Position: Wide Receiver
Height /Weight: 6-2 / 205
Hometown: Wayne, Pa.
High School: Conestoga HS
At Delaware: Fourth-year member of the squad and one of the top wide receivers in the Colonial Athletic Association…will move into a starting berth at the S receiver spot…strong, shifty runner with breakaway speed...isn't afraid to go up in traffic to catch the ball…leads a talented and deep group of wideouts who will help bring along a new starting quarterback with graduation of All-American Pat Devlin…pre-season second team All-CAA selection by Phil Steele College Football Preview…looks to improve upon outstanding second season with the team and increase his role as a leader…has good size, reliable hands, and exciting playmaking ability…makes a nice target for any quarterback…has appeared in 25 career games with two starts…team’s active leader with 81 receptions and 990 yards….has averaged 12.2 yards per catch and caught eight touchdown passes during his career…ranks No. 18 all-time at Delaware in receptions and needs 19 catches to become only the 15th UD player to reach the 100-catch mark…990 career receiving yards ranks No. 26 all-time at Delaware…needs 10 yards to become the 25th player in school history to reach 1,000 yards for a career…enters season having caught at least one pass in 23 straight games, the eighth longest streak in UD history…caught five passes for 76 yards and caught a 12-yard touchdown pass from Trevor Sasek in the 2011 spring game.
2010 Season: Third-year member of the team…enjoyed outstanding second season as a regular in the Blue Hen offense...proved to be one of Devlin's most reliable targets...saw action in all 15 games …started only game in regular season finale Villanova...led the team in receptions (60), receiving yards (752), and touchdowns (6) and ranked fourth among regulars with a 12.5-yard average...60 receptions was the seventh highest single-season mark in UD history…ranked No. 7 in the CAA in receptions per game (4.0) and No. 8 in receiving yards per game (50.1)…caught three or more passes nine times and gained over 50 yards seven times…was effective in the post-season, catching 18 passes for 236 yards and two touchdowns…reached career-highs with 10 receptions for 146 yards and scored on a 51-yard touchdown down the middle vs. William & Mary…for his efforts was named the Blue Hen Touchdown Club Offensive Player of the Week…followed the William & Mary game with another big effort vs. Towson when he caught nine passes for 108 yards and a six-yard touchdown…other top games included catching eight passes for 94 yards and a 24-yard touchdown reception for the go-ahead score in NCAA quarterfinal win over New Hampshire, hauling in seven passes for 84 yards and a touchdown against Villanova, and catching five passes for 73 yards in the NCAA title game loss to Eastern Washington…lost eight yards on only carry of the season vs. Duquesne…team went 12-3 and advanced to the FCS national title game under head coach K.C. Keeler.
2009 Season: Second-year team member who saw immediate game action and increased his role late in the season…participated in 10 games for the Blue Hens as a redshirt freshman…made first career start in final game vs. Villanova…was one of five players for the Hens who finished the season with 20 or more receptions…finished fifth on the team in receiving with 21 catches for 238 yards (11.3 avg.) and two touchdowns…first career reception came in the form of a two-yard touchdown catch vs. William & Mary…set season-best marks in yards receiving vs. Massachusetts with 85 yards on four receptions, including a season-long 39-yard catch…finished the year strong with a season-best eight receptions for 55 yards and a four-yard touchdown…also had two receptions for 33 yards against Navy…recorded one tackle on the year…team went 6-5 for Keeler.
2008 Season: Injured for much of pre-season and did not see game action...retained freshman eligibility...team went 4-8 for Keeler.
High School: Played at Conestoga High School for head coach Jon Vogan...also competed four seasons for basketball team as a guard and was a sprinter in track and field…played wide receiver, kick returner, and punt returner at Conestoga...led team to four-year record of 26-11...team went 11-2 and qualified for district playoffs as a senior in 2007 and also advanced to district playoffs in 2005...in two varsity seasons caught 103 passes for 2,076 yards and 34 touchdowns...caught 50 passes for 988 yards and 15 touchdowns as a junior in 2006 and snared 53 passes for 1,088 yards and 19 touchdowns as a senior in 2007...earned second team Associated Press All-State honors in 2007 and was also selected to the Pennsylvania Football News All-State team, and Philadelphia Inquirer All-Southeastern Pennsylvania team...selected to play in Pennsylvania East-West All-Star Game and Chester County Valor Bowl Game (captain)...named Main Line Life Newspaper Area Player of the Year, Main Line Times first team All-Area, and All-Central League first team...two-time team Offensive Player of the Year...member of school district’s Strategic Planning Committee...earned local Knights of Columbus Leadership Award...honor roll student.
Personal: Nihja (“nigh-juh”) Whitney White...born Jan. 30, 1990...son of Whitney and Sharon White...leadership major at Delaware...father is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania and is a government executive who has worked closely with U.S. presidents George Bush, Bill Clinton, and Barack Obama…has visited the White House numerous times and met all three presidents…mother is a graduate of Villanova and is an IT executive and photographer...only child...father competed in track at Penn…enjoys reading the collecting sports cards in his spare time….one of the team’s best basketball players...avid lacrosse fan.
Career Offensive Statistics at Delaware
Career-High Receiving Yards: 146 yards vs. William & Mary, 2010