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Matt White 17
Matt White

Class:
Graduated

Hometown:
Keller, Texas

High School:
Keller

Height / Weight:
6-0 / 195

Position:
Safety

Experience:
3L

Major:
Industrial Engineering


• 2010 - 2nd-Team Academic All-Big 12

2013 OUTLOOK

Veteran performer with starting experience who will look to challenge for the starting role in camp at strong safety ... Begins the fall listed at No. 1 on the depth chart at that position.

2012 SEASON

Played in all 12 games as a junior, and totaled 23 tackles (15 solo) on the season, including pair of pass break ups ... Notched a season-high five tackles against eventual BCS champ Alabama ... Also broke up one pass against the Tide ... Had four tackles late in the year against Syracuse, including a half-tackle for loss ... Ended the season with a three-tackle outing at Texas A&M, the same that he opened the season with against Southeastern Louisiana ... Registered two-tackle outings against Georgia and Arizona State, and had single-tackle games against Central Florida, Vanderbilt (adding a pass breakup against the Commodores), Florida and Tennessee.

2011 SEASON

Made solid contributions at free safety, as he recorded a career-best 47 tackles in 13 games, while making 5 starts ... Recorded four tackles in the team's opener, his first career start, with two of those coming as solo tackles ... Recorded two tackles against Arizona State ... had an assisted tackle and a pass breakup vs. WIU ... posted six tackles - four solo - in Mizzou's loss at Oklahoma ... recorded three solo stops against Iowa State ... had five tackles against Oklahoma State, three of which were solo, while also breaking up a pass ... assisted on four tackles against Texas A&M ... totaled seven tackles at Baylor, five of which were solo ... also added a tackle for loss ... posted three tackles against Texas Tech...

2010 SEASON

Saw action in all 13 games, making 18 tackles ... Recorded a season-best 5 tackles against Miami (Ohio) ... Had a pair of stops vs. Colorado and made a tackle in each of the next two games (vs. Texas A&M and Oklahoma) .. Had a 2-stop game against Texas Tech and added a pair of tackles in the shutout of Iowa State and also made 2 stops vs. Iowa in the bowl game.

2009 SEASON

Showed himself to be a very fluid athlete throughout the course of the year as he worked hard during practices while gaining an opportunity to further develop his physical skills in a redshirt season.

HIGH SCHOOL

Won team MVP honors as a senior for his season that included 58 tackles and seven interceptions ... Also earned Second-Team All-State honors as a safety in Class 5A, and took home First-Team All-District honors on the field, while earning Academic All-State mention for his work in the classroom ... Was a two-time team captain ... Ended his prep career in style, as he made a season-high 10 tackles and grabbed two interceptions to help lead his team to a 21-13 win over Fossil Ridge, that sewed up a 7-3 season for Keller ... Notched 46 tackles and two interceptions as a junior, while making 40 tackles and grabbing two interceptions as a sophomore during the 2006 season ... High school coach - Kevin Atkinson.

PERSONAL

Parents - Edward & Roslyn White ... Outstanding student who is a member of the National Honor Society ... Is majoring in industrial engineering at Mizzou ... Lists playing video games as his primary hobby to relax ... Chose Mizzou over California, Boston College, TCU and SMU, among others ... Lists the facilities at Mizzou, as well as the general campus atmosphere, and the engineering school curriculum as major drawing points to MU.

WHITE'S CAREER STATS
Year GP-GS Tackles UA-A TFL-Yds. PBU
2010 13-0 18 10-8 0.0-0 2
2011 13-5 47 28-19 1.5-7 4
Career 26-5 65 28-19 1.5-7 6