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  John White
John White

Player Profile
Torrance, Calif.

Last College:
L.A. Harbor College

Height / Weight:
5-8 / 188





Utah vs. Arizona (AP)

Utah football takes on Arizona


Utah vs. Washington (AP)

Utah takes on Washington


Utah vs. Washington State - AP Photos

Utah vs. Washington State - AP Photos (11/3/12)


Utah vs Oregon State

Utah vs Oregon State


Utah vs. Northern Colorado - Thurs., 30, 2012

Utah vs. Northern Colorado - Thurs., 30, 2012

UTAH: 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.

2012-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).

2011-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.

PRIOR TO UTAH: Central West Conference Offensive Player of the Year ... set numerous L.A. Harbor College records from 2009-10 ... school career records include: rushing yards (2,527), rushing touchdowns (34), total touchdowns (41), points (248), all-purpose yards (3,767) ... school single-season records include: rushing touchdowns (18), total touchdowns (25), points (152), all-purpose yards (2,056) ... last fall, he rushed for 1,491 yards on 184 carries, averaging 8.1 yards per carry and 149.1 yards per game ... had four 200-plus yard games in 10 games in 2010 ... rushed for 18 touchdowns as a freshman and 16 as a sophomore ... second-leading receiver on 2010 team had 21 catches for 176 yards ... set L.A. Harbor record for longest run from scrimmage (97 yards) and longest kickoff return (107 yards) ... L.A. Harbor won league titles in 2009 and 2010 ... 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.

PERSONAL: 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.

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