12 Terry White

Terry White Ohio State
usaUnited States
Cambridge, OH
High School
Past Teams
Ohio State
1983, 1984, 1985

Post-OSU Update: Terry White was dismissed by Earle Bruce for an unspecified violation of team rules before the 1986 season. He transferred to West Virginia. (updated: Jan. 2024)

Major: Communications (1986), Business Administration (1984-85)

Weight: 174 (1986), 173 (1985), 170 (1983-84)

1986 Media Guide: Has started at safety each of the past two seasons, playing 293.5 minutes as a freshman and 301 minutes last year … hits surprisingly hard for his size … made 71 tackles in each of his first two seasons … intercepted four passes in 1984 and three in 1985.

1985: Batted down nine passes, caused three fumbles and had four touchdown saves … his dramatic interception deep in the end zone in the final seven seconds of the Citrus Bowl enabled Ohio State to defeat Brigham Young 10-7.

1985 Media Guide: A sure tackler who hits surprisingly hard for his size … extremely quick.

1984: Started nine games and played a total of 293.5 minutes … made 71 tackles, fourth on the team and most of anyone in the secondary … intercepted four passes and broke up five … three times stopped opposing ball carriers for a loss.

1984 Media Guide: Will challenge Kelvin Bell for the starting job at safety … had a 44-yard interceptions return in the Dayton Spring Game.

High School: Played safety on defense and tailback on offense at Cambridge High … Once intercepted four passes in a high school game and returned them 170 yards … rushed for 1,368 yards and scored 11 touchdowns his senior year … holds the school rushing record with 3,061 yards over a three-year period … his top thrill came when he caught a 79-yard touchdown pass with 40 seconds remaining to turn defeat into victory.

Personal: From a family of seven … hobbies are fishing, music and swimming.


SeasonTeamGGSTklSoloAsstTFLTFL YdsSacksSack YdsFFFRIntInt YdsPBUBlkDef TDPRFCPR YdsPR AvgPR TD
1984Ohio State119714130315111004355003272.30
1985Ohio State111171432800003133390000000