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LenDale White
RB #25
Height:
6-1
Weight:
235
College:
USC
Experience:
4

Biography

6’1” • 235 lbs. • Born: 12.20.84 • Exp. (NFL/Titans): 4/4 • D2 – 2006 • Southern California

PRO: LenDale White is a punishing back with great feet that has the ability to break tackles and fall forward for extra yardage. Over his three-year NFL career, he has shown a propensity to find the end zone. In 2008, the Colorado native finished tied for first in the AFC and third in the NFL with 15 touchdowns, a mark that ranks second in team annals for rushing touchdowns in a season. White registered his only 1,000-yard rushing season in 2007 after battling through various minor injuries to start all 16 games and finish eighth in the AFC with a team-best 1,110 rushing yards on 303 carries. The Southern Cal product led the team with seven rushing touchdowns and topped the 100-yard rushing plateau in five games. As a rookie in 2006, White served as a reserve behind veteran Travis Henry and gained 244 rushing yards on 61 carries (4.0 avg.), while posting 14 receptions for 60 yards (4.3 avg.) out of the backfield. In pre-draft workouts, he bench pressed 380 pounds and displayed a 33.5 vertical jump. He was selected by the Titans in the second round (45th overall) of the 2006 NFL Draft after the Titans traded their initial second-round selection (39th) to Philadelphia for their second (45th) and fourth-round picks (116th).

2009 (13/0/2/1): Carried the ball 64 times for 222 yards with two touchdowns … Caught three passes for 14 yards … Has rushed for 100 or more yards in seven career games … Led the team in rushing once in 2009 (vs. IND).

at Pittsburgh (9/10): Played in a reserve role and carried the ball eight times for 28 yards … Caught one pass out of the backfield for five yards. Houston (9/20): Saw action in a reserve role and carried the ball six times for 25 yards. at N.Y. Jets (9/27): Saw action as a reserve and carried the ball seven times for 27 yards and a touchdown … Kept the Titans’ initial scoring drive alive with a four-yard run on third-and-three in the second quarter … Scored the Titans first touchdown of the afternoon on a five-yard run with 9:24 remaining in the second quarter. at Jacksonville (10/4): Saw limited action as a reserve and carried the ball twice for two yards … Caught one pass for seven yards out of the backfield. Indianapolis (10/11): Saw action as a reserve at running back and led the team with 10 carries and 51 rushing yards. at New England (10/18): Saw limited action at running back and carried the ball six times for 15 yards before leaving the game in the second quarter with an injury. Jacksonville (11/1): Played in a reserve role at running back and carried the ball 13 times for 47 yards in the Titans’ 30-13 victory … Extended the Titans’ first scoring drive with a two-yard run on third-and-one in the first quarter. at San Francisco (11/8): Saw limited action as a reserve at running back and carried the ball four times for three yards in the Titans’ 34-27 victory. Buffalo (11/15): Saw limited action as a reserve at running back and carried the ball three times for six yards in the Titans’ 41-17 win. at Houston (11/23): Saw limited action as a reserve at running back and carried the ball twice for four yards and a touchdown in the Titans’ 20-17 Monday Night Football victory … Evened the score at 14-14 on a one-yard touchdown plunge with 50 seconds remaining before halftime. Arizona (11/29): Inactive. at Indianapolis (12/6): Played as a reserve at running back and carried the ball twice for 13 yards. St. Louis (12/13): Suited up but did not see action in the Titans’ commanding 47-7 victory. Miami (12/20): Saw action as a reserve at running back and caught one pass for two yards in the Titans’ 27-24 overtime win. San Diego (12/25): Did not play. at Seattle (1/3): Saw limited action as a reserve at running back and carried the ball once for one yard in the Titans’ season-ending 17-13 victory.

6’1” • 235 lbs. • Born: 12.20.84 • Exp. (NFL/Titans): 4/4 • D2 – 2006 • Southern California

2008 GP/GS: 16/2 (Playoffs 1/0) • Career GP/GS: 45/18 (Playoffs 2/1) • Park Hill, Colo.

PRO: LenDale White is a punishing back with great feet that has the ability to break tackles and fall forward for extra yardage. Over his three-year NFL career, he has shown a propensity to find the end zone. In 2008, the Colorado native finished tied for first in the AFC and third in the NFL with 15 touchdowns, a mark that ranks second in team annals for rushing touchdowns in a season. White registered his only 1,000-yard rushing season in 2007 after battling through various minor injuries to start all 16 games and finish eighth in the AFC with a team-best 1,110 rushing yards on 303 carries. The Southern Cal product led the team with seven rushing touchdowns and topped the 100-yard rushing plateau in five games. As a rookie in 2006, White served as a reserve behind veteran Travis Henry and gained 244 rushing yards on 61 carries (4.0 avg.), while posting 14 receptions for 60 yards (4.3 avg.) out of the backfield. In pre-draft workouts, he bench pressed 380 pounds and displayed a 33.5 vertical jump. He was selected by the Titans in the second round (45th overall) of the 2006 NFL Draft after the Titans traded their initial second-round selection (39th) to Philadelphia for their second (45th) and fourth-round picks (116th).

