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Pick #45: USC RB LenDale White
By Jeff Fuqua
Posted April 29th, 2006

Height: 6-0
Weight: 238
40 Speed: 4.49 (est)

The Tennessee Titans traded pick #39 of the second round to the Philadelphia Eagles in exchange for pick #45 which was used on USC RB LenDale White. The Titans gained pick #116 in the fourth round for the trade.

White was anticipated to be taken at some point of the first round but a poor Pro Day and a hamstring injury which prevented him from running the 40 created a Draft Day slide for the All-Conference, All-American from last season who shared running duties with Heisman winner Reggie Bush.

White is a strong and bruising ball carrier with excellent instincts. He is patient and waits for blocks to develop with terrific vision. White immediately finds the running lanes and follows blocks, running with balance and body control. He makes quick cutbacks in a small area or wiggles his way through the traffic. He is powerful, easily breaks tackles and picks up a lot of yardage off initial contact.

The following is a full bio from NFL.com:

OVERVIEW
LenDale teamed with Reggie Bush to not only give the Trojans a running back tandem aptly named “Thunder and Lightning,” but also provided Southern California with the most dominating backfield in recent college annals. The duo scored at least one touchdown between them in 37 consecutive games and both of them scored in 19 of those contests.

White comes from a family with good sports bloodlines, but he is certain to surpass the exploits of cousins, former Notre Dame (1998) and Pittsburgh (2000-01) tailback/wide receiver Darcey Levy, ex-Wyoming (1998-2002) linebacker Herman White and former Colorado point guard Chauncey Billups, now an All-NBA point guard with the Detroit Pistons.

LenDale was a 2002 Super Prep, Prep Star All-American and Prep Football Report All-American selection at Chatfield High School. He added Super Prep Elite 50, Tom Lemming Top 100, Super Prep All-Midlands, Prep Star All-Midlands, Tom Lemming All-Midland, Orange County Register Fab 15, Gatorade Colorado Player of the Year, Rocky Mountain News All-Colorado first-team and Rocky Mountain News Class 5A All-State first-team honors as a senior tailback.

That year, White ran for 1,683 yards and 21 touchdowns. As a junior in 2001, he earned Rocky Mountain News All-Colorado first-team and Rocky Mountain News Class 5A All-State first-team recognition. He rushed for 1,850 yards with 30 scores, plus had 185 receiving yards with two touchdowns. Chatfield went 14-0 in 2001 and was the Class 5A champion. His coach at Chatfield was Dave Logan, the former Colorado All-American wide receiver who played in the National Football League (1976-83, Cleveland; 1984, Denver).

White played the 1999 and 2000 seasons at Denver South High, where he made the Rocky Mountain News All-Colorado first team in 2000 and the Rocky Mountain News Class 5A All-State first team both years. He finished his prep career (started all four years) as Colorado's career rushing leader, with 7,803 yards.

LenDale was thrust right into the action as a true freshman in 2003 at Southern California. The Freshman All-American second-team choice did not get to see much action until midseason, but he produced the second-best season by a freshman in school history. He led the team with 141 carries for 754 yards (5.3 avg) and a school freshman season-record thirteen touchdowns.

LenDale again led the team in rushing with 1,103 yards and fifteen touchdowns on 203 attempts (5.4 avg) in 2004. The second-team All-Pac 10 Conference pick also caught eleven passes for 97 yards (8.8 avg) and a pair of scores.

White appeared in every game as a reserve in 2005, finishing second on the team with 197 carries for 1,302 yards (6.6 avg). What makes that total even more impressive is that he gained 913 of those yards after initial contact, thus living up to his “Thunder” billing.

He led in the nation in scoring with 156 points (second with an average of 12.0 ppg) and 26 total touchdowns. His 24 scores on the ground set school and Pac-10 Conference season-records. He also caught fourteen passes for 219 yards (15.6 avg) and two touchdowns.

In 39 games with the Trojans, LenDale started only eleven times. He ranks eighth on the school’s career-record list with 3,159 yards on 541 carries (5.8 avg). His 52 rushing touch-downs set a USC all-time record and ranks second in Pac-10 annals. White also caught 31 passes for 331 yards (10.7 avg) and five scores. His 57 total touchdowns tied a Pac-10 career-record and ranks twelfth in NCAA Division 1-A history.

CAREER NOTES

LenDale finished his career with 3,159 yards rushing, the eighth-best total in school history behind Reggie Bush (3169, 2003-05), Mike Garrett (3314, 63-65), O.J. Simpson (3423, 1967-68), Ricky Bell (3689, 1973-76), Anthony Davis (3724, 1972-74), Marcus Allen (4810, 1978-81) and Charles White (6245, 111976-79)…His 52 touchdowns rushing broke the old school all-time record of 49 by Charles White and rank second in Pac-10 Conference history behind Ken Simonton of Oregon State (56, 1998-2001)…His 52 scores on the ground rank 14th in NCAA Division 1-A annals…Only fumbled four times (all in 2004) on 541 carries…Added five scores receiving…His 57 total touchdowns set a school career-record and are one shy of the Pac-10 mark of 57 by Simonton…Those 57 scores also rank 12th in Division 1-A history.

