Marlon White - Football - Vanderbilt University Athletics

#82 Marlon White Season 2004-05


Class Sophomore
Height 6'4"
Weight 205
Hometown Macon, GA
High School Macon Westside

Dependable receiver who started and finished the season in strong fashion… Registered single-season career high with 34 receptions and six touchdowns… Posted 350 receiving yards, topping the 1,000-yard career receiving mark… In season opener, set single-game highs with seven receptions, 80 yards and TD at Wake Forest… Played critical role in team[apos]s upset road victory over Arkansas, catching pair of fourth quarter touchdown passes, including game-winner with :26 left… Shared team[apos]s Offensive Player of the Week honors for effort at Arkansas… In season finale, hauled in five passes, including a pair of touchdowns, in Commodores[apos] 28-24 victory at Tennessee… Struggled during midseason while playing through stubborn lower leg injury.

Saw action in every game at wide receiver… Finished season third on team with 29 receptions and 457 receiving yards… 15.8 yard per catch average topped squad… Has 50 career receptions entering junior season… Concluded season on high note, posting single-game career highs with seven receptions and 118 yards against Tennessee… Also established career best with 62-yard catch of Jay Cutler pass versus Tennessee… Had a catch in 10 of 11 games, hauling in three or more receptions in five games… Topped team in receiving yardage in games against Navy, Eastern Kentucky and LSU.

Named to Coaches All-SEC Freshmen team… Played in every game as wide receiver… Tied Vanderbilt freshman record with three TD receptions… Finished season with 21 catches for 239 yards and three TDs… 21 receptions is tied for fifth best ever by VU freshman… Led Commodore receivers in win over UT-Chattanooga with six receptions… First career TD was 10-yarder from Steven Bright versus UTC… Also hauled in three receptions on the road versus South Carolina and Florida… Season-long reception of 43 yards provided winning TD versus Kentucky.

High School
Co-captain and four-year varsity for team that went 21-5 in 2001-02, winning region title this year… Three-year starter… Named All-Region, All-City, honorable mention All-State and All-Middle Georgia by Macon Telegraph… Had school-record 32 catches for 605 yards and five TDs in 2002… Caught 22 passes for 573 yards as junior… Holds career school marks with 71 receptions, 1,487 yards receiving and 14 TD catches… Is a two-year starter at forward on varsity basketball team… Averages 13 points per game this season… Was a triple jumper/hurdler in track & field.

White is undecided on his major.

Marlon Gerald White… Son of Florea White and Gerald Baker… ‘Slim’… Is the first Division I football signee in school[apos]s history… Played prep basketball with former Kentucky star Gerald Finch.