TITANS TIDBITS:

• During the 2008 offseason, White made a cameo appearance in Snoop Dogg’s “Life of Da’ Party” music video.

• At USC, LenDale teamed up with Reggie Bush for a lethal duo out of the backfield. White was nicknamed Thunder for his booming and aggressive running style; Bush was named Lightning because of his quickness and explosiveness carrying the ball. The duo combined for 6,328 rushing yards and 77 rushing touchdowns in three years at USC.

• Raised in poverty all of his childhood, one of the biggest reasons that he decided to declare himself eligible for the NFL Draft after his junior year was to support his family.

• White took part in Titans Caravan 2008 in April, visiting fans in Woodbury, McMinnville, Tullahoma, Shelbyville and Smyrna.

• Before White ever had a clue that he would be attending USC to play football in the city blanketed with Hollywood stars, LenDale was given the nickname “Showcase” by children in his neighborhood because of his boastful attitude on the playground.

• White's most memorable college football moment besides winning two national championships was breaking USC's career record for touchdowns (57) against Texas in the National Championship game.

• White is the cousin of NBA All-Star guard Chauncey Billups.

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS:

2008 (16/2, 1/1): Played in all 16 games with two starts and carried the ball 200 times for 773 yards. Finished tied for first in the AFC and third in the NFL with 15 touchdowns and scored at least one rushing touchdown in 10 of the 16 games. Has rushed for 100 or more yards in seven career games, including twice in 2008 (at KC, at DET). Posted a career-best 149 rushing yards at Kansas City (10/19/08). Collected a career-high three rushing touchdowns at Kansas City (10/19/08).

• Against Houston (9/21), started at running back and carried the ball 16 times for 49 yards with a then career-best two rushing touchdowns in the Titans’ 31-12 victory. Converted a fourth-and-one by rumbling for a two-yard touchdown run with 6:33 remaining in the opening quarter. Gave the Titans a 21-12 advantage with a one-yard touchdown plunge with 4:36 remaining in the second quarter.

• At Kansas City (10/19), carried the ball 17 times for a career-high 149 yards with a career-best three touchdowns in the Titans’ commanding 34-10 road victory over the Chiefs. Gave the Titans a 10-0 lead with a six-yard touchdown run with 2:16 remaining in the first quarter. Recorded his second touchdown of the afternoon with a two-yard rumble in the second quarter. Broke the game open in the fourth quarter with a career-best 80-yard touchdown scamper, which is tied for the third-longest run in Titans/Oilers history. Chris Johnson also topped 100 rushing yards, making them the first franchise tandem to both register 100 yards on the ground in a game since Rob Carpenter and Ronnie Coleman accomplished the feat against the Chiefs on Nov. 27, 1977.

• Against Indianapolis (10/27), carried the ball 10 times for 13 yards and two touchdowns in the Titans’ 31-21 victory over the Colts on Monday Night Football. Scored his first touchdown of the evening with a 1-yard jaunt on third-and-one with 3:21 remaining in the third quarter. Gave the Titans a 24-14 lead with a 1-yard touchdown plunge with 4:37 left to play in the fourth quarter.

• Against Green Bay (11/2), carried the ball eight times for 77 yards in the Titans’ 19-16 overtime victory over the Packers. Helped set up the Titans only touchdown of the afternoon with a 54-yard rumble off left guard in the second quarter. Converted a crucial third-and-four play during the Titans’ game-winning drive in overtime with a seven-yard rush off left guard.

• At Detroit (11/27), rushed for 106 yards on 23 carries with two touchdowns in the Titans’ commanding 47-10 victory over the Lions on Thanksgiving. Gave the Titans a commanding 28-3 lead with a six-yard touchdown run with 14:20 remaining in the second quarter. Extended the Titans lead to 35-3 with a two-yard touchdown plunge late in the second quarter. Johnson also topped 100 rushing yards in the game.

• Against Cleveland (12/7), carried the ball 24 times for 99 yards with a touchdown in the Titans’ division-clinching 28-9 victory. Gave the Titans a 14-6 halftime lead with a three-yard touchdown run on third-and-goal with 1:11 remaining in the second quarter.

