A few thousand jobs, Springhill mayor Carroll Breaux said, were eliminated. More than once, he added, White would “just run slam over the opposition” instead of trying to avoid them while running the ball. And next year, you can only go down, that's how high you are. Police have released new details on the car crash that killed the father of New England Patriots star James White and left his mother with life-threatening injuries. Out of all my years in coaching, I’ve never had a (Division-I) player like this here.’ ”. “Time marches on, and there’s probably somebody right now in junior high,” Blanton said. "They're going to do everything that I wanted to come back and do next year," White said. There was immense weight, Houston said, for White to rise from a lost and broken town. Devin Hervey, is all grown up, and there is no denying that he is a replica of his father, Ramon Hervey II. I love Devin White, but I hope he doesn't fall into the trap of lavish spending. I still got more room for my game to grow.' Houston was driving the bus, and he said the van flipped five times and threw nearly everyone from the vehicle, including J.J. White said he learned maturity from J.J. — his elder by six years, who accepted his new brother fully when his father, Willie Standokes, married White’s mother, Coesha, when White was 4 years old. He made his announcement in a video released by the LSU athletic department on Jan. 14, the last day for underclassmen to declare for the draft. “After that,” Houston said, “everything changed.”. Wood said that when she told some summer-camp kids who Daisy Mae’s owner was, they grew excited and “started reciting all his stats.”, Some of the kids, Wood said, even messaged White on Instagram, saying “I fed your horse!”. In the stock market of LSU football expectations, the question is whether to go short or bet on the long-term investment. But early indications are that's likely to change in 2019. 2018-10-21T02:44:51.000Z. White played varsity as a freshman at the newly consolidated North Webster High, which had just hired a new head football coach, John Ware, from North Caddo. Tampa Bay’s 2019 first round pick, White … White said there was a point where he even said, "forget the video, I'm going back to school.". Devin White amassed 5,000 rushing yards and 81 touchdowns in high school. “I didn’t know what to do,” Ware said. From Stadium Drive, Baton Rouge up to Main Street, Springhill, others rely on hope, too. As he led Daisy Mae through the stable halls, the silence was only broken up by the snuffs of other horses in their pens. FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — A Florida man has been charged in a traffic crash that killed a longtime police captain who was the father of New England Patriots running back James White… Devin White gifts his mom a new car; Former LSU linebacker reflects on draft decision, future, BY BROOKS KUBENA | bkubena@theadvocate.com. And all the hype and expectation were cast onto the shoulders of a teenager. LSU didn't have a player selected in the first round of the 2018 NFL Draft. SEATTLE — Patriots running back James White’s father, Tyrone, was killed in an automobile accident in South Florida on Sunday, the Broward Sheriff’s Office confirmed to the Globe. It’s an inspiration White said he wants to pay forward. White is the centerpiece of LSU’s new blitz-heavy defense under defensive coordinator Dave Aranda, and after leading the NCAA in tackles in 2017, the 6-foot-1, 240-pound junior is expected to establish himself as one of the best linebackers in program history before taking the fast track to the NFL. White watched Clemson rout Alabama 44-16 in the College Football Playoff national championship, and he feels like "LSU is right there" to compete with the Tide. White was a resident of Illinois at the time of passing. Houston took White to the camp, where he said White ran a 4.45-second 40-yard dash. Devin White may have the Los Vegas Raiders wishing they took him with the fourth pick in the 2019 NFL Draft. Devin White always has been a horse guy. Devin’s parents met during the 1995-96 season of the Grand Rapids Mackers, a minor … White will grin, wearing the same Justin George Strait boots he’s had since high school. — DEVIN WHITE 4️⃣0️⃣ (@DevinWhite__40) February 10, 2019. The Pittsburgh Steelers selected Bush in the first round (10th overall) of the 2019 NFL Draft.His father, Devin Bush, was also a first round (26th overall) pick in the 1995 NFL Draft. Over the next three seasons, TV trucks, college scout caravans and curious out-of-towners followed the lumber trucks down Main Street to see the phenom on Friday nights. He first rode a horse at age 5, when he asked a friend down the street of his “country town” Louisiana neighborhood if he could give it a try. ", "The first thing I wanted to do, I wanted to get my mom a car," White said in a Monday morning interview on "Off the Bench" on 104.5 ESPN.