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John
White IV
Running Back
John
White IV
Running Back
Height 5'8
Weight 195 lbs
Birth Date (Age) 1991-07-04 (27)
Born Torrance, CA
School Utah
INT / NAT INT
Rushes 78
Yards 400
Touchdowns 2
Average 5.13

Born: April 7, 1991 – Torrance, California
2019:   Years as a Lion: 1st  Years in CFL: 7th   Status: International
Career Games: 48   Playoffs: 5  Grey Cup: 0

 

Acquired:
John was signed by the Lions as a free agent in February 2019.

 

Highlights:
2018 (Ham): John was signed by the Hamilton Tiger-Cats just prior to training camp and started the season on the club’s practice roster before being activated in Week 4 versus Saskatchewan. He went on to appear in seven regular season games tallying 78 carries for 400 yards and two majors with another 51 yards through the air on eight receptions.

 

20132017 (Edm): Signed as free agent, John enjoyed a notable stay in Edmonton beginning with a rookie campaign in 2013 that saw him roll-up 260 yards and a touchdown on 69 carries through 15 games as a back-up with another 86 yards coming on seven receptions and two more majors. His sophomore year was a breakout season with 852 yards coming from 123 carries with a pair of touchdowns in addition to another 182 yards out of the backfield on 17 receptions. The lofty numbers earned him a CFL All-Star selection.

 

His 2015 season was over before it had a chance to start when a torn Achillies sidelined him for the entire season. He bounced back in 2016 with a career-high 886 yards and eight TD’s on 164 carries with another 464 yards on a career-high 56 receptions. A knee injury would derail his 2017 campaign limiting him to just 120 yards on the ground. His time in Edmonton came to a close just prior to training camp in 2018 when he was waived by the club.

 

Kudos:
CFL All-Star: 2014
West Division All-Star: 2014

 

College:
2009-2012: In two seasons and 24 games at Utah, John set school records for rushing yards per game (106.7) and career 100-yard games (14). He departed the Utes program ranked sixth in career rushing yards with 2,560, fourth all-time in career carries with 534 and tied for fourth in career rushing touchdowns with 23. He was the only running back in school history with back-to-back 1,000-yard seasons. Prior to Utah, he set numerous records at L.A. Harbor College (2009-10) and was named Central West Conference Offensive Player of the Year.

Seasons

Rushing

YEAR TEAM GP CAR YDS TDS AVG LG
2013
EDM 15 69 260 1 3.8 15
2014
EDM 9 123 852 2 6.9 60
2016
EDM 15 164 886 8 5.4 31
2017
EDM 2 20 112 1 5.6 43
2018
HAM 7 78 400 2 5.1 36
Total
48 454 2510 14 5.5 60

Receiving

YEAR TEAM GP REC YDS YAC TD AVG LG
2013
EDM 15 7 86 - 2 12.3 20
2014
EDM 9 17 182 - 1 10.7 33
2016
EDM 15 58 464 399 1 8.0 32
2017
EDM 2 2 4 4 0 2.0 8
2018
HAM 7 8 51 51 0 6.4 12
Total
48 92 787 454 4 8.6 33

Kickoff Returns

YEAR TEAM GP KOR YDS AVG LG TD
2013
EDM 15 2 25 12.50 14 0
2014
EDM 9 0 0 0.00 0 0
2016
EDM 15 0 0 0.00 0 0
2017
EDM 2 0 0 0.00 0 0
2018
HAM 7 0 0 0.00 0 0
Total
48 2 25 12.5 14 0

Game Log

Rushing

DATE WEEK OPP CAR YDS TD AVG LG
07-05
4 SSK 2 9 0 4.5 11
07-19
6 SSK 12 55 1 4.6 21
07-28
7 OTT 8 25 0 3.1 6
09-22
15 BC 19 63 1 3.3 11
09-29
16 BC 15 108 0 7.2 32
10-12
18 TOR 13 52 0 4.0 11
11-03
21 MTL 9 88 0 9.8 36
Total
78 400 2 5.2 128

Receiving

DATE WEEK OPP REC YDS TD AVG LG
07-05
4 SSK 0 0 0 0.0 0
07-19
6 SSK 0 0 0 0.0 0
07-28
7 OTT 0 0 0 0.0 0
09-22
15 BC 2 17 0 8.5 10
09-29
16 BC 3 9 0 3.0 7
10-12
18 TOR 3 25 0 8.3 12
11-03
21 MTL 0 0 0 0.0 0
Total
8 51 0 6.6 29

Kickoff Returns

DATE WEEK OPP PR YDS AVG LG TD
07-05
4 SSK 0 0 0.00 0 0
07-19
6 SSK 0 0 0.00 0 0
07-28
7 OTT 0 0 0.00 0 0
09-22
15 BC 0 0 0.00 0 0
09-29
16 BC 0 0 0.00 0 0
10-12
18 TOR 0 0 0.00 0 0
11-03
21 MTL 0 0 0.00 0 0
Total
0 0 0.0 0 0