37 William White

William White Ohio State
usaUnited States
Lima, OH
High School
Lima Senior
Past Teams
Ohio State
1984, 1985, 1986, 1987

Post-OSU Update: William White was selected in the fourth round (85th overall) of the 1988 NFL Draft by the Lions. White played 11 years in the NFL, the first six with Detroit. He played in 170 games (132 starts), mostly at safety. White finished his career with 20 interceptions and 721 tackles. (updated: Nov. 2022)

Major: Mechanical Engineering (1984-87)

Weight: 192 (1987), 186 (1986), 180 (1984-85)

1987 Media Guide: Has played in 35 games the past three seasons and has 35 starts … has a total of 981 career minutes for the Buckeyes … has 11 career interceptions and 137 tackles … consistently grades high in the coaches’ evaluation charts … steady and dependable … elected defensive captain of the 1987 Buckeyes.

1986: An ankle injury forced him to miss both the Purdue and Minnesota games.

1986 Media Guide: Has started all 24 games since coming to Ohio State … an honor student studying mechanical engineering … consistently grades high in the coaches’ evaluation charts.

1985: Led all defensive players in playing time with 334 minutes … made 51 tackles and led the team in pass interceptions with six.

1985 Media Guide: Runs the 40 in 4:58 … lifts 475 pounds.

1984: As a freshman started all 12 games and played very well … his 333.5 minutes of playing time was tops among all defensive players … consistently graded high in the coaches’ evaluation charts … intercepted three passes and led the team in batting down passes with seven … made 48 tackles and recovered two fumbles … intercepted a pass against Indiana and returned it for a touchdown.

1984 Media Guide: Dangerous at returning punts … will likely be used on defense at Ohio State.

High School: A two-way player at Lima Senior High, he ran for 1,444 yards and scored 14 touchdowns his senior year … also played point guard on the Lima basketball team … an honor student three years in high school.

Personal: Hobbies are music and basketball.


SeasonTeamGGSTklSoloAsstTFLTFL YdsSacksSack YdsFFFRIntInt YdsPBUBlkDef TD
1984Ohio State1212483117120002323701
1985Ohio State1212512922220023610400
1986Ohio State1111381820150011235300
1987Ohio State1111412912280020585701