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Zamir White

Zamir White
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White with Georgia in 2021
No. 35 – Las Vegas Raiders
Position:Running back
Personal information
Born: (1999-09-18) September 18, 1999 (age 24)
Laurinburg, North Carolina, U.S.
Height:6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Weight:215 lb (98 kg)
Career information
High school:Scotland
(Laurinburg, North Carolina)
College:Georgia (2018–2021)
NFL draft:2022 / Round: 4 / Pick: 122
Career history
Roster status:Active
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics as of 2023
Rushing yards:521
Rushing average:4.3
Rushing touchdowns:1
Receiving yards:98
Player stats at · PFR

Zamir Alexza White (born September 18, 1999), nicknamed "Zeus",[1] is an American football running back for the Las Vegas Raiders of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at Georgia and was selected by the Raiders in the fourth round of the 2022 NFL Draft.

Early years

White grew up in Laurinburg, North Carolina and attended Scotland High School, where he was a member of the football and track teams.[2] As a senior, White rushed for 2,086 yards (14.1 yards per carry) and 34 touchdowns and won the Sam B. Nicola Award as the national high school player of the year before tearing his ACL in the second round of the state playoffs.[3][4][5] White was a consensus top-five recruit at the running back position and committed to play college football at Georgia over offers from Alabama, Clemson, North Carolina and Ohio State.[6]

College career

White redshirted his true freshman season after suffering a second torn ACL during summer training camp.[7][8][9] White scored the first touchdown of his college career on September 7, 2019, against Murray State in an eight carry, 72 yard effort in a 63–17 win.[10] He rushed for a season high 92 yards and one touchdown on 18 carries against Baylor in the 2020 Sugar Bowl.[11] White finished his redshirt freshman season with 408 yards and three touchdowns on 78 carries with two receptions for 20 yards.[12][13][14] In the shortened 2020 season, White was Georgia's leading rusher with 779 yards and 11 touchdowns on 144 carries.[15] In 2021, White again led all Georgia running backs—a platoon that included James Cook, Kenny McIntosh, and Kendall Milton—with 856 yards and 11 touchdowns on 160 carries.[16] On January 14, 2022, White declared for the 2022 NFL Draft.[17]

Collegiate career

Year G Rushing Receiving
Att Yds Avg TD Rec Yds Avg TD
2019 13 78 408 5.2 3 2 20 10.0 0
2020 10 144 779 5.4 11 6 37 6.2 0
2021 15 160 856 5.4 11 9 75 8.3 0
Career 38 382 2,043 5.3 25 17 132 7.8 0

Professional career

Pre-draft measurables
Height Weight Arm length Hand span 40-yard dash 10-yard split 20-yard split Vertical jump Broad jump
5 ft 11+34 in
(1.82 m)
214 lb
(97 kg)
31+12 in
(0.80 m)
8+12 in
(0.22 m)
4.40 s 1.51 s 2.54 s 33.5 in
(0.85 m)
10 ft 8 in
(3.25 m)
All values from NFL Combine[18][19][20]

White was selected in the fourth round (122nd overall) by the Las Vegas Raiders in the 2022 NFL Draft.[21] On June 8, 2022, White signed his rookie contract for the Raiders.[22] As a rookie, White appeared in 14 games and had 17 carries for 70 yards.[23]

White made his first career start in Week 15 against the Los Angeles Chargers after starter Josh Jacobs was ruled out due to an injury. In the game, he rushed 17 times for 69 yards and his first career touchdown.[24]


  1. ^ "Zeus: Raiders RB Zamir White overcomes lifetime of obstacles". KTNV. Associated Press. August 13, 2022. Retrieved September 5, 2022.
  2. ^ Nathan, Alec (June 17, 2017). "5-Star RB Zamir White Commits to Georgia over Alabama, Ohio State, UNC". Bleacher Report. Retrieved April 12, 2020.
  3. ^ Paschall, David (August 10, 2019). "Georgia running back Zamir White not lacking for support in return". Chattanooga Times Free Press.
  4. ^ Wertz Jr., Langston (December 1, 2017). "Scotland County RB Zamir White wins national player of the year award". The News & Observer. Retrieved April 12, 2020.
  5. ^ Smith, Cam (November 21, 2017). "Five-star Georgia RB commit Zamir White tears ACL in N.C. playoff game". USA Today. Retrieved April 13, 2020.
  6. ^ Kercheval, Ben (June 27, 2017). "Top 2018 rusher Zamir White commits to Georgia, continuing Bulldogs' RB history". CBS Sports. Retrieved April 12, 2020.
  7. ^ Wilson, Brent (March 1, 2020). "Georgia Football: Zamir White Listed As Underclassman Likely to Win Heisman". Retrieved April 12, 2020.
  8. ^ Patel, Myan (August 29, 2019). "Zeus's coronation: Zamir White's journey back to college football". The Red & Black. Retrieved April 12, 2020.
  9. ^ "Kirby Smart gives update on status of Bulldogs' Zamir White". The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. April 22, 2019. Retrieved April 12, 2020.
  10. ^ Weiszer, Marc (September 9, 2019). "Georgia freshmen Pickens and White shine in home debut for Bulldogs football team". Savannah Morning News. Retrieved April 12, 2020.
  11. ^ Morgan, James (April 7, 2020). "Georgia Bulldogs player profile: RB Zamir White". UGA Wire. USA Today. Retrieved April 12, 2020.
  12. ^ Rowe, Jake (January 19, 2020). "ESPN picks Zamir White as Georgia's breakout player in 2020". Retrieved April 12, 2020.
  13. ^ Rowe, Jake (April 11, 2020). "Xs and Os: Georgia RB Zamir White shows flashes in 2019". Retrieved April 12, 2020.
  14. ^ Tester, Brian (December 17, 2019). "Zamir for Heisman? Scotland graduate listed as a 2020 candidate". Laurinburg Exchange. Retrieved April 12, 2020.
  15. ^ Weiszer, Marc (January 13, 2021). "Zamir White's return in 2021 keeps UGA stocked at running back". Athens Banner-Herald. Retrieved September 21, 2021.
  16. ^ "Zamir White College Stats". College Football at Retrieved February 21, 2022.
  17. ^ Austin, Brooks (January 14, 2022). "BREAKING: Zamir White Says Goodbye To Georgia". Sports Illustrated. Retrieved May 29, 2023.
  18. ^ "Zamir White Draft and Combine Prospect Profile". Retrieved March 5, 2022.
  19. ^ "Zamir White, Georgia, RB, 2022 NFL Draft Scout, NCAA College Football". Retrieved March 5, 2022.
  20. ^ "Zamir White 2022 NFL Draft Profile". Retrieved July 17, 2022.
  21. ^ Edwards, Levi (April 30, 2022). "Raiders trade up to No. 122, select RB Zamir White". Retrieved May 29, 2023.
  22. ^ "Raiders sign fourth round pick RB Zamir White". June 8, 2022. Retrieved June 8, 2022.
  23. ^ "Zamir White 2022 Game Log". Retrieved November 20, 2023.
  24. ^ "Why Raiders running back Zamir White has no issue staying patient: 'I was ready for it'". Retrieved January 30, 2024.
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