Â. At times, it was too much of a phenomenon for a small town to handle. Strengths. Devin White's Biography With Birthday, Age, Height, Weight, Family, Nationality, Father, Mother, Siblings, Spouse, Kids, Wiki etc. You have permission to edit this article. Devin spent his early years in Grandville, Michigan, which was a suburb of Grand Rapids. White said he still writes J.J.’s name on his cleats. Six LSU players heading to NFL combine; When will they be on field? The 63-year-old raised horses on his family’s 160 acres, and, at times, he’d invite Cotton Valley residents to trail-ride parties, where they’d ride horses, eat barbecue and “just have a good time.”. Taking stock of LSU football in the era of Ed Orgeron, Who is LSU's leader? While LSU’s Devin White is considered the top off-ball linebacker in ... Bush said exceeding his father’s accomplishments — Devin Sr. was … “Being in a small town,” White said, “a lot of people like to rely on hope.”. 25 in the AP preseason poll, which was released Monday morning. J.J. taught White everything he knew, and White followed J.J. wherever he went. LSU linebacker Devin White, Friday, August 17, 2018, at BREC's Farr Park in Baton Rouge, La. Over the next two years White dominated the little-league fields of northern Louisiana — scoring so many touchdowns as a running back, Shaw said, that they had to carry around his birth certificate to prove White was only 10 years old. Houston became White’s confidante, his recruiting trip companion, his surrogate father. re: Devin White buys mom a new Mercedes Posted by TexasTiger88 on 2/11/19 at 10:18 am to stratman Was listening to OTB this morning and they had Devin on as a guest. Another Devin White? He attended Moss Point High School in Moss Point, Mississippi and played in the 2014 McDonald's All-American Game, before spending one season playing college basketball for the University of Kentucky. 24 overall, and he went on to play 10 seasons in the NFL. ... Pat Sajak and a 'Wheel of Fortune' contestant traded the goofiest dad jokes about fencing. He was still a kid.”. Devin White is the fastest linebacker at the NFL combine. Afterward, White walked with Houston around the Mall of Louisiana — a 14-year-old with a scholarship offer to LSU. Teammate gives clue, Devin White chases ball carriers, not trends, as he prepares for Fiesta Bowl and NFL draft decision, Ex-LSU star Devin White pens emotional post after his 'first love,' pet horse Daisy Mae dies. The Advocate breaks down the essentials, LSU makes cut in AP preseason poll; see where Tigers, others rank, Mom knows best: Don't assume LSU star Devin White will leave early for NFL draft, Experts: Two LSU football players could go in 1st round of 2019 NFL Draft, LSU practice report, Aug. 20, 2018: After attending start of fall classes Monday, Tigers return to field, LSU's Devin White, Greedy Williams make ESPN's list of top 50 college football players, LSU storylines for 2018: Ed Orgeron, those quarterbacks, the tough slate and more, The Advocate's football preview: Breaking down LSU's 2018 schedule. Leonard Fournette is active but really is a break glass emergency guy. “And by the time some get into high school, they’re not what everybody said they’re going to be. 40 jersey twice. He could've bought mom a loaded Toyota, which is a higher-quality vehicle, at half the price. What's the key issue? Commenting on his new training regime with his dad, Devin said: "I mean, I had YouTubed players doing this sort of stuff. Devin McCourty honored teammate James White, who tragically lost his father in a car accident today. Devin J. “When the mill was running, everyone had new cars,” said Springhill resident Bruce Blanton, 60, who worked in the mill. On the first day of fall classes, the LSU football team returned to the practice field Monday for the first time since Ed Orgeron held his sec…. Devin J. Six LSU players heading to NFL combine; When will they be on field? Devin White brought to tears in emotional moment after former LSU LB impresses at NFL Combine, LSU's Devin White, Greedy Williams make AP Preseason All-America team, LSU LB Devin White named Lott IMPACT Trophy National Player of the Week, Watch: LSU linebacker Devin White is cruising around campus, Tiger Stadium on a horse, LSU's Devin White wins Dick Butkus Award for nation's top linebacker; first Tiger to win the award, LSU's Devin White: playing in the Fiesta Bowl 'wasn't a tough choice at all,' waiting to make NFL decision, Will Devin White forgo NFL draft for another year at LSU? The YouTube title read “Standardbred Racking Mare FOR SALE.”. But at Farr Park Equestrian Center, where the oak trees and picket fences block Tiger Stadium from view, the Cotton Valley native can also braid the black hairs of Daisy Mae’s mane and brush the dust from her brown shoulders. ” Ware recalled them saying. One time, Branch said, a team tried to squib-kick a ball past White on special teams, and he jumped, snatched it with one hand and carried it down the sideline for a touchdown. By 9, Devin was a state boxing champion. “It was a long ride back,” White said. But he was twice as good as we’d heard, and he was good to begin with. “(Miles) offered him on the spot,” Houston said. White was born on Saturday, September 24, 1994 and passed away on Monday, February 10, 2020. Me and Devin White are great matchups with running backs or faster guys that a lot of these bigger linebackers, 6' 2" or 6' 3", 250 pounds, can’t … Devin visited his father during his summer holidays, in Moss Point, Mississippi, a place that