in South Florida on Sunday, the Broward Sheriff’s Office confirmed to the Globe. And all the hype and expectation were cast onto the shoulders of a teenager. Devin White was the SEC leader in total tackles and was the fastest linebacker at the NFL Combine. He mentioned that he has already received multiple endorsement deals. Devin White attended North Webster High School in Springhill, Louisiana where he played high school football as a stand out linebacker and running back.. White was a controversial recruit out of high school, having multiple run-ins with police. Join Facebook to connect with Devin White and others you may know. Teammate gives clue, Devin White chases ball carriers, not trends, as he prepares for Fiesta Bowl and NFL draft decision, Ex-LSU star Devin White pens emotional post after his 'first love,' pet horse Daisy Mae dies. A few thousand jobs, Springhill mayor Carroll Breaux said, were eliminated. Other questions:subscriberservices@theadvocate.com. The area continued to produce athletes — like 1988 NFL Rookie of the Year John Stephens and Kansas City Chiefs running back Charcandrick West — but no one produced the same public fanfare of Crow or Carr. It is with deep sorrow that we announce the death of Devin J. Linebackers, particularly inside linebackers, hardly ever reach that speed. But he was twice as good as we’d heard, and he was good to begin with. White said there was a point where he even said, "forget the video, I'm going back to school.". White (Summit Argo, Illinois), who passed away on February 10, 2020, at the age of 25, leaving to mourn family and friends. Mr. White waived his right to a speedy preliminary hearing within 10 days and will have a forensic psychiatry exam prior to the court hearing any additional request for bail. FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — A Florida man has been charged in a traffic crash that killed a longtime police captain who was the father of New England Patriots running back James White… We lost people who moved away.”. “Being in a small town,” White said, “a lot of people like to rely on hope.”. Taking stock of LSU football in the era of Ed Orgeron, Who is LSU's leader? What's their draft projection. Houston asked Shaw to help persuade White. 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Kinda like, 'It don't matter where I get picked. ... Pat Sajak and a 'Wheel of Fortune' contestant traded the goofiest dad jokes about fencing. Under the flashing caution light on Highway 371, past a hollowed and weed-infested church, rests the single-wide trailer where the stepbrothers once shared a room. Early Sunday afternoon, Devin White gifted his mother a new car. White watched Clemson rout Alabama 44-16 in the College Football Playoff national championship, and he feels like "LSU is right there" to compete with the Tide. He attended Moss Point High School in Moss Point, Mississippi and played in the 2014 McDonald's All-American Game, before spending one season playing college basketball for the University of Kentucky. How would I be able to get you to the trail ride if you’re not at the football game?”. Over the next two years White dominated the little-league fields of northern Louisiana — scoring so many touchdowns as a running back, Shaw said, that they had to carry around his birth certificate to prove White was only 10 years old. In 1974, the Baltimore Colts drafted Cotton Valley High School graduate Roger Carr No. “Who knows? ... 'Hey daddy… In White's interview, he said his mother drove her old car from their home in Cotton Valley to every game he played in college. ", So thankful for the sacrifices that you made for me, you always went without so I could have the nicest things, this is a appreciation gift, It do not amount to all the things you have done for me but you do deserve it, Enjoy and I love you with everything in me ♥️🙏🏾🤠 pic.twitter.com/rYouIO29Ch. Police have released new details on the car crash that killed the father of New England Patriots star James White and left his mother with life-threatening injuries. 2018-10-21T02:44:51.000Z. Blanton said he was sometimes criticized for his radio broadcasts, with some people saying, “You know, Bruce, there are other people on the team besides Devin.”. Over the next three seasons, TV trucks, college scout caravans and curious out-of-towners followed the lumber trucks down Main Street to see the phenom on Friday nights. I’m going to Cotton Valley.’ ”. More than once, he added, White would “just run slam over the opposition” instead of trying to avoid them while running the ball. ... White's teammate Devin McCourty ran to … 4 overall prospect. Within 10 minutes, Houston said, White’s phone rang 15 times. Houston said they planned to leave the camp early to catch another at Alabama, but Ensminger asked them to stay a little longer and meet then-head coach Les Miles. What's the key issue? But in the summer of 2009, Shaw was approached by a persistent little-league coach, Shaun Houston, who had seen White “put half his forearm” over the rim at a recent open gym and desperately wanted him to join his new football team. June 2, 2019 7:29 pm ET. “But knowing I had her in the back of the truck, I really couldn’t complain.”. He turned out to be better than anybody’d imagined.”. LSU linebacker Devin White takes a selfie with fans on Victory Hill before the Rice game on Saturday, November 17, 2018, outside Tiger Stadium in Baton Rouge, La. Please accept Echovita’s sincere condolences. Together, White and Houston are in the early stages of creating a nonprofit foundation that supports young athletes in financial need  called “Believe.”