Utah RB White signs with CFL team
Published: May 8, 2013 09:25AM
Updated: May 8, 2013 10:05AM
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Trent Nelson | The Salt Lake Tribune Utah running back John White during the second quarter as the University of Utah faces Georgia Tech, college football at the Sun Bowl in El Paso, Texas, Saturday, December 31, 2011.
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