2017 NFL Draft

Anthony Rashad White, DT

School: Michigan State  |  Conference: BIG10
College Experience: Senior  |  Hometown: Battle Creek, MI
Height/Weight: 6-1 / 335 lbs.
Projected Ranking
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Latest News
01/10/2013 - Michigan State senior defensive tackle Anthony Rashad White is on the roster to play in the Raycom College Football All-Star Classic on Jan. 19 in Montgomery, Ala. White, who recorded 23 tackles and made 12 starts this season, is best remembered for blocking a Georgia field goal attempt in overtime to give the Spartans a win in the 2012 Outback Bowl. The 3 p.m. ET game will be televised on CBS Sports Network. - Diamond Leung, Michigan Live

08/05/2012 - Top-five Michigan State prospects for the 2013 NFL Draft: 5. DT Anthony Rashad White...While it will be tough to replace Jerel Worthy and his production on the interior of the defensive line, the Michigan State coaching staff believes that White is up to the task. He has played in 26 games the past two seasons, but has only four career starts and limited production on his collegiate r??sum?? thus far. A native of Battle Creek, Michigan, White has had a roller coaster journey since high school, attending a community school in 2007, followed by two seasons at Fort Scott (Kan.) Community College. He transferred to Michigan State in 2010 and spent his sophomore season as Worthy's back-up, recording 17 tackles. White saw more playing time last season as a junior (four starts), finishing with 25 tackles, 4.0 tackles for loss and a crucial blocked field goal on the final play in overtime to beat Georgia in the bowl game. Now up to 330-pounds, he is a load to handle and does a nice job anchoring at the point of attack to clog run lanes, requiring the occasional double-team. White has limited range and doesn't have the same get-off burst as Worthy, but he does a nice job of battling through the whistle and using his hands to fight through blocks. He doesn't have the name recognition of Worthy from a year ago or several other defensive tackle prospects for next April, but it wouldn't be surprising to see White move into the mid-round range with a breakout senior campaign. - Dane Brugler, NFLDraftScout.com

04/05/2012 - The last time Anthony Rashad White took the field in a competitive atmosphere, he secured MSU's first bowl win since 2001 with a blocked kick on the final play of a 33-30 victory over Georgia in the 2012 Outback Bowl. Three months later, the senior nose tackle is back on the field for MSU's spring practices and working to fill the void left by the person who was lined up on White's left during the play - defensive tackle Jerel Worthy, who elected to forgo his senior season and declare for the NFL draft just a few days after the bowl game. "Before (Worthy) left, he told me this is my team now," White said. "He told me to take over, lead the team and get every individual along the D-Line to be a leader themselves." White said he has been taking some reps at defensive tackle and noticed an immediate difference from playing nose tackle. "It's hard, you have to be able to read more and have quicker moves," he said. "It's going to take until at least after spring to learn the position, but if I put in the work I should be able to hold it down (well)." - Jesse O'Brien, MSU State News


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