Mitchell White (gridiron football)

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Mitchell White
No. 12 – Montreal Alouettes
Position: Cornerback
Personal information
Born: (1990-03-30) March 30, 1990 (age 28)
Livonia, Michigan
Height: 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)
Weight: 185 lb (84 kg)
Career information
High school: Livonia (MI) Stevenson
College: Michigan State
Undrafted: 2013
Career history
 * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Roster status: 6-game injured list
CFL status: International
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Player stats at NFL.com
Player stats at CFL.ca

Mitchell White (born March 30, 1990) is a Canadian football cornerback for the Montreal Alouettes of the Canadian Football League (CFL). He played college football at Michigan State.

Professional career

Oakland Raiders

On May 13, 2013, White signed with the Oakland Raiders as an undrafted free agent.[1] He was waived on August 27, 2013.[2]

Montreal Alouettes

White signed with the Montreal Alouettes of the Canadian Football League on October 17, 2013 and spent the remainder of the year on the practice roster. He then played in 12 games in 2014 and 16 games in 2015 recording 59 defensive tackles and one interception as an Alouette. He was released during the team's training camp on June 19, 2016.

Ottawa Redblacks

Shortly after his release, he signed with the Ottawa Redblacks on July 17, 2016, where he was named a CFL East All-Star for the 2016 season, and started in the team's Grey Cup championship victory. He was released after the season to pursue NFL opportunities.

Philadelphia Eagles

On January 9, 2017, White signed with the Philadelphia Eagles.[3] He was waived on August 13, 2017, only to be re-signed two days later. He was waived on August 30, 2017.[4]

Toronto Argonauts

On September 10, 2017, White was signed by the Toronto Argonauts.[5] Despite only playing in six games during the regular season, White recorded three interceptions, and won his second Grey Cup alongside fellow 2016 champion Cleyon Laing.

Montreal Alouettes (second stint)

As a top free agent, White rejoined Montreal in 2018, signing a two year contract worth $140,000 Canadian in 2018, with a potential increase for 2019.[6] White produced 13 tackles in 6 games played, but suffered a possible career ending injury against Edmonton early in the season.[7]

References

  1. ^ "Raiders Claim Veldheer's Former Teammate, Sign 7 Tryout Players Following Rookie Camp". Raiders.com. May 13, 2013. Retrieved June 30, 2017.
  2. ^ "Raiders Add K Justin Medlock". Raiders.com. August 27, 2013. Retrieved June 30, 2017.
  3. ^ Smith, Alex (January 9, 2017). "CB White Added To Eagles Secondary". PhiladelphiaEagles.com. Retrieved June 30, 2017.
  4. ^ Alper, Josh (August 30, 2017). "Eagles release Ron Brooks". ProFootballTalk.NBCSports.com.
  5. ^ Argos sign pair of veteran defensive backs
  6. ^ http://3downnation.com/2018/03/07/what-top-cfl-free-agents-got-paid/
  7. ^ https://montrealgazette.com/sports/football/cfl/montreal-alouettes/inside-the-cfl-alouettes-mitchell-white-on-the-hit-that-ended-his-season-and-maybe-his-career

External links

  • Toronto Argonauts bio
  • Michigan State Spartans bio
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