28  Darron White
Darron White

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Covington, TN

High School:
Covington HS

Height / Weight:
6-0 / 200

Position:
Wide Receiver

Experience:
4L


A three-year letterman who moved into fourth place on the Memphis all-time receptions list with a total of 111 career catches ... Is ranked sixth in career receiving yards with 1,290 over the past three seasons ... Received the Glenn Jones 12th Man Award in the spring of 2004 ... 2003: Caught three passes for 56 yards, in the season opening win over Tennessee Tech ... Grabbed four passes for 56 yards including a key first down catch of 26 yards in the Tigers win over Ole Miss ... Had his streak of 24-consecutive games with at least one catch broken in the Southern Miss contest ... Came back against Arkansas State with five receptions for 66 yards and one touchdown in the Memphis victory ... Had his best performance of the season against Mississippi State when he rushed the ball three times for 58 yards and two touchdowns and caught a career-high 10 passes for 102 yards ... His 10 pass receptions moved him into sixth place on the Tiger career catches list with 98 and the 102 yards jumped him into 12th place on the all-time receiving yardage list ... Had three rushes for 13 yards in the Tiger victory over Houston ... Did not have a pass reception against the Cougars ... Caught two passes in the win over Tulane to surpass the 100-catch barrier at the U of M ... Caught three passes for 69 yards and two touchdowns in the win over East Carolina ... Had touchdown catches of 32 and 27 yards ... Also had three rushes for 21 yards ... Led the team in receiving in win over Louisville ... Had three receptions for 55 yards and one touchdown ... Also threw a two-point conversion pass to Danny Wimprine ... Had one catch for 13 yards in the win over Cincinnati and rushed the ball three times for three yards and one touchdown ... Caught a 36-yard touchdown pass in the season finale against USF and carried the ball five times for 11 yards ... Helped the Tigers to a bowl win with three pass receptions for 34 yards against North Texas in 2003 New Orleans Bowl ... Finished the season as the team's second-leading receiver ... Tallied 37 receptions for 525 yards and five touchdowns ... Averaged 14.2 yards per reception in 2003 ... Also ran the ball 30 times for 128 yards and four scores ... Became a Memphis starter at one of the receiver positions as a true freshman and has retained his spot for the past two seasons ... Lettered in 2002 as the "Y" receiver in the Tigers' spread offense ... Served as the team's punt returner in 2002 ... Was the squad's third-leading receiver in the spring of 2003 with 12 receptions for 181 yards and three touchdowns ... Averaged over 15 yards per catch in the spring scrimmages ... Entered fall camp working with newcomer Chris Kelley at the "Y" slot ... 2002: Lettered for the second-consecutive season as a wide receiver and also handled the Tigers' punt return duties ... Opened the 2002 season with eight receptions for 73 yards and one touchdown in the Tigers' victory over Murray State ... Also returned three punts for 55 yards ... Caught three passes for 31 yards in the Ole Miss game and was held to 12 yards on four punt returns ... Had four punt returns for 33 yards against Southern Miss ... Grabbed four passes for 30 yards against UAB and had three catches for 39 yards and his second touchdown in the Louisville contest televised by ESPN... Had six punt returns for 88 yards in the Mississippi State contest, including a season-long 32 yard return ... Had four pass receptions for 64 yards in the USF contest, completed his only pass attempt for six yards and a touchdown and returned two punts for 23 yards ... Finished the 2002 season with 40 pass receptions for 343 yards and two touchdowns ... Averaged 8.6 yards per reception in 2002 ... Was third on the team in number of pass receptions with 40 ... Led the Tigers in punt returns with 36 for 301 yards ... Averaged 8.4 yards per punt return ... 2001: Played as a true freshman in the season opener against Mississippi State ... Did not have a reception against the Bulldogs ... Caught his first career pass in the win over UT-Chattanooga and finished the game with four catches for 39 yards ... Had two receptions for 20 yards in the victory over USF ... Had a six receptions for 75 yards and his first career touchdown in the Louisville game ... Led the squad in receptions and yards in the Louisville game ... Scored his first collegiate touchdown against Louisville on a 17-yard pass from freshman Danny Wimprine ... Had four catches for 49 yards in the win over Southern Mississippi ... Grabbed two passes for 69 yards in the Tennessee contest ... Caught two passes for 20 yards in the Army game and closed the season with a career-high seven catches for 123 yards and two touchdowns against Cincinnati ... His 123 yards receiving against Cincinnati ranks as the 20th highest single-game total in school history ... Finished his freshman season with 34 catches for 422 yards and three touchdowns... Prep: Lettered for four years in football at Covington High School ... Was a Commercial Appeal Best of the Preps and state of Tennessee Mr. Football Finalist as a senior ... Was named to the Associated Press Class 4A All-State team in 1999 & 2000 ... Was named to the Associated Press 3A All-State team in 1998 ... Was named to the Tennessee Sportswriter's All-State Team in 1999 & 2000 ... Broke every offensive record in the 78-year history of Covington High ... In his four year career, he rushed for 3,867 yards, had 1,142 yards receiving, compiled 1,875 yards in returns, totaled 7,260 all-purpose yards, intercepted 18 passes and scored 83 touchdowns ... Led his team to a 13-2 record and a berth in the state 3A championship game in 2000 ... Scored 32 touchdowns as a senior ... Had almost 3,000 yards of total offense in 2000 ... Was ranked 13th in Shelby-Metro in rushing in 2000 with 78 carries for 992 yards ... Scored 15 rushing touchdowns ... Averaged 12.7 yards per attempt which led the Shelby-Metro area ... Was ranked first in Shelby-Metro in all-purpose yards with 2,254 during the regular season and almost 3,000 with the state playoffs ... Ranked first in Shelby-Metro in scoring with 24 touchdowns and 144 points ... Was eighth in Shelby-Metro in both kickoff returns and in pass interceptions ... Had 14 kickoff returns for 499 yards and two touchdowns ... Registered four pass interceptions for 75 yards in returns ... Led Region 7-3A in punt returns, punt return average and punt return touchdowns as a junior at Covington High School ... Had 302 yards in punt returns in 1999 and averaged 27.5 yards per return ... Scored two punt return touchdowns as a junior ... Was ranked fourth in Shelby-Metro in punt returns and 10th in Shelby-Metro in all-purpose yards ... Rushed for 1,226 yards and had 283 yards receiving, 302 yards in punt returns, 333 yards in kickoff returns for a total of 2,204 all-purpose yards during the 1999 season ... Was named to the first team All Shelby-Metro squad as a specialist in 1999 ... Was ranked fourth in Shelby-Metro in kickoff returns as a sophomore with eight for 221 yards and one touchdown ... Rushed for 1,055 yards on 123 attempts as a sophomore ... Was ranked 21st in Shelby-Metro in interceptions with four during the 1998 season ... Was ranked 13th in all-purpose yards with 1,508 ... Chose Tigers over Ole Miss and Arkansas ... Selected to play in the 2001 Tennessee-Kentucky All-Star Game ... Is the son of Shelia White ... Played for coach Jeff McFerrin, a former Tiger linebacker ... Born: 6/23/82.

