John White


186 lbs


5' 8"


Running Back




Jul 4th, 1991

Career Years:



Edmonton Eskimos



In nine games (nine starts), White recorded 123 carries for 852 yards and two touchdowns, as well as 17 catches for 182 yards and one touchdown. He recorded his first-career 100-yard rushing game with a 102-yard performance in Week 7 against Montreal. He scored the Esks first rushing touchdown of the season on a 58-yard run on a direct snap. In Week 14, against Saskatchewan, White recorded a career-high 17 carries for 192 yards and one touchdown and caught two passes for seven yards and one touchdown. In Week 19, against BC, White had 202 all-purpose yards after recording 122 yards on 17 carries and 80 yards on four catches. White recorded 19 carries for 134 yards and two catches for 14 yards in the Western Semi-Final against Saskatchewan. In the Western Final against Calgary, White recorded eight carries for 40 yards and two catches for three yards


In 15 games (three starts), White recorded 69 carries for 260 yards and one touchdown and seven catches for 86 yards and two touchdowns. He also had two kickoff returns for 25 yards. White earned his first CFL touchdown in Week 10 with an 18-yard reception from quarterback Mike Reilly. He earned his first career CFL rushing touchdown in Week 11 against Calgary. White was placed on the one-game injured list for Week 12 and Week 13 against Winnipeg, but returned the lineup in Week 14 against Toronto.


In two seasons at Utah, White set school records for rushing yards per game (106.7) and career 100-yard games (14). He ranks sixth in school history in career rushing yards with 2,560, fourth all-time in career rushes with 534 and is tied for fourth in career rushing touchdowns with 23. White is 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.