25 Brendon White

Brendon White Ohio State
usaUnited States
Powell, OH
High School
Olentangy Liberty
Past Teams
Ohio State
2017, 2018, 2019

Major: Sport Industry (2018-19), Journalism (2017)

Weight: 215 (2019), 210 (2017-18)

2019 Media Guide: Brendon White enters his junior season coming off a breakout performance over the final five games of the 2018 campaign for the Big Ten and Rose Bowl champions … White was thrust into action during the first half of Ohio State’s game vs. Nebraska and went on to register a game- and career-high 13 tackles … had five or more tackles in each of Ohio State’s final five games and finished with 46 tackles on the season along with four tackles-for-loss, two pass break-ups and an interception … earned Defensive Most Valuable Player honors with eight tackles, two tackles-for-loss and an interception on a two-point conversion pass vs. Washington in the Rose Bowl … when he started the 2019 Rose Bowl game, White and his father, William (1985), became just the second father-son duo to start in the game, joining Howard “Hopalong” Cassidy (1955) and Craig (1976) … had a fourth-quarter
interception vs. No. 4 Michigan that he returned for 49 yards to go along with five tackles.

2018 Media Guide: Brendon White is a true sophomore who is in his second season with the program … he played in five games last year as a true freshman for the Big Ten champion Buckeyes … is a versatile and talented athlete and has played some at receiver and in the secondary … appears to be settled into the safety position.

2017 Media Guide: Brendon White was one of nine from the 2017 recruiting class to graduate from high school early and enroll in classes at Ohio State in January … once he graduated from Liberty, he practiced with the Buckeyes during their pre-bowl game practices in Columbus and then competed in the team’s spring drills … competed as a receiver this spring but has moved to safety.

High School: White was an athletic, multi-position star coached by Steve Hale at Olentangy Liberty … a consensus 4-star recruit, White was rated the No. 2 athlete in the class by Rivals and the No. 3 athlete by 247SportsRivals also ranked him the No. 2 player in Ohio and the No. 91 player nationally … moved to quarterback in 2016 after being named a first-team Associated Press all-state defensive back in 2015 … helped Liberty (13-1) win its first regional championship in 2016 and advance to the Ohio Division I state semifinals for the first time in school history … scored five touchdowns – four of them off receptions – in a regional semifinal win over Medina … named area offensive player of the year in 2016 with 799 passing yards and 11 scores, 842 rushing yards and 10 touchdowns, plus had 22 receptions and four more touchdowns … Associated Press all-state season as a junior in 2015 featured six interceptions on defense, catching 26 passes as a receiver and accumulating 11 touchdowns and nearly 1,200 all-purpose yards.

Personal: Is the son of Nikol and William White … father was a 1987 Ohio State captain and an all-Big Ten defensive back who went on to have an 11-year career in the NFL playing for the Detroit Lions, Kansas City Chiefs and Atlanta Falcons.




SeasonTeamGGSTklSoloAsstTFLTFL YdsSacksSack YdsFFFRIntInt YdsPBUBlkDef TD
2017Ohio State5011000000000000
2018Ohio State1454627194.0120000149200
2019Ohio State101191542.031.010000100