• In Divisional playoffs against Baltimore (1/10), carried the ball 15 times for 45 yards and caught four passes for 35 yards. Hauled in a 19-yard reception in the left flat during the third quarter.

2007 (16/16, 1/0): Played in and started all 16 games. Led the team and finished eighth in the AFC with 1,110 rushing yards on 303 carries. Led the team with seven touchdowns. Recorded a career-high 133 rushing yards against Oakland (10/28). Collected his first 100-yard rushing day with a 104-yard performance against Houston (10/21). Carried the ball a career-best 31 times against Carolina (11/4). Led the team in rushing yards 12 times in 2007 (vs. IND, at NO, vs. ATL, at TB, at HST, vs. OAK, vs. CAR, vs. HST, vs. SD, at KC, vs. NYJ, at IND). Tied for the team lead in receptions once in 2007 (at JAX). Scored his first career NFL touchdown on a three-yard jaunt against Indianapolis (9/16). Hauled in a career-best four receptions against Houston (10/21). Has rushed for 100 or more yards in five career games, all in 2007 (at HST, vs. OAK, vs. CAR, vs. SD, vs. NYJ).

• Against Indianapolis (9/16), carried the ball 15 times for 64 yards with a touchdown. Scored his first career touchdown on a three-yard carry, cutting the Colts’ lead to 19-13 with 4:58 remaining in the third quarter.

• At Houston (10/21), collected his first career 100-yard rushing game. Carried the ball 27 times for 104 yards (3.9 avg.) and a touchdown in the Titans’ thrilling 38-36 victory over the Texans. Caught a career-best four receptions for 22 yards in the win. Ripped off a career-best 28-yard scamper off right guard in the fourth quarter.

• Against Oakland (10/28), led the team with 133 rushing yards on 25 carries in the Titans’ 13-9 win. Set up the Titans only touchdown of the day with back-to-back rushes of 27 and 14 yards in the third quarter.

• Against Carolina (11/4), notched his third consecutive 100-yard rushing performance with 100 yards on 31 carries and a touchdown in the Titans’ 20-7 victory over the Panthers.

• Against San Diego (12/9), carried the ball 30 times for 113 yards and a touchdown. Scampered for 25 yards on a rush off left tackle in the first quarter. Gave the Titans a 17-3 advantage with a seven-yard touchdown run up the middle in the fourth quarter.

• Against N.Y. Jets (12/23), carried the ball 23 times for 103 yards in the Titans’ 10-6 win. Preserved the victory with a 7-yard rush on third-and-six late in the fourth quarter, allowing the Titans to run out the clock and end the game.

• In AFC Wild Card Game at San Diego (1/6), led the team and all running backs on Wild Card weekend with 69 rushing yards on 19 carries.

2006 (13/0): Played in 13 games recording 61 carries for 244 yards (4.0 avg.) and helped team post franchise record 4.7-average per carry for season and was also part of rushing attack that ranked third in AFC and fifth in NFL. White also hauled in 14 receptions for 60 yards (4.3 avg.). Was inactive three games (9/10 against N.Y. Jets, 10/15 at Washington and 12/10 at Houston).

• At Indianapolis (10/8) posted season-high with 48 yards with eight carries. Also added three receptions for seven yards.

COLLEGE:

• Registered back-to-back National Championships in 2003 and 2004. White's 52 career rushing touchdowns broke Trojans all-time rushing touchdown record (49 by Charles White) and ranked second in Pac-10 Conference history. Also set USC's and Pac-10 career total touchdown record with 57 touchdowns and his 342 career points was USC record. White played in 39 games with 11 starts and finished his career ranked eighth in school history with 3,159 yards rushing (5.8 avg.) on 541 attempts and 52 rushing touchdowns. Also hauled in 31 receptions for 331 yards (10.7 avg.) and five touchdowns.

• As junior, named All-American second-team by The NFL Draft Report, All-Pac 10 second team, AP All-American third team, Rivals.com All-American second team and semifinalist for Doak Walker Award given to the nation's top running back as Trojans advanced to BCS National Championship game. Played in all 13 games and totaled 1,302 yards (6.6 avg.) on 197 carries and 24 touchdowns and pulled in 14 receptions for 219 yards and two touchdowns. White's 24 rushing touchdowns led the nation, set USC season record and tied Pac-10 record with Washington's Corey Dillon in 1996. White's 26 overall touchdowns in 2005 were most in nation, set a USC season record and tied Pac-10 record set by UCLA's Skip Hick's in 1997. His 156 points scored in 2005 set USC record and tied Pac-10 record set by UCLA's Skip Hicks in 1997. White recorded six 100-yard rushing games in 2005.

