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Utah RB White signs with CFL team

Published May 8, 2013 9:25 am

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John White, Utah's work horse of a running back, is getting an opportunity at the pro level as he has agreed to a contract with the Edmonton Eskimos in the Canadian Football League, according to his representative, Derrick Fox. The 5-foot-8 White was the only running back in Utah history to gain 1,000 yards in back-to-back seasons. He set school records for career rushing yards per game (106.7) and career 100-yard games (14). White also finished his career ranked sixth in career rushing yards (2,560), fourth all-time in career rushes (534) and tied for fourth in career rushing touchdowns (23). White was an honorable mention All-Pac-12 in 2012 and second team selection in 2011. The Eskimos are the most successful franchise in the CFL, having won the Grey Cup 13 times. - Lya Wodraska