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White Named FWAA Second Team All-America

by Michael Bonnette (@LSUBonnette)
White Named FWAA Second Team All-America

BATON ROUGE – LSU linebacker Devin White has been named second team All-America by the Football Writers Association of America, the organization announced on Monday.

White’s performance in 2017 was instrumental in 17th-ranked LSU winning seven of its last eight games to finish the regular season with a 9-3 overall mark, which includes a 6-2 Southeastern Conference record.

The second team FWAA All-America honor continues what has been an award-filled season for the sophomore from Springhill, Louisiana. Last week, White was named first team All-SEC by the league’s coaches. He also earned SEC Defensive Player of the Week honors a league-record four times in 2017.

White led the SEC in tackles in 2017, recording 127 in 12 games. The 127 tackles rank as the sixth-highest single-season total in school history. White finished fourth in the league in tackles for loss with 12.5.

White was named SEC Defensive Player of the Week following wins over Florida, Auburn, Arkansas and Texas A&M. White recorded double-digit tackles eight times this year, including a career-best 15 in LSU’s 27-23 win over Auburn.

As a unit, LSU’s defense currently ranks No. 3 in the SEC in rushing yards allowed (126.4), No. 4 in points allowed (18.8) and total defense (311.7).

White and the Tigers close out the 2017 season against 14th-ranked Notre Dame in the Citrus Bowl on January 1 in Orlando.