had a significant black population. So when White asked Shaw about the next trail ride, Shaw recalled saying, “Well, me and X-man are going to the football game on Saturday. “He looked like a grown man, but he had not fully matured,” Ware said. The video is still near the top of White's twitter account, and a caption says the car doesn't "amount to all the things you have done for me but you do deserve it. — PewterReport (@PewterReport) October 9, 2020 #GoBucs coach Bruce Arians told @JayGlazer they gave Devin White some snaps at RB. "But you're so high, it's hard to tell you to come back because you're so high. You see all this ability, and you want him to do everything right, right now. One vehicle was discovered… Hundreds of people ignored social distancing guidelines and partied their asses off at Devin White's "Trail Ride" charity event over the ... Evander Holyfield's Son My Dad's Ready to … Blanton said White could tackle people by just sticking his arm out, “grab one of these little guys and throw 'em down.”. “This is like Cotton Valley right here — this little part,” White said. Houston began sending White inspirational text messages, and even now, White will roll over in the early morning to the buzz of his cell phone. Email notifications are only sent once a day, and only if there are new matching items. Early Sunday afternoon, Devin White gifted his mother a new car. He turned out to be better than anybody’d imagined.”. In 1974, the Baltimore Colts drafted Cotton Valley High School graduate Roger Carr No. “Those big-paying jobs were no more. Tampa Bay Buccaneers linebacker Devin White was the team’s first-round selection in the 2019 NFL Draft, going fifth overall, and for good reason. In White's interview, he said his mother drove her old car from their home in Cotton Valley to every game he played in college. White Obituary. Ensminger, used to such calls, invited White to LSU’s football camp to see for himself. Devin White recorded a 40-yard dash time of 4.42 seconds Sunday, the fastest mark in his position group. The mare brings peace to a country-born linebacker chasing greatness, and, on the first weekend of July, White decided he must have her. In White's interview, he said his mother drove her old car from their home in Cotton Valley to every game he played in college. White’s mother and father had both earned basketball scholarships, and he had his mind set on following their footsteps. When news leaked that Miles had visited Ware in his North Webster office, Ware said people would become mad at him because he didn’t tell them that the famous coach was there. Sure, it’s unconventional – but it’s a working recipe. Fast forward 21 years later, and Devin is knocking on the UFC’s official top 15. Last season, according to Forbes, every player selected in the top 10 received a total contract valued at least $17 million and received signing bonuses of at least $11 million.Â, White repeated that the choice to leave LSU "was very difficult." LSU linebacker Devin White tends to his horse, Daisy Mae, Friday, August 17, 2018, at BREC's Farr Park in Baton Rouge, La. I can get better, and I can be even higher, even though I'm already at the top. The lumber trucks still chug through Main Street in Springhill, a mile away from the Arkansas state line, but they don’t stop in town anymore. ### On April 23, 2018, law enforcement was made aware of a troubling pattern of conduct and statements by student, Devin White, age 18, a senior at Mammoth Lakes High School. The area continued to produce athletes — like 1988 NFL Rookie of the Year John Stephens and Kansas City Chiefs running back Charcandrick West — but no one produced the same public fanfare of Crow or Carr. LSU's Devin White, once a small-town Louisiana athlete, now chasing greatness, BY BROOKS KUBENA | bkubena@theadvocate.com, Rabalais: Go short or long term? When White checked his mare into Farr Park, the manager, Melissa Wood, said she didn’t know who he was. Linebackers, particularly inside linebackers, hardly ever reach that speed. J’Marco Jewel Greenard, 19, died on June 11, 2011, when the rear, driver’s side tire of a church van blew out on a return trip from Texas. Devin White was the SEC leader in total tackles and was the fastest linebacker at the NFL Combine. ... 'Hey daddy… Join Facebook to connect with Devin White and others you may know. That is, until a super-sized kid’s affinity for horses lured him into the game of football. But at the end of the day, I had to make a business decision.". I still went back and forth. White was at home with his mother when they got the call. The bleachers at Baucum-Farrar Stadium, which were hardly ever filled, were packed. “When I turn on that road, it’s like ‘Up, I’m going to Springhill. I’m going to Cotton Valley.’ ”. Please accept Echovita’s sincere condolences. There was a problem saving your notification. Breakout star? 7 overall pick. “It really suffered,” said Blanton, who was one of the workers who was laid off. Devin White attended North Webster High School in Springhill, Louisiana where he played high school football as a stand out linebacker and running back.. White was a controversial recruit out of high school, having multiple run-ins with police. But in the summer of 2009, Shaw was approached by a persistent little-league coach, Shaun Houston, who had seen White “put half his forearm” over the rim at a recent open gym and desperately wanted him to join his new football team. “ ‘He’s phenomenal. But a major factor came down to the coaching staff, notably defensive coordinator Dave Aranda who broke down the pros and cons. Sending love to the White family. Within 10 minutes, Houston said, White’s phone rang 15 times. Grandville was a town that was dominated by its white population. In a 51-47 playoff win over Patterson in 2014, Ware said White rushed for 400 yards, received for 100 more and scored six touchdowns. Tyrone White Sr., 59, was killed in an accident involving two vehicles around 1 p.m. Sunday in Cooper City, Florida, according to the Broward Sheriff’s Office. Blanton said he was sometimes criticized for his radio broadcasts, with some people saying, “You know, Bruce, there are other people on the team besides Devin.”. Houston said they planned to leave the camp early to catch another at Alabama, but Ensminger asked them to stay a little longer and meet then-head coach Les Miles. ", So thankful for the sacrifices that you made for me, you always went without so I could have the nicest things, this is a appreciation gift, It do not amount to all the things you have done for me but you do deserve it, Enjoy and I love you with everything in me ♥️🙏🏾🤠 pic.twitter.com/rYouIO29Ch. Recruiting reporters were calling from Rivals, 247Sports, Scout, Bleacher Report. Houston got his first box in mid-August, and White immediately texted, “Send me one now.”. ... while father/trainer Bill Haney took it in, from another location. Ware said he called Steve Ensminger, who was LSU’s tight end coach at the time and recruited the area. View the profiles of people named Devin White. What's their draft projection? “Even myself, I was guilty of treating him like a grown man. White played both running back and linebacker at North Webster, and the stories of his high school games often sound like fiction. Together, White and Houston are in the early stages of creating a nonprofit foundation that supports young athletes in financial need  called “Believe.”. "His biggest pitch to me was, D, if you were a second-round pick, I'd tell you to come back and improve your draft stock," White said. Houston defensive tackle Ed Oliver and LSU linebacker Devin White both own and ride horses, and Oliver said the two have even spent some time trading equine stories this week. 4 overall prospect. White had become so popular in Baton Rouge that when he’d purchased a cell phone plan, the AT&T employee offered a phone number that used his No. Her father was a native of Nogales; her mother was from Alabama. Mr. White waived his right to a speedy preliminary hearing within 10 days and will have a forensic psychiatry exam prior to the court hearing any additional request for bail. ... White's teammate Devin McCourty ran to … Photo courtesy of NFL/Twitter There was a problem saving your notification. Branch remembers White being “very aware and measured” during interviews, and Houston said White skipped playing outside with his friends to “talk like an adult” with Houston and his wife, Naomi. He was … ESPN on Monday released its list of names it believes will be the 50 best players in college football this season. ESPN draft analyst Mel Kiper has White ranked as his No. What's their draft projection. The former LSU linebacker is still a few months away from the NFL draft, but after signing with an agent and receiving a few marketing deals, White said he realized: "Oh, I got some money now. His mother is in critical condition. LSU linebacker Devin White takes a selfie with fans on Victory Hill before the Rice game on Saturday, November 17, 2018, outside Tiger Stadium in Baton Rouge, La. LSU is ranked No. “Who knows? Under the flashing caution light on Highway 371, past a hollowed and weed-infested church, rests the single-wide trailer where the stepbrothers once shared a room. The mare dipped her dark head into the palm of White’s hand — the same hand that tears footballs free from running backs and flings quarterbacks effortlessly to the ground. White said he learned maturity from J.J. — his elder by six years, who accepted his new brother fully when his father, Willie Standokes, married White’s mother, Coesha, when White was 4 … Here is Devin J. White’s obituary. Inevitably, White’s anonymity at Farr Park didn’t last long either. Devin Haney struck a chord with many, but nothing he said is a new play in the game of boxing or life. White, who is the father of NFL running back James White of the New England Patriots, was pronounced dead on the scene. “I told him, ‘Look, we’ve got this kid here,’ ” Ware recalled. ... His dad » … “But knowing I had her in the back of the truck, I really couldn’t complain.”