LSU junior defensive back Tre’Davious White has been chosen to wear the prestigious No. 18 jersey for the Tigers this season. The jersey is handed down to a player who is selfless and represents the program tremendously on and off the field.
“It’s an honor,” White says. “It feels great. I feel like I’m going to wear it with class. I’m going to be a great character guy around the team and just try to do everything on and off the field the right way.” White’s teammates believe he is very worthy of this distinction.
“I’ve never seen anyone work as hard as Tre’Davious White,” says junior linebacker Duke Riley. “I work hard. And he works harder than me. That’s a tough pill to swallow, because I know how hard I work. He earns it.”
White agrees that being a relentless worker is very important to his success.
“I just basically want to outwork anyone who’s at my position at corner,” he says. “I just feel like if you outwork them, great things are going to come in the end. I just try to put the work in during the spring and summer, that when the season rolls around, it’s pretty much second nature. It’s not going to be a surprise for me, if I have a great year.”
Last season White made 33 tackles, made two interceptions and either broke up or defensed 14 other passes. He also averaged 10.9 yards per punt return and had a touchdown.
LSU No. 18 jersey through the years:
2003: Matt Mauck (QB)
2004-07: Jacob Hester (RB)
2008-09: Richard Dickson (TE)
2010: Richard Murphy (RB)
2011: Brandon Taylor (DB)
2012: Bennie Logan (DT)
2013: Lamin Barrow (LB)
2014: Terrence Magee (RB)
2015: Tre’Davious White (CB)
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