Devin White is a professional American football player in the National Football League. Since 2019, he has been a linebacker for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and he was part of the Buccaneers team that won Super Bowl LV. In 2021, he was named to the Pro Bowl for the first time in his career. Prior to joining the NFL, he also played collegiate football for LSU.
Player Profile, High School, and College Career
Devin Marcel White was born on February 17, 1998, in Springhill Louisiana. The linebacker stands 183 cm tall and his weight was last listed at 108 kg. He played high school football for North Webster High School in his hometown. He committed to play for the Louisiana State University but he was considered a controversial recruit because he had multiple run-ins with the law.
When he was a college sophomore, he led LSU in the tackles. He was also the first player in the history of the SEC to be named the Defensive Player of the Week four times in the same season. Before he left LSU, he received the Butkus Award.
He was drafted during the 2019 NFL Draft by the Buccaneers. He was the 5th overall pick in the draft and he holds the record for the highest-drafted LSU player since 2011. He is also the highest-drafted linebacker in the history of the University.
In his rookie year with the Buccaneers, he was named to the PFWA All-Rookie Team. In 2020, he was instrumental in helping the team win the Super Bowl LV Championship. In the same year, he was also named to the Second-team All-Pro. The following year, he was selected to play in the 2021 Pro Bowl.
The Buccaneers exercised their fifth-year option on his contract in 2022.
- 2020 - Super Bowl LV Champion
- 2020 - Second-team All-Pro
- 2021 - Pro Bowl
- 2019 - PFWA All-Rookie Team
- 2018 - Butkus Award
- 2018 - Consensus All-American
- 2017 - Second-team All-American
- 2017, 2018 - First-team All-SEC