The second player in our BamaHammer Meet the Tide series is redshirt junior wide receiver DeAndrew White.
In Alabama’s fifth game of the 2012 season, White tore his ACL. Although the Houston, Texas native’s season ended early, he made an early season splash with a 51-yard touchdown reception against Michigan in week one.
Highly touted coming out of high school, White was rated no worse than the 13th best wide receiver in the signing class of 2010. He chose the Crimson Tide over Florida, LSU, Oklahoma State, Texas A&M and Baylor. As some of his Alabama teammates did, White played in the U.S. Army All-American game in San Antonio.
White redshirted his first year on campus and played in 12 games in the 2011 season. As a redshirt freshman, he caught 14 passes for 151 yards and two touchdowns. He also returned kicks on special teams throughout the season.
Prior to his season-ending knee injury, White caught a pass in every 2012 game. He caught a season high four passes against Florida Atlantic.
As the 2008 Texas 5A 200-meter dash champion, White clearly has speed, which he uses as a deep threat for AJ McCarron and the Alabama passing attack.
For his two seasons of playing time, White has 22 catches for 156 yards and 4 touchdowns.
As previously discussed, White looks to continue to make plays for the Crimson Tide offense in 2013 while recovering from his knee injury.