#22 JerMichael White
Hometown: Johnson City, Tenn.
High School: Science Hill HS
Height / Weight: 6-1 / 185
2016 (Sophomore): Played in seven games as a reserve in the defensive secondary and on special teams with his first career start coming at Mercer (Oct. 15) … Recorded 11 total tackles with seven solo stops … Matched his career-high with three tackles twice, doing so in the season-opener at East Carolina (Sept. 3) and at Mercer … Tallied one pass break-up at Mercer … Credited with four tackles in WCU’s annual Spring Game.
2015 (Freshman): Appeared in nine games as a true freshman, each coming as a defensive reserve and on special teams ... Recorded 11 tackles including six solo stops ... Made his collegiate debut in the season-opener against Mars Hill (Sept. 5), tallying his first career tackle against the Lions ... Recorded a career-high three tackles twice -- at Tennessee (Sept. 19) and against Furman (Nov. 7), forcing a fumble in the latter.
Prior to Western Carolina: Played mostly wide receiver and defensive back before seeing more time at running back as a senior ... Rushed for 474 yards and seven touchdowns while also catching 30 passes for 439 yards and three scores ... Defensively, racked up 55 tackles with six TFLs while intercepting five passes, returning two for scores ... Played in the Eighth-Annual Border Bowl between Kentucky and Tennessee, catching a touchdown pass as a wide receiver ... Missed four games due to a hand injury as a junior ... High school coach was Stacy Carter ... Also played basketball and ran track as a prep.
Personal: Full name is Jermichael White ... Is the son of Tonya White ... Has a younger brother.
Courtesy WCU Athletics Media Relations
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Montana #22 is retired in honor of former RB Terry Dillon, who was killed in a construction accident in 1964 after playing one year as a DB for the Minnesota Vikings.
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