WHITE'S CAREER STATISTICS
Receiving	G	No	Yds	Avg	Tds	LG
2001	11/3	34	422	12.4	3	69
2002	12/8	40	343	8.6	2	30
2003	13/7	37	525	14.2	5	36
2004 12/11 26 359 13.8 1 46 Totals 48/29 137 1649 12.0 11 69
Punt Return	G	No	Yds	Tds	LG
2001	11/3	0	0	0.0	0	0
2002	12/8	36	301	8.4	32	32
2003 13/7 0 0 0.0 0 0
2004 12/11 32 347 10.8 1 60 Totals 48/29 68 648 9.5 1 60
Kick Return	G	No	Yds	Avg	Tds
2001	11/3	6	78	13.0	0	21
2002	12/8	1	7	7.0	0	7
Totals	23/11	7	85	12.1	0	21

WHITE'S CAREER HIGHS Most Pass Receptions/Game: 10 vs Miss State (`03) Most Yards Receiving/Game: 123 vs Cincinnati (`01) Most Touchdown Receptions/Game: 2 vs Cincinnati (`01) Longest Pass Reception/Game: 69 vs Cincinnati (`01) Most Kickoff Returns/Game: 3 vs Louisville (`01) Most Kickoff Return Yards/Game: 40 vs Louisville (`01) Longest Kickoff Return/Game: 21 vs Louisville (`01) Most Punt Returns/Game: 6 vs Miss State (`02) Most Punt Return Yards/Game: 81 vs Miss State (`02) Longest Punt Return/Game: 32 vs Miss State (`02)
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