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Former Sun Devil Rachaad White set to play in second postseason

Former ASU and current Tampa Bay Buccaneers running back Rachaad White will play in his second career NFL playoff game Monday.

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White’s Season

White had a strong second season and was a leading reason why Tampa Bay won the NFC South.

The 25-year-old combined for 1,539 total yards and nine touchdowns in 17 games played this season. White played 78% of all offensive snaps and was third on the team in receptions behind only Mike Evans and Chris Godwin. Catching 64 of his 70 targets this season, he finished with the highest catch percentage in the entire league at 91.4%.

White has not disappointed as the team’s primary lead-back and proved why Tampa Bay was so confident in him entering the season.

Career At ASU

While he did play two seasons for the Sun Devils, White’s first year was cut short due to injury.

During the next season, he finished with 1,462 total yards and 16 touchdowns. He showed excellent ability to both run the ball and thrive in the passing game.

This season did not go unnoticed as his stock jumped up significantly entering the NFL draft. Despite having Leonard Fournette at the time, Tampa Bay could not pass up on the three-down back. They drafted him with the 91st overall pick in the third round of the draft.

His first season with the team started slow as Fournette was still the lead back. However, White showed how reliable he could be in the passing game as the season progressed and carved out a bigger role for himself.

While they did lose to Dallas in last year’s wildcard game, White and the team now have an opportunity to pull off an incredible upset against the Eagles.


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Saleh Awwad is a reporter/writer covering Phoenix High School Sports, ASU, and more for Burn City Sports. You can follow him on X via @SalehAwwad_

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