LSU Gold
Shreveport, La.
High School
Green Oaks HS

2017 NFL Draft: 1st round (27th overall) by Buffalo Bills
2016 LSU Graduate (sports administration)

2016 Permanent Defensive Team Captain
2016 Consensus All-America
2016 First Team All-America (American Football Coaches Association, Walter Camp)
2016 Second Team All-America (Football Writers Association of America, Sporting News, Pro Football Focus)
2016 First Team All-SEC (Coaches, Associated Press)
2016 Thorpe Award Finalist
2016 SEC Co-Special Teams Player of the Week vs. Jacksonville State
2015 Second Team All-SEC (Coaches, Associated Press)
2013 Freshman All-SEC (Coaches)

One of the top cornerbacks in school history and a four-year starter in the secondary for the Tigers from 2013-16 … Wore the coveted No. 18 jersey as both a junior and senior … The No. 18 is synonymous with success – both on and off the field – as well as a selfless attitude that has become the epitome of being an LSU football player … Defines what it means to be a quality student-athlete as he graduated with nearly a 3.0 grade point after … Turned down the NFL for one year and returned to LSU for his senior season in 2016 … Made the most of his return, earning his college degree as well being named a first team All-America … Finished career by playing in 49 games with 47 starts … Broke into starting lineup three games into his true freshman season and started 47 straight games … Missed only one game in his career, that coming in 2015 against Western Kentucky … Registered 167 tackles, 11.0 tackles for loss, 34 pass breakups and six interceptions during his career … The 34 pass breakups ties for No. 5 in LSU history for a career … Also returned 68 punts for 679 yards and a touchdown … Scored a total of four TDs during his career (3 punt returns, 1 interception return) … Participant in 2017 Senior Bowl in Mobile, Alabama.

Started all 12 games in the secondary for the Tigers … Earned first team All-America honors as well as being a first team All-SEC pick … Statistically, was the most difficult cornerback to pass against in 2016, allowing only 41.7 percent of his targets to be completed and he led the nation with a 90.5 overall grade according to Pro Football Focus … Finished year with 35 tackles, 4.0 tackles for loss and a half-sack … Recorded 14 pass breakups, which ranks as 10th in school history for a single-season … Added a pair of interceptions, which included returning one for 31 yards for a touchdown in the season-opener against Wisconsin … Added four tackles and a fumble recovery that setup LSU’s go-ahead touchdown in the third quarter against Wisconsin … Had season-high five tackles in win over Southern Miss … Had three tackles, including 1.5 for losses, against top-ranked Alabama … Other tackles for loss came in win over Ole Miss and Mississippi State … Returned a punt 60 yards for a touchdown against Jacksonville State, the third of his career … Recorded career-best four pass breakups and a pair of tackles in home finale against Florida … Key member of LSU defense that allowed an FBS best 16 touchdowns all season, just 1.33 a contest … LSU also ranked No.2 in the SEC in scoring defense (15.8 points per game), rushing defense (117.2 yards per game) and total defense (293.0 yards per game) and No. 3 in the league in pass defense (197.2 yards per game) … Had four tackles and a pass breakup in LSU’s 29-9 win over Louisville in the Citrus Bowl … Played pivotal role on LSU defense against Louisville, limiting the nation’s highest-scoring offense and the Heisman Trophy winning quarterback Lamar Jackson without a touchdown for the first time all season and to a season-low for points (9) in the Citrus Bowl.

Played and started 11 games at cornerback … Served as punt returner for the second consecutive season … Named a Second-Team All-SEC selection by both the league coaches and the Associated Press … Led the team with seven pass breakups … Finished with 44 total tackles, including 30 solo, and 1.5 tackles for losses … Returned 20 punts for 229 yards with an 11.4-yard average per return and scored a touchdown on a 69-yard return at Syracuse … Missed the Western Kentucky game due to injury … Posted a season-best six tackles at Mississippi State, versus Auburn and in the Texas Bowl against Texas Tech … Recorded two PBUs in the opener at Mississippi State, including a pivotal one in the endzone late in the game to preserve the win … Broke up at least one pass in games against South Carolina, Ole Miss, Texas A&M and Texas Tech … Earned a spot on the SEC Academic Honor Roll.

