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Encyclopedia > Jason White (American football)
Jason White
Date of birth June 19, 1980(1980-06-19)
Position(s) Quarterback
College University of Oklahoma
Awards 2003 Heisman Trophy
2003 Davey O'Brien Award

Jason White (born June 19, 1980) was a quarterback for the University of Oklahoma football team from 1999 to 2004 (jersey number 18). White was raised in Tuttle, Oklahoma playing high-school football there with the Tuttle Tigers (jersey number 17). is the 170th day of the year (171st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1980 (MCMLXXX) was a leap year starting on Tuesday (link displays the 1980 Gregorian calendar). ... In American football, each team has 11 players on the field at one time. ... Navy quarterback Aaron Polanco sets up to throw. ... This is a list of athletic conferences of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) and National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA). ... University of Oklahoma, abbreviated OU, is a coeducational public research university located in the U.S. state of Oklahoma founded in 1890. ... Official Logo The Heisman Memorial Trophy Award (often known simply as the Heisman Trophy or The Heisman), named after former college football player and coach John Heisman, is awarded annually to the most outstanding collegiate football player in the U.S. The award is considered the highest individual player honor... OBrien Award logo The Davey OBrien Award, officially the Davey OBrien National Quarterback Award, is presented annually to the collegiate American football player adjudged by the Davey OBrien Foundation to be the best of all National Collegiate Athletic Association quarterbacks. ... is the 170th day of the year (171st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1980 (MCMLXXX) was a leap year starting on Tuesday (link displays the 1980 Gregorian calendar). ... Navy quarterback Aaron Polanco sets up to throw. ... University of Oklahoma, abbreviated OU, is a coeducational public research university located in the U.S. state of Oklahoma founded in 1890. ... United States simply as football, is a competitive team sport that is both fast-paced and strategic. ... Tuttle is a city in Grady County, Oklahoma, United States. ...


After suffering from consecutive anterior cruciate ligament tears and reconstructive knee surgeries on both knees during the 2001 and 2002 seasons, White won the Heisman Trophy in 2003 after throwing 40 touchdown passes and 8 interceptions. White was also the recipient of the Associated Press Player of the Year, consensus All-American, consensus Big 12 Offensive Player of the Year, the Davey O'Brien Award and the Jim Thorpe Courage Award in his 2003 season. He was awarded a medical hardship by the NCAA and allowed to play a second senior year in 2004. The anterior cruciate ligament (or ACL) is one of the four major ligaments of the knee. ...


Jason was again a finalist for the Heisman Trophy in 2004, trying to become just the second player after Archie Griffin to win the honor twice, but instead finished third. White led the Sooners to the big twelve championship game in 2003, which they lost to Kansas State[1]. With the help of the second place Heisman Trophy finisher Adrian Peterson, White took the OU Sooners to the national championship game once more, the Orange Bowl, in 2004, but instead lost resoundly to USC. White finished his collegiate career as the University of Oklahoma's all-time leader in career passing yards (7,768) and touchdown passes (79). Archie Mason Griffin (born August 21, 1954) is a former American football running back remembered in sports as college footballs only two-time Heisman trophy winner. ... Kansas State University (sometimes referred to as K-State) is an institution of higher learning located in Manhattan, Kansas. ... Official Logo The Heisman Memorial Trophy Award (often known simply as the Heisman Trophy or The Heisman), named after former college football player and coach John Heisman, is awarded annually to the most outstanding collegiate football player in the U.S. The award is considered the highest individual player honor... Heisman Trophy hopeful Adrian Peterson Adrian Peterson (b. ... The Orange Bowl is an annual college football game that is usually played on January 1 in the Miami, Florida metro area, in the United States. ... University of Oklahoma, abbreviated OU, is a coeducational public research university located in the U.S. state of Oklahoma founded in 1890. ...


Despite his strong college career, White was not selected in the 2005 NFL Draft and did not receive a tryout from any NFL team in the first several weeks of post-draft free agency. He did eventually receive a tryout from the Kansas City Chiefs who opted not to sign him. Eventually the Tennessee Titans signed him as an undrafted free agent in 2005, but White decided to quit professional football, citing weak knees. White has expressed a possible interest in coaching sometime in the future. The 2005 NFL Draft, in which National Football League (NFL) teams take turns selecting amateur college American football players and other first-time eligible players, took place on April 23 and April 24, 2005[1] at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in New York City, New York. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ...


White's on-the-field accomplishments have been further honored in Tuttle with the painting of a local water tower to read "Home of Jason White 2003 Heisman Trophy Winner". This tower is readily seen from the center of town, just west of State Highways 4 and 37. Additionally, a section of Cimmaron Road in the city was renamed "Jason White Boulevard".


Today, White works with insurance agent Steve Owens, another former Sooner Heisman Trophy winner and former athletic director at the University of Oklahoma. Prior to that, White worked briefly for a securities firm in downtown Oklahoma City. Statue of Steve Owens at the University of Oklahomas Heisman Park. ... University of Oklahoma, abbreviated OU, is a coeducational public research university located in the U.S. state of Oklahoma founded in 1890. ...

Preceded by
Carson Palmer
Heisman Trophy Winner
2003
Succeeded by
Matt Leinart
Preceded by
Eli Manning
Maxwell Award
2004
Succeeded by
Vince Young
Persondata
NAME White, J.J.
ALTERNATIVE NAMES
SHORT DESCRIPTION Football player
DATE OF BIRTH June 19, 1980
PLACE OF BIRTH Tuttle, Oklahoma
DATE OF DEATH
PLACE OF DEATH

 
 

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