A hard-hitting defensive back possessing a combination of physicality, coverage ability and speed, White returns to the Saints in his second season hoping to build on a successful rookie campaign. In his first season, while seeing action at cornerback and on special teams, the former Samford University standout appeared in 10 contests and finished third among cornerbacks with 32 stops.
NFL CAREER – A hard-hitting defensive back possessing a combination of physicality, coverage ability and speed, White returns to the Saints in his second season hoping to build on a successful rookie campaign. In his first season, while seeing action at cornerback and on special teams, the former Samford University standout appeared in 10 contests and finished third among cornerbacks with 32 stops.
CAREER TRANSACTIONS – Placed on Injured Reserve, 12/18/12; Signed to a four-year contract, 7/2/12; Selected in the fifth round (162nd overall) of 2012 NFL Draft.
2012 – Appeared in 10 games with four start as a rookie for the Saints, finishing with 32 tackles (28 solo), an interception and three passes defensed, also contributing four special teams stops…Missed four contests (weeks 11-12, 14-15) due to a knee injury and was placed on Injured Reserve prior to week 16…Started first career NFL contest and posted four solo tackles vs. Washington, Sept. 9…Tallied a season-high six stops (five solo) while starting at left cornerback at Carolina, Sept. 16…Posted three solo tackles and two special teams stops vs. Kansas City, Sept. 23…Registered four tackles (three solo), two passes defensed and his first-career interception on a pass from Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan vs. Atlanta, Nov. 11.
COLLEGE – Appeared in 44 games at defensive back for the Bulldogs, totaling 140 tackles (118 solo), seven interceptions, 18 passes defensed, four forced fumbles and one blocked kick…Contributed 58 stops (52 solo), a team-best four interceptions, five passes defensed, two forced fumbles and a blocked kick in 11 games as senior...Started all 11 games at cornerback and finished with 31 tackles (27 solo), one interceptions, seven passes defensed and two forced fumbles as a junior in 2010…As sophomore in 2009, appeared in all 11 contests and had 36 tackles (27 solo), two interceptions and three passes defensed…Saw action in all 11 games a freshman and made 15 stops (12 solo) and three pass defenses…Majored in mathematics.
PERSONAL – Attended Dunwoody (Ga.) HS, where he was named team MVP and first-team All-DeKalb County, where he recorded 52 tackles (35 solo), one forced fumble, one fumble recovery, one interception and one blocked kick…Born May 9, 1990.
Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Darius Johnson fumbles the ball at the Saints' 20-yard line and cornerback Corey White recovers the football.
New Orleans Saints DB Corey White speaks with reporters after practice on Wednesday, November 19, 2013. (New Orleans Saints video)
New Orleans Saints cornerback Corey White intercepts a Matt Ryan deep ball intended for Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Drew Davis.