. I love Devin White, but I hope he doesn't fall into the trap of lavish spending. LSU’s top linebacker Devin White will be suspended for the first half of the Tigers matchup with Alabama after being called for targeting against Mississippi State. The Advocate breaks down the essentials, LSU makes cut in AP preseason poll; see where Tigers, others rank, Mom knows best: Don't assume LSU star Devin White will leave early for NFL draft, Experts: Two LSU football players could go in 1st round of 2019 NFL Draft, LSU practice report, Aug. 20, 2018: After attending start of fall classes Monday, Tigers return to field, LSU's Devin White, Greedy Williams make ESPN's list of top 50 college football players, LSU storylines for 2018: Ed Orgeron, those quarterbacks, the tough slate and more, The Advocate's football preview: Breaking down LSU's 2018 schedule. “We heard how good he was when he was in junior high,” said Blanton, who called high school football games on KTKC-FM, 92.9. Share this article 146 shares share tweet text email link Colin Liotta. ATLANTA — After a sophomore season in which he led the SEC with 133 tackles, LSU linebacker Devin White has people talking. Blanton said White could tackle people by just sticking his arm out, “grab one of these little guys and throw 'em down.”. Other questions:subscriberservices@theadvocate.com. Devin J. One vehicle was discovered… For now, they’re handing out custom mouthpieces that have the word “Believe” printed on the front, promoting the foundation. Grandville was a town that was dominated by its white population. And next year, you can only go down, that's how high you are. Ware said he called Steve Ensminger, who was LSU’s tight end coach at the time and recruited the area. Ensminger, used to such calls, invited White to LSU’s football camp to see for himself. “After that,” Houston said, “everything changed.”. He made his announcement in a video released by the LSU athletic department on Jan. 14, the last day for underclassmen to declare for the draft. He was … Strengths. As he led Daisy Mae through the stable halls, the silence was only broken up by the snuffs of other horses in their pens. High school career. Blanton said it was easy to sell radio advertisements for the games on KTKC, and everywhere he went “there were people talking about (the game) who had listened to it on the radio.”, Blake Branch, a former sports editor at the Minden Press-Herald who is now on the North Webster coaching staff, said he always wanted to go to one of White’s games “because I wanted to see what he might do that night.”. "They're going to do everything that I wanted to come back and do next year," White said. “When I turn on that road, it’s like ‘Up, I’m going to Springhill. White played both running back and linebacker at North Webster, and the stories of his high school games often sound like fiction. re: Devin White buys mom a new Mercedes Posted by TexasTiger88 on 2/11/19 at 10:18 am to stratman Was listening to OTB this morning and they had Devin on as a guest. Afterward, White walked with Houston around the Mall of Louisiana — a 14-year-old with a scholarship offer to LSU. White was born on Saturday, September 24, 1994 and passed away on Monday, February 10, 2020. Even now, White said he sometimes rides Daisy Mae bareback beyond the picket fences, along the bike lanes of Highway 327, where people will stop their cars and take pictures. "So, that's why it was such a special moment, because of the type of person my mother is and how it was just so grateful for me to do something for her. Houston took White to the camp, where he said White ran a 4.45-second 40-yard dash. He first rode a horse at age 5, when he asked a friend down the street of his “country town” Louisiana neighborhood if he could give it a try. It’s an inspiration White said he wants to pay forward. Devin Haney struck a chord with many, but nothing he said is a new play in the game of boxing or life. Photo courtesy of NFL/Twitter LSU linebacker Devin White tends to his horse, Daisy Mae, Friday, August 17, 2018, at BREC's Farr Park in Baton Rouge, La. Heisman Trophy runner-up Bryce Love of Stanford and Outland Trophy winner Ed Oliver of Houston highlight The Associated Press preseason All-Am…. By 9, Devin was a state boxing champion. White had become so popular in Baton Rouge that when he’d purchased a cell phone plan, the AT&T employee offered a phone number that used his No. White said he still writes J.J.’s name on his cleats. Six LSU players heading to NFL combine; When will they be on field? Devin White couldn't hold back tears after his LB-best 40 time at the NFL combine. White is training for the NFL combine, which is in Indianapolis from Feb. 26 until March 4, and he predicted he would run a 40-yard dash time in the 4.4 to low-4.5 range. “(Miles) offered him on the spot,” Houston said. Tyrone White Sr., 59, was killed in an accident involving two vehicles around 1 p.m. Sunday in Cooper City, Florida, according to the Broward Sheriff’s Office. Inevitably, White’s anonymity at Farr Park didn’t last long either. Houston got his first box in mid-August, and White immediately texted, “Send me one now.”