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. By 9, Devin was a state boxing champion. From Stadium Drive, Baton Rouge up to Main Street, Springhill, others rely on hope, too. I still went back and forth. 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. 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. "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. White played both running back and linebacker at North Webster, and the stories of his high school games often sound like fiction. There was immense weight, Houston said, for White to rise from a lost and broken town. 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. Devin Haney struck a chord with many, but nothing he said is a new play in the game of boxing or life. He is an excellent run defender and … He added 286 tackles, 8.5 sacks, nine interceptions at LSU. 2018-10-21T02:44:51.000Z. Devin White couldn't hold back tears after his LB-best 40 time at the NFL combine. Tampa Bay Buccaneers linebacker Devin White was the team’s first-round selection in the 2019 NFL Draft, going fifth overall, and for good reason. ", It has been nearly a month since White declared he would be foregoing his senior year for the NFL draft, where many projections have him pegged as a top 10 selection. 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 gifts his mom a new car; Former LSU linebacker reflects on draft decision, future, BY BROOKS KUBENA | bkubena@theadvocate.com. ### 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. 24 overall, and he went on to play 10 seasons in the NFL. LSU is ranked No. Devin Hervey, is all grown up, and there is no denying that he is a replica of his father, Ramon Hervey II. “But knowing I had her in the back of the truck, I really couldn’t complain.”. “I told him, ‘Look, we’ve got this kid here,’ ” Ware recalled. He was … But at the end of the day, I had to make a business decision.". At times, it was too much of a phenomenon for a small town to handle. Out of all my years in coaching, I’ve never had a (Division-I) player like this here.’ ”. ESPN on Monday released its list of names it believes will be the 50 best players in college football this season. LSU's Devin White, once a small-town Louisiana athlete, now chasing greatness, BY BROOKS KUBENA | bkubena@theadvocate.com, Rabalais: Go short or long term? He was still a kid.”. The mare dipped her dark head into the palm of White’s hand — the same hand that tears footballs free from running backs and flings quarterbacks effortlessly to the ground. "They're going to do everything that I wanted to come back and do next year," White said. More than once, he added, White would “just run slam over the opposition” instead of trying to avoid them while running the ball. George “Junior” Shaw still laughs at his own tact. ... while father/trainer Bill Haney took it in, from another location. 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. Devin McCourty honored teammate James White, who tragically lost his father in a car accident today. ", 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. "But you're so high, it's hard to tell you to come back because you're so high. It’s an inspiration White said he wants to pay forward. Booker was barely 15 and living with his dad Melvin, and these workouts, which were influenced by his father's years working in Europe, formed the solid foundation for the young basketball prodigy. No, White had always been too big for even one of Louisiana’s smallest cities to hide. And what running back is White looking forward most in tackling? One vehicle was discovered… When White checked his mare into Farr Park, the manager, Melissa Wood, said she didn’t know who he was. So when White asked Shaw about the next trail ride, Shaw recalled saying, “Well, me and X-man are going to the football game on Saturday. Devin J. Business at the neighboring Chick-A-Dilly boomed. White (Summit Argo, Illinois), who passed away on February 10, 2020, at the age of 25, leaving to mourn family and friends. Here is Devin J. White’s obituary. The 63-year-old raised horses on his family’s 160 acres, and, at times, he’d invite Cotton Valley residents to trail-ride parties, where they’d ride horses, eat barbecue and “just have a good time.”. White was at home with his mother when they got the call. On the first day of fall classes, the LSU football team returned to the practice field Monday for the first time since Ed Orgeron held his sec…. “It was a long ride back,” White said. He turned out to be better than anybody’d imagined.”. — DEVIN WHITE 4️⃣0️⃣ (@DevinWhite__40) February 10, 2019. 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. Houston remembers pulling White aside after the funeral and saying, “I’ll make sure that you and all your younger sisters and brothers are always taken care of.”. Ensminger, used to such calls, invited White to LSU’s football camp to see for himself. Devin White amassed 5,000 rushing yards and 81 touchdowns in high school. He could've bought mom a loaded Toyota, which is a higher-quality vehicle, at half the price. J.J. taught White everything he knew, and White followed J.J. wherever he went. Together, White and Houston are in the early stages of creating a nonprofit foundation that supports young athletes in financial need  called “Believe.”. Strengths. His mother is in critical condition. Last season, according to Forbes, every player selected in the top 10 received a total contract valued at least $17 million and received signing bonuses of at least $11 million.Â, White repeated that the choice to leave LSU "was very difficult." Lavonte David, right, and Devin White, left, together have 81 solo tackles and 116 combined -- the most of any linebacker duo this season. Blanton said White could tackle people by just sticking his arm out, “grab one of these little guys and throw 'em down.”. "I know they will. Other questions:subscriberservices@theadvocate.com. Branch remembers White being “very aware and measured” during interviews, and Houston said White skipped playing outside with his friends to “talk like an adult” with Houston and his wife, Naomi. I’m going to Cotton Valley.’ ”. 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. 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. Early Sunday afternoon, Devin White gifted his mother a new car. 