2005 SEASON

All-American second-team selection by The NFL Draft Report, adding third-team honors from the Associated Press…Second-team All-Pac 10 Conference choice…Semi-finalist for the Doak Walker Award, given to the nation’s top running back…Despite not starting any of thirteen games he played in, he still led the nation in scoring with 156 points (second with an average of 12.0 ppg), breaking the Pac-10 season-record of 150 points by Skip Hicks of UCLA in 1997…His 24 touch-downs rushing led the nation and set school and conference season-records, topping the old Pac-10 mark of 22 scores by Washington’s Corey Dillon (1996), Marcus Allen (1981), O.J. Simpson (1968) and Hicks (22)…Ran 197 times for 1,302 yards (6.6 avg), becoming the first Trojan since Marcus Allen (1,563 in 1980 and 2,427 in 1981) to rush for over 1,000 yards in consecutive seasons…Caught 14 passes for 219 yards (15.6 avg) and two scores…His 26 total touchdowns broke the Pac-10 season record of 25 by Hicks in 1997… Gained 913 of his rushing yards after initial contact…94 of his carries resulted in first downs, including converting 18 thirddown plays and three more on fourth-down…Ran for over 10 yards 28 times and for over 20 yards twelve times…Did not fumble all year, extending his string to 278 carries without a fumble (71 in 2004, 197 in 2005)…Seven of his receptions were good for first downs, including two coming on third-down plays…Teaming with Reggie Bush (1,740 yards) at tailback, the duo became the first running back tandem in school history to gain over 1,000 yards each in the same season and only the second duo in Pac-10 annals to accomplish that feat, joining California’s Russell White (1,000) and Anthony Wallace (1,002) in 1990.

2004 SEASON

Sophomore All-American second-team selection by College Football News…All-Pac 10 Conference first-team pick by ESPN…Played in thirteen games, starting eleven contests… Came off the bench vs. Washington State and Oklahoma…Became the 23rd player in school history to rush for over 1,000 yards in a season, carrying 203 times for 1,103 yards (5.4 avg) and fifteen touchdowns…Caught eleven passes for 97 yards (8.8 avg) and a pair of scores.

2003 SEASON

College Football News Freshman All-American second-team choice…Named Pac 10 Conference Offensive Freshman of the Year by The Sporting News and College Football News…Shared ESPN Pac-10 co-Newcomer of the Year honors… Despite not starting any games or seeing much action until the season’s fifth game, LenDale led the team with 141 carries for 754 yards (5.3 avg) and thirteen touchdowns…His thirteen scoring runs set a school season-record for freshmen…Not much involved in the passing attack, but did score once on six receptions for 15 yards…His fourteen total touchdowns tied the school freshman record, first set by Mike Williams in 2002.

CAMPUS AGILITY TESTS

4.49 in the 40-yard dash…380-pound bench press…330-pound hang clean…33.5-inch vertical jump…32-inch arm length…9 1/8-inch hands.

HIGH SCHOOL

Attended Chatfield (Littleton, Col.) High School as a junior and senior, playing football for former NFL receiver and Chatfield head coach Dave Logan…2002 Super Prep, Prep Star All-American and Prep Football Report All-American selection…Added Super Prep Elite 50, Tom Lemming Top 100, Super Prep All-Midlands, Prep Star All-Midlands, Tom Lemming All-Midland, Orange County Register Fab 15, Gatorade Colorado Player of the Year, Rocky Mountain News All-Colorado firstteam and Rocky Mountain News Class 5A All-State first-team honors as a senior tailback…That year, White ran for 1,683 yards and 21 touchdowns…As a junior in 2001, he earned Rocky Mountain News All-Colorado first-team and Rocky Mountain News Class 5A All-State first-team recognition, as he rushed for 1,850 yards with 30 scores, plus had 185 receiving yards with two touchdowns…Chatfield went 14-0 in 2001 and was the Class 5A champion…Played the 1999 and 2000 seasons at Denver South High, where he made the Rocky Mountain News All-Colorado first team in 2000 and the Rocky Mountain News Class 5A All-State first team both years…Finished his prep career (started all four years) as Colorado's career rushing leader, with 7,803 yards.

PERSONAL

Sociology major…Comes from a family with good sports bloodlines, but he is certain to surpass the exploits of cousins, former Notre Dame (1998) and Pittsburgh (2000-01) tailback/wide receiver Darcey Levy, ex-Wyoming (1998-2002) linebacker Herman White and former Colorado point guard Chauncey Billups, now an All-NBA point guard with the Detroit Pistons…High school head coach, Dave Logan, was a former Colorado All-American wide receiver who played in the National Football League (1976-83, Cleveland; 1984, Denver)…Born 12/20/84…Resides in Denver, Colorado. 





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2009
TEAM STATS
Total Offense
12th
Total: 351.4
Passing: 189.4
Rushing: 162.0
Scoring Avg.: 22.1
Total Defense 28th
Total: 365.6
Passing: 258.7
Rushing: 106.9
Scoring Avg.: 25.1

2009
STAT LEADERS
Passing
V. Young
Attempts: 259
Completions: 152
Yards: 1879
Touchdowns: 10
Interceptions: 7
Passer Rating: 82.8
Rushing
C. Johnson
Carries: 358
Yards: 2006
Average: 5.6
Touchdowns: 14
Receiving
K. Britt
Receptions: 42
Yards: 701
Average: 16.7
Touchdowns: 3

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