Markus White
White at Redskins training camp in 2011.
No. 61     Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Defensive end
Personal information
Date of birth: (1987-11-25) November 25, 1987 (age 32)
Place of birth: West Palm Beach, Florida
High School: Lake Worth (FL) Leonard
Height: 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) Weight: 264 lb (120 kg)
Career information
College: Florida State
NFL Draft: 2011 / Round: 7 / Pick: 224
Debuted in 2011 for the Washington Redskins
Career history
* Washington Redskins ( 2011)
*Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Roster status: Active/Physically Unable to Perform
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics as of Week 17, 2012
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Markus White (born November 25, 1987) is an American football defensive end and linebacker for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers of the National Football League (NFL). He was drafted by the Washington Redskins in the seventh round of the 2011 NFL Draft. He played college football at Florida State University. Prior to playing for Florida State, he played one season at Butler Community College where he received the NJCAA national player of the year.

Professional careerEdit

2011 NFL CombineEdit

Pre-draft measureables
Ht Wt 40-yd dash 10-yd split 20-yd split 20-ss 3-cone Vert Broad BP Wonderlic
6 ft 4 in 266 lb 4.93 s 1.72 s 2.79 s 4.51 s 7.25 s 32.5 in 9 ft 9 in 14 rep

Washington RedskinsEdit

White was drafted in seventh round of the 2011 NFL Draft by the Washington Redskins. He was converted from a defensive end to an outside linebacker along with fellow rookie Ryan Kerrigan.[3] He was made the third-string left outside linebacker behind fellow rookie Ryan Kerrigan and Lorenzo Alexander. At the end of the 2011 season, White played a total of two games primarily on special teams.[4]

During the 2012 preseason, White suffered a fractured rib and bruised kidney at practice on August 16.[5] He was released on August 31 for final roster cuts before the start of the 2012 season.[6]

Tampa Bay BuccaneersEdit

On September 3, 2012, White signed with the practice squad of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.[7]

Return to the RedskinsEdit

On September 18, 2012, White was claimed by the Redskins from the practice squad of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, after the season-ending injury of fellow linebacker Brian Orakpo.[8][9][10] He was released on October 9, 2012, to make room on the roster for Mario Addison.[11]

Return to the BuccaneersEdit

White was re-signed to the Buccaneers' practice squad on October 11. He was signed to the active roster two days later. The Buccaneers released him on October 18. Two days later he was signed to the practice squad.

On November 14, White was promoted to the active roster again to replace Quincy Black, who was placed on injured reserve.[12] He was waived on November 17 and signed to the practice squad for a fourth time. On December 22, once again White was promoted to the active roster after Aaron Morgan was placed on injured reserve.[13]


  1. NFL Combine Profile
  2. NFL Draft Scout
  3. Fitzgerald, Gary (April 20, 2012). "White Eager to 'Get On the Field'". Retrieved 2012-06-29.
  4. "Roster Review: Outside Linebackers". Retrieved 2012-03-12.
  5. Jones, Mike (August 16, 2012). "LB Markus White suffers a fractured rib and bruised kidney". Retrieved 2012-08-20.
  6. Tinsman, Brian (August 31, 2012). "Hightower, Kehl Among 53-Man Roster Cuts". Retrieved 2012-09-01.
  7. Tandler, Rich (September 3, 2012). "Redskins announce practice squad". Retrieved 2012-09-04.
  8. Jones, Mike (September 18, 2012). "Redskins re-sign linebacker Markus White". Retrieved 2012-09-18.
  9. Tinsman, Brian (September 18, 2012). "Worthington, White Signed To Bolter Defense". Retrieved 2012-09-18.
  10. Campbell, Rich (September 18, 2012). "LB Markus White, DL Doug Worthington to replace Brian Orakpo, Adam Carriker on Redskins' roster". Retrieved 2012-09-18.
  11. Tinsman, Brian (October 9, 2012). "Redskins Release Cundiff, Sign Forbath". Retrieved 2012-10-09.
  12. "White Gets the Call Again". November 14, 2012. Retrieved 2012-12-29.
  13. "White Returns to Active Roster as Morgan Heads to I.R.". December 22, 2012. Retrieved 2012-12-29.

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