Kevin White (American football)

Kevin White
No. 13Chicago Bears
Position: Wide receiver
Personal information
Date of birth: (1992-06-25) June 25, 1992
Place of birth: Plainfield, New Jersey
Height: 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Weight: 216 lb (98 kg)
Career information
High school: Emmaus (PA)
College: West Virginia
NFL Draft: 2015 / Round: 1 / Pick: 7
Career history
Roster status: Injured reserve
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics as of Week 4, 2016
Receptions: 19
Receiving yards: 187
Receiving touchdowns: 0
Player stats at

Kevin White (born June 25, 1992)[1] is an American football wide receiver for the Chicago Bears of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at West Virginia and was drafted seventh overall by the Bears in the 2015 NFL Draft.

High school and college career

White played high school football at Emmaus High School in Emmaus, Pennsylvania, which competes in the Lehigh Valley Conference.

He then attended Lackawanna College for two seasons before attending West Virginia University.[2] In his first season at West Virginia in 2013, he started nine of 11 games and had 35 receptions for 507 yards and five touchdowns.[3][4] White returned his senior season in 2014 as a starter.[5] He finished the season with 109 receptions for 1,447 yards and 10 touchdowns. He was named an All-American by numerous publications and was a finalist for the Fred Biletnikoff Award.[6]

Professional career

White was considered one of the two best wide receivers of the 2015 class, together with Amari Cooper. In most mock drafts he was projected to be a top 10 pick, and several analysts predicted that he would be chosen by the Oakland Raiders with the 4th pick of the 2015 NFL Draft.[7][8][9][10]

Pre-draft measurables
Ht WtArm lengthHand size 40-yd dash 10-yd split 20-yd split 20-ss 3-cone Vert Broad BP
6 ft 2⅝ in 215 lb32⅝ in in 4.35 s 1.53 s 2.54 s 4.14 s 6.92 s 36½ in 10 ft 3 in 23 reps
All values from NFL Combine

White was drafted by the Chicago Bears with the seventh overall draft pick in the 2015 NFL Draft.[11][12] On May 6, 2015, White signed a four-year, $15 million contract, including a $10 million signing bonus.[13]

While participating in the Bears off-season program, White received a minor injury to his shin that held him out of 11 training camp practices and the 2015 pre-season opener. Shortly after returning, the Chicago Bears General Manager Ryan Pace announced on August 15, 2015 that White had suffered a stress fracture in his shin while participating in organized team activities that would require surgery. On August 23, 2015, White had a steel rod inserted into his left tibia and was placed on the Bears physically unable to perform (PUP) list.[14] White did not play a single game during his rookie season of 2015.[15] After playing the first four games in the 2016 season, it was announced on October 5, 2016 that White had fractured the fibula in his left leg, the same leg he had injured the year before, and that he has been placed on injured reserve.[16]


  1. "Kevin White". Sports Illustrated. Retrieved 2015-12-18.
  2. "Emmaus grad White is headed to West Virginia for football - tribunedigital-mcall". 2012-12-20. Retrieved 2015-09-26.
  3. "Former junior college receiver White starting to catch on with West Virginia". TribLIVE. Retrieved 2015-09-26.
  4. Nesbitt, Stephen J. (2014-09-05). "Mountaineers found a diamond in the rough in Kevin White | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette". Retrieved 2015-09-26.
  5. "West Virginia Mountaineers' Kevin White playing like a man on fire - Big 12 Blog - ESPN". 2014-09-17. Retrieved 2015-09-26.
  6. "White One of Three Biletnikoff Award Finalists - WVU Athletics". Retrieved 2015-09-26.
  7. Baldinger, Brian (April 6, 2015). "Mock draft 2.0: Eagles keep on Ducking". Retrieved April 16, 2015.
  8. Zierlein, Lance (April 8, 2015). "Mock Draft 4.0: Perriman's ascent continues". Retrieved April 16, 2015.
  9. Casserly, Charley (April 13, 2015). "Mock Draft 2.0: Browns leap Jets to get Mariota". Retrieved April 16, 2015.
  10. "Bears take Kevin White in first round of 2015 NFL Draft, 7th overall.". USA Today. Retrieved April 30, 2015.
  11. Wiederer, Dan (April 30, 2015). "Bears GM Ryan Pace on Kevin White: 'Big-play weapon for us'". Chicago Tribune. Retrieved May 1, 2015.
  12. Wesseling, Chris (April 30, 2015). "Chicago Bears fans are going to love WR Kevin White". Retrieved May 1, 2015.
  13. "Kevin White, Eddie Goldman agree to terms with Bears". 2013-07-29. Retrieved 2015-09-26.
  14. Rich Campbell. "Bears remain cautious with injured rookie Kevin White". Retrieved October 15, 2015.
  15. Campbell, Rich. "Kevin White out for 2015 season.". Chicago Tribune. Retrieved December 15, 2015.
  16. Mayer, Larry (October 5, 2016). "Bears put White on injured reserve".

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