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Former Sun Devils running back Rachaad White helps Bucs advance to divisional round

Former Arizona State and current Tampa Bay Buccaneers running back Rachaad White got his first NFL playoff win on Monday.

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White Stays Consistent

White has proven to be capable of being a three-down back in the NFL. The 25-year-old accounted for 336 touches, 1,539 total yards, and nine total touchdowns in his 17 games this season.

This level of play helped Tampa Bay win the NFC South and host the Philadelphia Eagles in the wild-card round. The Bucs blew the reigning NFC champions out with a 32-9 home victory.

While White did not get into the endzone Monday, he had a relatively productive day on the ground. He rushed the ball 18 times for 72 yards and caught one pass for three yards. This was his eighth game of the season with at least 70 yards on the ground.

Next Up

With this victory, Tampa Bay advances to the divisional round where they will travel to Detroit to face the No. 3 seed Lions.

This will be a tough road challenge but one that White and the Bucs are prepared for. Detroit has allowed the fewest yards to opposing running backs this season, making this a very difficult matchup for the former Sun Devil. He will attempt to be more involved in the passing game considering Detroit’s stout run defense.

It should excite Arizona State fans to see a former player thrive this late in the NFL season and have a real shot to compete for a Super Bowl.


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

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