Saffold and Douglas Keep NFL Dreams Alive With Solid Outings
Athletic and speedy receiver who should be ready for a break-out campaign after learning the MSU system a year ago ... Came out of spring drills listed atop the depth chart at Z Receiver ... Had a 36-yard TD reception in spring scrimmage (4/9/11).
2010: Played in all 11 games, including time on special teams ... Did not record any receptions, but used frequently used his speed to find seams in opposing defenses ... Nearly came up with an incredible diving catch at No. 16 UNI (11/13/10) on a long pass from Trevor Wooden.
Coffeyville CC: Broke his wrist in a season-ending injury during 2009 preseason two-a-day practices at Coffeyville (Kan.) Community College ... Coach Darian Dulin's Red Ravens were 7-4 overall with a road victory over Rochester in the North Star Bowl.
Georgia Tech: Redshirted his freshman year at Georgia Tech, then suffered a meniscus injury his second season at the Atlanta school and Coach Paul Johnson ... Teams were 9-3 and 10-4, respectively, his 2 seasons with the Yellowjackets.
High School: One of the nation's top receiving prospects as a high school senior in 2007 for Coach Jeff Herron at Camden County (Ga.) High School ... Was a three-star recruit by YahooSports.com in the class of 2007 with a 4.5 second 40-yard dash time ... Also was a Rivals.com Top-50 receiver prospect (No. 38 nationally) and No. 14 overall prospect in Georgia ... Had 15 catches for 219 yards and a pair of touchdowns as a prep senior along with 42 tackles and 2 interceptions as a defensive back.
Personal: Willie Alphonso White, Jr. was born 1/7/89 in Evanston, Ill. ... Son of Willie and Sherry White of Kingsland, Ga. ... Has two siblings, Sherice and Sherwanda ... Majoring in Criminology.