. Even now, White said he sometimes rides Daisy Mae bareback beyond the picket fences, along the bike lanes of Highway 327, where people will stop their cars and take pictures. "So, that's why it was such a special moment, because of the type of person my mother is and how it was just so grateful for me to do something for her. Shaw’s grandson, Xavious (nicknamed X-man), would bring along his classmate, Devin White, who had shot up to six feet tall by the sixth grade and already could dunk a basketball. He added 286 tackles, 8.5 sacks, nine interceptions at LSU. Share this article 146 shares share tweet text email link Colin Liotta. For now, they’re handing out custom mouthpieces that have the word “Believe” printed on the front, promoting the foundation. White said he watched the seven-minute video twice before immediately calling up the owner and purchasing Daisy Mae with what he'd saved from leftover scholarship money and bowl stipends. And what running back is White looking forward most in tackling? When asked about the purpose of Believe, White said it was about rising from small beginnings. White (Summit Argo, Illinois), who passed away on February 10, 2020, at the age of 25, leaving to mourn family and friends. “It was just a prosperous time.”. Up until 1979, Springhill and the surrounding cities — Shongaloo, Sarepta and Cotton Valley — thrived economically from a paper mill under the International Paper Company. White is training for the NFL combine, which is in Indianapolis from Feb. 26 until March 4, and he predicted he would run a 40-yard dash time in the 4.4 to low-4.5 range. Miami-Dade police Capt. Devin White couldn't hold back tears after his LB-best 40 time at the NFL combine. — Rick Stroud (@NFLSTROUD) October 8, 2020 The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are extremely thin at running back for Thursday night’s game against the Chicago Bears, and that forced … You can listen to the full interview here. Devin Armani Booker (born October 30, 1996) is an American professional basketball player for the Phoenix Suns of the National Basketball Association (NBA). How would I be able to get you to the trail ride if you’re not at the football game?”. The shirt read, "Shoot Hoops, Not People." Kinda like, 'It don't matter where I get picked. We lost people who moved away.”. FATHER-AND-SON RELATIONSHIP. White finished his last exam of summer school on July 7, borrowed a teammate’s Chevy Silverado, and drove 12 hours roundtrip to Hickory Valley, Tennessee, to retrieve Daisy Mae. But he seems like a grounded guy and hopefully will manage his money well. Devin J. Other questions:subscriberservices@theadvocate.com. ", The on-field activities for the NFL combine begin Friday in Indianapolis, and there will be six LSU football players being evaluated over the …. White said former LSU running back Leonard Fournette, which would become a possibility if White is not selected by the Jacksonville Jaguars with the No. Blanton said it was easy to sell radio advertisements for the games on KTKC, and everywhere he went “there were people talking about (the game) who had listened to it on the radio.”, Blake Branch, a former sports editor at the Minden Press-Herald who is now on the North Webster coaching staff, said he always wanted to go to one of White’s games “because I wanted to see what he might do that night.”. John David Crow, winner of the 1957 Heisman Trophy at Texas A&M, graduated from Springhill High. You have permission to edit this article. Houston remembers pulling White aside after the funeral and saying, “I’ll make sure that you and all your younger sisters and brothers are always taken care of.”. Hopefully, there is.”, The Advocate breaks down the top six storylines for LSU this season, The on-field activities for the NFL combine begin Friday in Indianapolis, and there will be six LSU football players being evaluated over the …. In a recent Instagram post, Devin shared a picture of himself wearing a white t-shirt with an animated basketball design at the front. With mom and dad by his side, Devin chose Kentucky in the blue chip recruiting class that also included current NBA players Karl-Anthony Towns, Trey Lyles and Tyler Ulis. White and preseason All-American cornerback Greedy Williams both have one. Business at the neighboring Chick-A-Dilly boomed. Other questions:subscriberservices@theadvocate.com. Ware said White had “arms that were bigger than my legs” and that White ran the ball at least 70 times as a freshman running back, while also recording 110 tackles as the team’s starting linebacker. ATLANTA — After a sophomore season in which he led the SEC with 133 tackles, LSU linebacker Devin White has people talking. He mentioned that he has already received multiple endorsement deals. "She always put herself last and always put us first and made sure we had the nicest things," said White, who was the first LSU linebacker to win the Butkus Award for nation's top linebacker. “I never had a kid that talented, and I didn’t want him to miss out.”. White said he only has four online classes to finish before earning his degree in sports administration, and he still Facetimes safety Grant Delpit and corner Kary Vincent. June 2, 2019 7:29 pm ET. George “Junior” Shaw still laughs at his own tact. No, White had always been too big for even one of Louisiana’s smallest cities to hide. Lavonte David, right, and Devin White, left, together have 81 solo tackles and 116 combined -- the most of any linebacker duo this season. Houston asked Shaw to help persuade White. 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