- Apr 11, 2009
- Reaction score
- Greensboro, NC
Markus White, DE, Florida State
Weight: 262 lbs.
Hometown: West Palm Beach, Florida
2010: Two-year starter at defensive end on the right side at Florida State...widely recognized for his relentless motor on the field...enjoyed his best season with the Seminoles, posting career-highs for tackles (64), tackles for loss (12.5) and quarterback sacks (8.0)...ranked fifth on the team in tackles, which included 40 solo stops...started all 14 games for the `Noles...put together a seven-game streak with at least a half-sack in each game... teamed with left defensive end Brandon Jenkins to form one of the most dynamic pass rushing tandems in the nation, combining for 21.5 sacks...FSU tied for the nationally lead with 48 sacks...posted a career-high eight tackles against NC State, which he matched a week later against North Carolina... ranks 15th all-time at FSU in career tackles for loss with 28.5, passing Marvin Jones on that list with 1.5 against Virginia Tech in the ACC Championship game...also shared the team lead with two fumble recoveries this season, to go along with one forced fumble ... selected by the coaches as the most improved linebacker at the end of spring practice.
2009: Started 12 games and played in all 13 for the second consecutive season...registered 38 tackles to finish sixth on the team...was second on the team with 10.5 tackles for loss, which is the most among returnees...also registered two sacks, three quarterback hurries, an interception and a forced fumble...opened the season with a 31-yard interception return for a touchdown against Miami to go along with five tackles...matched that tackle total against Boston College and North Carolina.
2008: Tied for seventh on the team with 29 tackles despite playing behind second round NFL Draft pick Everette Brown...the junior college transfer led all Seminole newcomers in tackles....registered 5.5 tackles for loss, one sack and one forced fumble....played in all 13 games and shared top newcomer honors on defense with Nigel Bradham.
Came to FSU after earning JUCO All-American honors at Butler Community College...a five-star recruit by Rivals.com...was named the NJCAA national player of the year in his lone season at Butler, which went 12-0 and shared the national title after routing No. 1 Snow College...set the Butler record with 24.5 sacks which led the nation, as did his six forced fumbles...also amassed 97 tackles, of which 39 were behind the line of scrimmage...attended John I. Leonard High School in West Palm Beach where he enjoyed even greater distinction for his play on the basketball court...spent a brief period of time at Rutgers before landing at Butler...ultimately signed with FSU with three years of eligibility remaining, despite offers from Miami, Oklahoma, North Carolina, Arkansas, West Virginia, South Carolina and Kansas State...born November 25, 1987.