Alabama in the Pros

Carolina Panthers re-sign former Alabama receiver, DeAndrew White

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One of college football’s best rivalries is a thing of beauty in the National Football League. 

While the Carolina Panthers cut ties with Cam Newton, it re-signed DeAndrew White on Wednesday. The Iron Bowl is certainly in full effect as the franchise kept the former Alabama receiver, despite releasing the former Auburn quarterback and 2010 Heisman Trophy winner. 

White posted a photo to his Instagram, expressing his excitement for being back.

 

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We back at it!🤘🏾 #keeppounding💙

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A native of Houston, Texas, he played for the Crimson Tide from 2010 to 2014. 

After redshirting his initial freshman season, White saw action in 42 career games – totaling 1,294 yards receiving with 12 touchdowns on 94 catches. He posted two straight 500-yard seasons in 2013 and 2014, with his best performance coming as a redshirt senior in 2014. 

White finished the year with 40 catches for 504 yards and four scores. 

The 6-foot, 192-pounder takes pride in being an effective route runner with strong hands. 

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Regardless of enduring some knee injuries in college, White found his way to the NFL as an undrafted free agent in 2015 with the San Francisco 49ers. He has been on five teams in four years, but he seems to be happy in Carolina.

White caught four passes for 51 yards through 10 regular season games in 2019 and with the Panthers signing Teddy Bridgewater, maybe he and White can develop chemistry on the field.

Prior to becoming a pro athlete, he was on a pair of BCS National Championship teams (2011, 2012) and two Southeastern Conference title teams in 2012 and 2014.  

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Stephen M. Smith is the managing editor and senior writer for Touchdown Alabama Magazine.  You can “like” him on Facebook or “follow” him on Twitter, via @CoachingMSmith.

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