• As sophomore, named College Football News Sophomore All-American team and first-team All-Pac 10 Conference by ESPN after playing in 13 games with 11 starts. Totaled 1,103 yards (5.4 avg.) on 203 carries and 15 touchdowns. Also caught 11 passes for 97 yards and two touchdowns.

• As freshman, named Pac-10 Offensive Freshman of the Year by The Sporting News and College Football News, College Football News Freshman All-American second-team and ESPN.COM All-Pac-10 Co-Newcomer of the Year. White appeared in all 13 games and rushed for team-high 754 yards (5.3 avg.) on 141 carries and 13 touchdowns. He also added six receptions for 15 yards and one touchdown. White was first true freshman to lead USC in rushing in season, his 13 rushing touchdowns were USC freshman record and his 14 total touchdowns tied USC freshman touchdown mark with Mike Williams in 2002.

• Majored in sociology.

PERSONAL:

• Single, splits time between Nashville and Park Hill, Colo.

• As senior at Chatfield (Littleton, Colo.) High School gained 1,683 yards with 21 touchdowns and finished career as Colorado's career rushing leader, with 7,803 yards. Named Super Prep All-American, Prep Star All-American, Tom Lemming All-American, Super Prep All-Midlands, Prep Star All-Midlands, Tom Lemming All-Midland, Gatorade Colorado Player of the Year, Rocky Mountain News All-Colorado first team and Rocky Mountain News Class 5A All-State first team.

• White played 1999 and 2000 seasons at Denver (Colo.) South High, where he was named Rocky Mountain News All-Colorado first team in 2000 and Rocky Mountain News Class 5A All-State first team both years.

• Cousin of former Notre Dame (1998) and Pittsburgh (2000-01) tailback/wide receiver Darcey Levy and former Wyoming linebacker Herman White (1998-2002).

• List of favorites: (movies) “Running Scared” and “Scarface”; (music artist) Snoop Dogg; (actors) Paul Walker and Al Pacino; (sports heroes) Deion Sanders and Chauncey Billups; (food) Mexican; (car) Range Rover; and (vacation getaway) China.

• Born Anthony LenDale White on Dec. 20, 1984 in Denver, Colo.

Rushing
YearTeamGAttAtt/GYdsAvgYds/GTDLng1st1st%20+40+FUM
TOTAL 58 628 10.8 2,349 3.7 40.5 24 80 124 19.7 9 2 6
2009 TEN 13 64 4.9 222 3.5 17.1 2 11 11 17.2 0 0 1
2008 TEN 16 200 12.5 773 3.9 48.3 15 80T 43 21.5 4 2 0
2007 TEN 16 303 18.9 1,110 3.7 69.4 7 28 57 18.8 4 0 5
2006 TEN 13 61 4.7 244 4 18.8 0 26 13 21.3 1 0 0
Receiving
YearTeamGRecYdsAvgYds/GLongTD20+40+1stFUM
TOTAL 58 42 204 4.9 3.5 15 0 0 0 9 1
2009 TEN 13 3 14 4.7 1.1 7 0 0 0 0 0
2008 TEN 16 5 16 3.2 1 7 0 0 0 1 1
2007 TEN 16 20 114 5.7 7.1 15 0 0 0 7 0
2006 TEN 13 14 60 4.3 4.6 13 0 0 0 1 0
Defensive
YearTeamGTotalSoloAstSckSFTYPDefIntTDsYdsAvgLng
TOTAL 58 6 5 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 -- 0
2009 TEN 13 0 -- -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- --
2008 TEN 16 0 -- -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- --
2007 TEN 16 4 3 1 0 0 0 -- -- -- -- --
2006 TEN 13 2 2 0 0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- --
Fumbles
YearTeamGFUMLostFFOWN FROPP FROWN YDSOPP YDSTDOOBSftyTB
TOTAL 58 7 7 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2009 TEN 13 1 1 -- -- -- -- -- 0 0 0 0
2008 TEN 16 1 1 -- -- -- -- -- 0 0 0 0
2007 TEN 16 5 5 1 -- -- -- -- 0 0 0 0
2006 TEN 13 -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Kick Return
YearTeamGRetYdsAvgLngTD20+40+FCFUM
TOTAL 58 1 14 14 14 0 0 0 0 0
2009 TEN 13 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2008 TEN 16 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2007 TEN 16 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2006 TEN 13 1 14 14 14 0 0 0 0 0

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