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Tracy White biography

Date of birth : 1981-04-14
Date of death : -
Birthplace : Charleston, South Carolina
Nationality : American
Category : Sports
Last modified : 2010-12-08
Credited as : Football player NFL, linebacker for the New England Patriots, Pro Bowl/NFL Draft player

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Tracy White is an American football linebacker for the New England Patriots of the National Football League. He was signed by the Seattle Seahawks as an undrafted free agent in 2003. He played college football at Howard.

Tracy White was acquired by the Patriots from the Philadelphia Eagles on September 5, 2010 in exchange for future draft considerations...Originally signed by Seattle as a rookie free agent on May 1, 2003...Waived by Seattle on Sept. 4, 2005... Claimed off waiver by Green Bay on Sept. 5, 2005...Waived by Green Bay on Sept. 26, 2006...Signed by Green Bay on Oct. 5, 2006...Waived by Green Bay on Oct. 7, 2008...Signed by Philadelphia as a free agent on Oct. 14, 2008.

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS

* A standout special teams player throughout his career, he has 101 special teams tackles in 98 NFL games.

2010 (8/0)
* Recorded one special teams tackle against the Steelers (11/14).
* Made one special teams tackle against the Browns (11/7).
* Played on special teams against the Vikings (10/31).
* Saw time on special teams against the Chargers (10/24).
* Made one special teams tackles against Baltimore (10/17).
* Recorded three special teams tackles against Miami (10/4).
* Played on special teams in the first three games of the season, recording two special teams tackles against the Bengals (9/12), one against the Jets (9/19), and one against the Bills (9/26).

2009 (16/0, 1/0 - Philadelphia)
* Played in all 16 regular-season games and one postseason game.
* Finished with 22 total tackles on defense and one interception and added a team-leading 18 special teams tackles.
* Notched his first-career interception off QB Alex Smith vs. San Francisco (12/20) to help set up a field goal.
* Recovered a fumble on kickoff coverage at Atlanta (12/6)
* Tipped a pass by Jay Cutler at Chicago (11/22) that was intercepted by Sean Jones.

2008 (15/0, 3/0 - Green Bay /Philadelphia)
* Began the season with Green Bay and played in five games before being released on Oct. 7.
* Was signed by Philadelphia on Oct. 14 and played in ten games and three postseason games for the Eagles.
* Finished with one tackle on defense and six special teams tackles for Green Bay.
* Finished with 10 special teams tackles for the Eagles.

2007 (13/0, 2/1 - Green Bay)
* Played in 13 games and ranked second on the team with 16 special teams tackles, adding two fumble recoveries and one touchdown.
* Missed three games due to an ankle injury.
* Also played in both playoff games with one start.
* Recorded his first NFL touchdown vs. Philadelphia (9/9) when Eagles WR Greg Lewis mishandled a punt that rolled into the end zone before being recovered by White.
* Recovered a fumble by Giants KR Ahmad Bradshaw at New York (9/16) to help set up a Green Bay touchdown.
* Saw his most extensive action from scrimmage vs. Detroit (12/30), playing 18 defensive snaps.
* Started in the Divisional playoff game vs. Seattle (12/12) when the team opened in its goal-line formation.

2006 (14/0 - Green Bay)
* In two stints on the Green Bay roster played in 14 games and was inactive for one game.
* Was waived on Sept. 25 and then was re-signed on Oct. 5.
* Led the team with 17 special teams tackles.
* Saw reserve playing time on defense as an extra linebacker in goal line packages.

2005 (15/0 - Jacksonville)
* Went to training camp with Seattle but was waived and claimed off waivers by Jacksonville.
* Played in 15 games on special teams and as a reserve linebacker and finished with six special teams tackles.
* Finished the season on injured reserve with an ankle injury and missed the regular-season finale.

2004 (10/2 - Seattle)
* Began the season playing primarily on special teams but due to injuries also started two games at linebacker.
* Finished with 26 tackles (19 solo) with one sack and also added 12 special teams tackles.
* In his first NFL start at Arizona (10/24), had a career-high 13 tackles and registered his one career NFL sack.

2003 (10/0 - Seattle)
* Signed by Seattle as a rookie free agent and was one of only two non-drafted rookies to make the team.
* Played in 10 games, all on special teams.
* Finished the year with nine special teams tackles.

COLLEGE

* Started 44 games at Howard, leading the team in tackles all four years and becoming the school's all-time leader in career tackles with 500.
* Also recorded 22 sacks with six interceptions.
* A three-time All-MEAC selection and two-time finalist for the Buck Buchanan Award, given to the top defensive player in Division I-AA.
* Named Black College Defensive Player of the Year as a junior in 2001.

PERSONAL

* Given name is Tracy Donnel White
* Played linebacker and was the kicker at Timberland High School in St. Stephen, S.C. where he also wrestled and competed in track and field.
* been working to help build a "Hope Center" in his hometown of St. Stephen, SC. The building and program is being designed to provide activities for the youth in the area such as football, swimming and basketball.

EXTRA

* Draws inspiration from his father, Emanuel, who was rendered legally blind from a brain tumor he suffered over 20 years ago. Tracy and Emanuel enjoy playing the card game spades together and talking about the NFL.

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