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. How would I be able to get you to the trail ride if you’re not at the football game?”. 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. White will grin, wearing the same Justin George Strait boots he’s had since high school. 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. Devin White is as good a father as he is a linebacker. 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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. “I think God made him for that,” Houston said. Kinda like, 'It don't matter where I get picked. ", The on-field activities for the NFL combine begin Friday in Indianapolis, and there will be six LSU football players being evaluated over the …. Sure, it’s unconventional – but it’s a working recipe. Hopefully, there is.”, The Advocate breaks down the top six storylines for LSU this season, The on-field activities for the NFL combine begin Friday in Indianapolis, and there will be six LSU football players being evaluated over the …. Grandville was a town that was dominated by its white population. “I didn’t know what to do,” Ware said. Houston got his first box in mid-August, and White immediately texted, “Send me one now.”. I love Devin White, but I hope he doesn't fall into the trap of lavish spending. 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. You have permission to edit this article. LSU linebacker Devin White tends to his horse, Daisy Mae, Friday, August 17, 2018, at BREC's Farr Park in Baton Rouge, La. ... White's teammate Devin McCourty ran to … 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… 4 overall prospect. “Even myself, I was guilty of treating him like a grown man. John David Crow, winner of the 1957 Heisman Trophy at Texas A&M, graduated from Springhill High. Heisman Trophy runner-up Bryce Love of Stanford and Outland Trophy winner Ed Oliver of Houston highlight The Associated Press preseason All-Am…. 25 in the AP preseason poll, which was released Monday morning. But at Farr Park Equestrian Center, where the oak trees and picket fences block Tiger Stadium from view, the Cotton Valley native can also braid the black hairs of Daisy Mae’s mane and brush the dust from her brown shoulders. ESPN draft analyst Mel Kiper has White ranked as his No. Inevitably, White’s anonymity at Farr Park didn’t last long either. Recruiting reporters were calling from Rivals, 247Sports, Scout, Bleacher Report. White was born on Saturday, September 24, 1994 and passed away on Monday, February 10, 2020. Email notifications are only sent once a day, and only if there are new matching items. 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. “I never had a kid that talented, and I didn’t want him to miss out.”. Miami-Dade police Capt. But a major factor came down to the coaching staff, notably defensive coordinator Dave Aranda who broke down the pros and cons. Devin White is the fastest linebacker at the NFL combine. When asked about the purpose of Believe, White said it was about rising from small beginnings. Devin spent his early years in Grandville, Michigan, which was a suburb of Grand Rapids. Afterward, White walked with Houston around the Mall of Louisiana — a 14-year-old with a scholarship offer to LSU. 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. White was a resident of Illinois at the time of passing. Another Devin White? Taking stock of LSU football in the era of Ed Orgeron, Who is LSU's leader? “And by the time some get into high school, they’re not what everybody said they’re going to be. I still got more room for my game to grow.' “Those big-paying jobs were no more. The shirt read, "Shoot Hoops, Not People." High school career. “After that,” Houston said, “everything changed.”. 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. White said he watched the seven-minute video twice before immediately calling up the owner and purchasing Daisy Mae with what he'd saved from leftover scholarship money and bowl stipends. “This is like Cotton Valley right here — this little part,” White said. “Being in a small town,” White said, “a lot of people like to rely on hope.”. 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. Linebackers, particularly inside linebackers, hardly ever reach that speed. Commenting on his new training regime with his dad, Devin said: "I mean, I had YouTubed players doing this sort of stuff. 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). “When the mill was running, everyone had new cars,” said Springhill resident Bruce Blanton, 60, who worked in the mill. 7 overall pick. Please accept Echovita’s sincere condolences. 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. The mare brings peace to a country-born linebacker chasing greatness, and, on the first weekend of July, White decided he must have her. And all the hype and expectation were cast onto the shoulders of a teenager. Her father was a native of Nogales; her mother was from Alabama. I can get better, and I can be even higher, even though I'm already at the top. “It was just a prosperous time.”. Houston asked Shaw to help persuade White. Leonard Fournette is active but really is a break glass emergency guy. View the profiles of people named Devin White. Share this article 146 shares share tweet text email link Colin Liotta. 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. Devin’s parents met during the 1995-96 season of the Grand Rapids Mackers, a minor … 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 … “When I turn on that road, it’s like ‘Up, I’m going to Springhill. Within 10 minutes, Houston said, White’s phone rang 15 times. FATHER-AND-SON RELATIONSHIP. We lost people who moved away.”. 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. A few thousand jobs, Springhill mayor Carroll Breaux said, were eliminated. Ware said he called Steve Ensminger, who was LSU’s tight end coach at the time and recruited the area. 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. Tampa Bay’s 2019 first round pick, White … Devin White was the SEC leader in total tackles and was the fastest linebacker at the NFL Combine. The bleachers at Baucum-Farrar Stadium, which were hardly ever filled, were packed. White said he still writes J.J.’s name on his cleats. 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