Leon White Athlete Profile

#41 Leon White

Leon White
Position: Linebacker Height: 6-2 Weight: 220 Roster Years: 1981-1985 Hometown: San Diego, CA Last School: Helix High School



All-America

  • 1984 Sporting News Honorable Mention
  • 1985 AP Honorable Mention

Personal

Parents are James and Doris White ... recruited by USC and San Diego State ... majoring in communications.

Before BYU

Lettered three years in football and one year in wrestling at Helix High ... team was CIF champion in `78 and `80 ... coached by Jim Arnaiz.

Stats

YEAR   SOLO  AST   TOTAL   TFL/YDS   SACKS  PI   PBU   QBH   FR   FC   BLK/K
1982   15     8    23      4         3       0     2     6    3    2    0
1983   26    61    87      3         9       1     0    19    0    2    2
1984   43    47    90      5         2       1    10    13    1    3    4
1985   20    29    49      8         3       2     7    4     3    0    1


1982 | Freshman Year

Special teams player of the game vs. UNLV ... had seven tackles against Georgia ... eight of his 10 tackles vs. Ohio State in the Holiday Bowl were unassisted ... led BYU in defensive scoring in the Holiday Bowl.

1983 | Sophomore Year

Started at linebacker and was fourth-leading defensive scorer ... had an interception vs. Utah ... was BYU linebacker of the week vs. Air Force.

1984 | Junior Year

Second Team All-American with The Sporting News ... All-WAC second team selection ... honorable mention All-American by Football News ... WAC player of the week vs. Utah State ... selected linebacker of the game vs. Baylor, Wyoming and New Mexico ... was defensive MVP in the Holiday Bowl vs. Michigan as his cancer-ridden father watched from a hospital bed on the sidelines ... sacked the Michigan quarterback twice ... had 10 pass deflections during the year, including five vs. Utah State ... played on the BYU varsity baseball team and batted .217 in 15 of 73 games ... played right field and designated hitter.

1985 | Senior Year

Drafted in the fifth round by the Cincinnati Bengals ... First team All-Western Athletic Conference ... honorable mention All-America, Associated Press ... played in the East-West Shrine Game ... Butkus Award nominee ... broke a finger early in the UCLA game ... had a 34-yard interception return for a TD vs. Utah State ... recovered a fumble vs. Ohio State in the Florida Citrus Bowl.