Heisman and All-America candidate broke a 29-year-old school single-season record in his first season by rushing for 1,519 yards ... second-team all-Pac-12 running back was a workhorse, leading the league and ranking third in the nation with 316 carries (an average of 24 carries a game) ... joined the Utes in January of 2011 as a mid-year junior college transfer.
Honorable mention All-Pac-12 ... played in 11 games (missed the BYU game with an foot injury) and started 10 ... was slowed by the foot injury for several games before finishing the season strong with five-straight 100-yard games ... had six total 100-yard games: Northern Colorado (119), California (105), Washington State (101), Washington (142), Arizona (112) and Colorado (168) ... finished sixth in the Pac-12 in rushing yards (1,041) and average yards rushing per game (94.6) ... also had 15 receptions for 123 yards and a touchdown ... led Utah in all-purpose yards (105.8 per game) and total touchdowns (9).
Only running back in Utah history to gain 1,000 yards in back-to-back seasons and one of two Utes all-time with two 1,000-yard seasons ... set schools record for career rushing yards per game (106.7) and career 100-yard games (14) ... ranks sixth in school history in career rushing yards (2,560) ... fourth all-time in career rushes (534) and tied for fourth in career rushing touchdowns (23) ... school single-season rushing record holder (1,519 yards in 2011) ... Utah was 12-2 in games that he rushed for 100 yards.
Second-team all-Pac-12 ... honorable mention SI.com All-American ... Sun Bowl MVP ... finished second in the Pac-12 and 11th in the nation in rushing (116.8 yards per game) ... 1,519 yards broke a school record that had stood since 1982 and his 116.8 yards per game was fourth in school history ... became the 11th Utah player to rush for 1,000 yards in season and the fourth first-year Ute to reach the milestone ... 316 carries ranked first in the Pac-12, third in the country and set a Utah single-season record ... 15 rushing touchdowns (third in the Pac-12) also set a school single-season record ... accounted for 85% of Utah's total net rushing yards (1,519 of 1,789) and 67% of the team's rushes (316 of 472) ... started in all 13 games, missing half of the Colorado game with an ankle injury ... eight 100-yard games tied for second-most in a season at Utah and tied for second in the Pac-12 in 2011 ... had five of the top 20 rushing games in the conference ... fourth in the Pac-12 in touchdowns (17) and touchdown scoring (7.8) ... 100-yard games came against Oregon State (205), Washington State (185), BYU (174), Pittsburgh (171), UCLA (167), Montana State (150), Georgia Tech (115) and Arizona (109) ... 150 net yards vs. MSU marked the best Ute debut since 1998 ... 205 yards against Oregon State was the ninth-best performance in school history ... 42 carries against Washington State was tied for the second-most in the country ... one of only two players in the nation with more than two 35-carry games (42 vs. Washington State, T-2nd; 36 vs. Pitt, T-16th; 35 vs. OSU, T-19th) ... also had 14 receptions for 50 yards and two touchdowns ... led Utah with 1,569 all-purpose yards (120.7 yards per game) ... three rushing touchdowns and season-long 62-yard rush against BYU ... three touchdowns - two rushing, one receiving, against UCLA.
Prepped at South Torrance (Calif.) High, where he was all-conference, all-state and all-CIF ... 1,850 rushing yards and 29 touchdowns in nine games as a senior in 2008 ... also lettered in track.
Son of John White III and Vicki White ... one brother and one sister ... interests include computer graphics, drawing, music and wolves ... media dubbed him the "Wolfman" ... sociology major ... full name is John White IV ... born April 7, 1991.
- PAC-12: NFL DRAFT PROSPECT WATCH - WEEK 11: 3. RB John White, 5-8, 188, Utah: Why he has the third spot: After rushing for more than 1,500 yards and 15 touchdowns last season, big things were expected from White in 2012. But he got off to a slow start this year, not hitting the 100-yard mark once in the Utes' first six FBS games after hitting it eight times in 13 games last season. White's hitting his stride now though, having reached the century mark in each of Utah's last three games, including a season-high 142 yards against Washington on Saturday. Season stats (10 games): 171 carries, 761 yards, 7 touchdowns; 12 receptions, 85 yards, 1 touchdown. Player ranking: White is ranked 447th overall and is the 35th-highest rated RB in CBSSports.com's latest player rankings. Up next: White might put up some eye-popping numbers in the Utes' final two games of the regular season. Over the next two weeks, Utah will face the Pac-12's 11th- and 12th-ranked run defenses in Arizona and Colorado. This is the same Colorado run defense that surrendered a conference-record 366 yards to Wildcats RB Ka'Deem Carey on Saturday. - John Breech, CBSSports.com
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