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Inside linebacker Jacob White, a 2020 graduate, is returning to Muncie to showcase his skills at Ball State’s 2021 Pro Day.
In 2019 White was Ball State’s Defensive Player of the Year as well as First-Team All-MAC. He led Ball State with 117 total tackles, averaging 9.8 a game which ranked him 16th in the country in tackles per game.
The gritty linebacker also recorded a forced fumble and has shown ability to drop back in coverage deflecting three passes and picking up one interception.
White’s biggest game came in his senior season when he recorded 18 tackles and one tackle for a loss against North Carolina State.
Despite missing out on Ball State’s incredible 2020 season, it’s no secret inside BSU football that White and the rest of the core group that came before played a crucial part in paving the path to Detroit.
Weight: 230 lbs.
45 games played, 267 total tackles, 17.5 tackles for a loss, four sacks, one interception, one forced fumble, and three fumble recoveries.
The MAC is scattered with talented players and White has shown his ability to excel against any competition faced across from him.
White’s ability to shed off blockers and finish tackles in the run game is the best part of the linebacker’s game. His stats and accolades speak for themselves, now it’s just about finding the right fit for White.
White’s improvement every year and his ability to be a sure tackler over his four seasons at Ball State are likely catching eyes at the NFL level.
Whether he’ll be picked up by a team in a later round is unsure, if he isn’t however he will likely get picked up as a free agent following the draft.