. Ware said White had “arms that were bigger than my legs” and that White ran the ball at least 70 times as a freshman running back, while also recording 110 tackles as the team’s starting linebacker. Last season, UCF's Shaquem Griffin broke the combine record for linebackers with a 4.38. “I told him, ‘Look, we’ve got this kid here,’ ” Ware recalled. Devin J. White said former LSU running back Leonard Fournette, which would become a possibility if White is not selected by the Jacksonville Jaguars with the No. — DEVIN WHITE 4️⃣0️⃣ (@DevinWhite__40) February 10, 2019. — Rick Stroud (@NFLSTROUD) October 8, 2020 The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are extremely thin at running back for Thursday night’s game against the Chicago Bears, and that forced … Another Devin White? Miami-Dade police Capt. Devin White recorded a 40-yard dash time of 4.42 seconds Sunday, the fastest mark in his position group. Lavonte David, right, and Devin White, left, together have 81 solo tackles and 116 combined -- the most of any linebacker duo this season. The Pittsburgh Steelers selected Bush in the first round (10th overall) of the 2019 NFL Draft.His father, Devin Bush, was also a first round (26th overall) pick in the 1995 NFL Draft. There was immense weight, Houston said, for White to rise from a lost and broken town. At times, it was too much of a phenomenon for a small town to handle. I still went back and forth. In the stock market of LSU football expectations, the question is whether to go short or bet on the long-term investment. He added 286 tackles, 8.5 sacks, nine interceptions at LSU. Devin Hervey, is all grown up, and there is no denying that he is a replica of his father, Ramon Hervey II. With mom and dad by his side, Devin chose Kentucky in the blue chip recruiting class that also included current NBA players Karl-Anthony Towns, Trey Lyles and Tyler Ulis. Houston was driving the bus, and he said the van flipped five times and threw nearly everyone from the vehicle, including J.J. White said he learned maturity from J.J. — his elder by six years, who accepted his new brother fully when his father, Willie Standokes, married White’s mother, Coesha, when White was 4 years old. Up until 1979, Springhill and the surrounding cities — Shongaloo, Sarepta and Cotton Valley — thrived economically from a paper mill under the International Paper Company. Hundreds of people ignored social distancing guidelines and partied their asses off at Devin White's "Trail Ride" charity event over the ... Evander Holyfield's Son My Dad's Ready to … Devin White amassed 5,000 rushing yards and 81 touchdowns in high school. Houston began sending White inspirational text messages, and even now, White will roll over in the early morning to the buzz of his cell phone. In White's interview, he said his mother drove her old car from their home in Cotton Valley to every game he played in college. While LSU’s Devin White is considered the top off-ball linebacker in ... Bush said exceeding his father’s accomplishments — Devin Sr. was … You have permission to edit this article. Six LSU players heading to NFL combine; When will they be on field? LSU didn't have a player selected in the first round of the 2018 NFL Draft. There was a problem saving your notification. “It was just a prosperous time.”. The former LSU linebacker is still a few months away from the NFL draft, but after signing with an agent and receiving a few marketing deals, White said he realized: "Oh, I got some money now. Houston defensive tackle Ed Oliver and LSU linebacker Devin White both own and ride horses, and Oliver said the two have even spent some time trading equine stories this week. View the profiles of people named Devin White. Cotton Valley’s population (980) has decreased 17.6 percent since 2000, and the town’s median household income ($25,995) is nearly half the median income of the state of Louisiana ($45,146). You have permission to edit this article. “Those big-paying jobs were no more. In a 51-47 playoff win over Patterson in 2014, Ware said White rushed for 400 yards, received for 100 more and scored six touchdowns. Devin visited his father during his summer holidays, in Moss Point, Mississippi, a place that had a significant black population. Me and Devin White are great matchups with running backs or faster guys that a lot of these bigger linebackers, 6' 2" or 6' 3", 250 pounds, can’t … He is an excellent run defender and … J’Marco Jewel Greenard, 19, died on June 11, 2011, when the rear, driver’s side tire of a church van blew out on a return trip from Texas. 25 in the AP preseason poll, which was released Monday morning. “Even myself, I was guilty of treating him like a grown man. Devin White's Biography With Birthday, Age, Height, Weight, Family, Nationality, Father, Mother, Siblings, Spouse, Kids, Wiki etc. But at the end of the day, I had to make a business decision.". ### On April 23, 2018, law enforcement was made aware of a troubling pattern of conduct and statements by student, Devin White, age 18, a senior at Mammoth Lakes High School. FATHER-AND-SON RELATIONSHIP. Sure, it’s unconventional – but it’s a working recipe. ESPN on Monday released its list of names it believes will be the 50 best players in college football this season. That is, until a super-sized kid’s affinity for horses lured him into the game of football. White said he only has four online classes to finish before earning his degree in sports administration, and he still Facetimes safety Grant Delpit and corner Kary Vincent. White and preseason All-American cornerback Greedy Williams both have one. 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