Played and started all 13 games at cornerback … Handled LSU’s punt return duties as well … Helped LSU rank No. 1 in the SEC in total defense (316.8 yards per game), pass defense (164.2 yards per game) … LSU allowed an SEC-low 10 passing touchdowns in 2014 and the Tigers were the only team in the league to hold opponents to fewer than 200 completions (LSU opponents completed 199-of-385 passes) … Finished with 33 tackles, six pass breakups and a pair of interceptions … Interceptions came in wins over New Mexico State and Florida … Broke up one pass in six games (vs. Wisconsin, Sam Houston, Mississippi State, Ole Miss, Arkansas and Notre Dame) … Had season-high five tackles against Arkansas … Added four tackles against Louisiana-Monroe and Alabama … Had three tackles and a sack for a 2-yard loss in win over Ole Miss … Broke a 67-yard punt return for a touchdown during the first quarter against Kentucky, his first career punt return TD … Finished Kentucky game with 114 punt return yards on four returns … Finished year with 25 punt returns for 273 yards … Ranked No. 6 in the SEC with a 10.9 punt return average.

Played in all 13 games with 11 starts … Earned Freshman All-SEC honors and was a third-team Freshman All-America selection in 2013 … Finished rookie season with 55 tackles, 2.5 tackles for loss and two interceptions … Led Tigers with seven pass breakups … Took over as starter at cornerback in week 3 against Kent State … Started rest of year becoming one of the top players on defense for the Tigers … Intercepted passes against Mississippi State and Iowa in the Outback Bowl … First interception of career came against Mississippi State, returning it 40 yards to the Bulldog 5-yard line setting up an LSU touchdown in the fourth quarter … Intercepted a pass in second quarter at the LSU 7-yard line to halt an Iowa drive in the Outback Bowl … Added three tackles against Hawkeyes in bowl game … Posted career-best eight tackles in regular-season finale against Arkansas … Had three tackles and broke up a pass in LSU win over Texas A&M … In win over Aggies, LSU held Texas A&M to season-lows of 10 points and 299 total yards … Had good all-around game vs. Ole Miss with five tackles, one tackle for loss and a pair of pass breakups … Recorded seven tackles and a pass breakup in 35-21 win over eventual national runner-up Auburn … In first career start vs. Kent State, had four tackles, forced a fumble and added a tackle for loss in the LSU win … Helped LSU defense limit Florida to just six points with seven tackles, a pass breakup and a tackle for loss.

Considered one of the nation’s top cornerback prospects for the Class of 2013 … A five-star recruit as the nation’s No. 2-ranked cornerback and No. 9-ranked prospect nationally regardless of position by 247Sports … Rated a five-star prospect by and listed as the nation’s 18th-best overall prospect and No. 4 cornerback … Listed as a five-star player by PrepStar and named to the PrepStar Top 150 Dream Team … Tabbed as a four-star prospect by ESPN and Scout … The top-ranked recruit in Louisiana by Rivals, 247sports and Scout for the Class of 2013 … Named a U.S. Army All-American during his senior season at Green Oaks in 2012 … Started in the defensive backfield for the West squad at the 2013 U.S. Army All-American Bowl in San Antonio … Wowed scouts with his athleticism and coverage skills in practice in preparation for the U.S. Army All-American Bowl … Displayed tremendous return skills in the game after returning the opening kickoff 33 yards and adding a 19-yard return in the first quarter … Had one carry for eight yards for a first down on a fake punt by the West squad in the fourth quarter … Added two tackles on defense as he finished the game with 60 all-purpose yards … A member of the Advocate Super Dozen … Played primarily as a quarterback during his prep career at Green Oaks … Passed for 593 yards and rushed for 306 yards while accounting for 11 touchdowns during a stellar senior season in 2012 … Honored as a first-team Class 3A all-state selection by the Louisiana Sports Writers Association following the 2012 campaign … Emerged as an elite prospect during his junior season in 2011 while passing for 1,710 yards and 20 touchdowns and rushing for 804 yards and eight touchdowns from the quarterback position … Added 45 tackles and four interceptions on the defensive side of the ball as a junior … Also a standout basketball player during his prep career while earning second-team Class 3A all-state honors from the LSWA as one of the state’s top guards in the spring of 2012 … Coached by Spencer Heard.

Born on Jan. 16, 1995 … Parents are David White and Lashawnita Ruffins … Graduated in December of 2016 with a degree in sports administration.

Total tackles: 8, Arkansas, 2013
PBUs: 4 vs. Florida, 2016
INTs: 1, 6 times (Last: Ole Miss, 2016; First: at Mississippi State, 2013)


2013 13-11 39 16 55 2.5-3 0-0 7 0 2-40 1 0-0
2014 13-13 23 10 33 3.0-4 1.0-2 6 1 2-0 0 0-0
2015 11-11 30 14 44 1.5-7 0-0 7 0 0-0 0 0-0
2016 12-12 19 16 35 4.0-14 0.5-3 14 0 2-21 0 1-6


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