Johnny White News Archive

Video: Flashback - UNC 21, Clemson 16; October 9, 2010

A look back at UNC's most recent victory over Clemson. UNC running back Johnny white ran for 89 yards and 2 touchdowns in a 21-10 win over the Tigers at Kenan Stadium on October 9th, 2010.

Packers claim RB Johnny White off waivers

The Green Bay Packers claimed RB Johnny White off waivers from the Buffalo Bills and placed RB Brandon Saine on injured reserve. White, a 5-foot-10, 210-pound second-year player out of the University of North Carolina, was drafted by Buffalo in the fifth round (No. 133 overall) of the 2011 NFL Draft. He appeared in 12 games for the Bills as a rookie last season.

Johnny White added to Buffalo Bills roster

The Buffalo Bills signed running back Johnny White to the 53-man roster on Tuesday. White was selected in the 2011 fifth round by Buffalo out of North Carolina, and has played in 12 games for the Bills. He was released on Aug. 31. White will fill the roster spot of wide receiver David Nelson, who was placed on injured reserve this week.

Giovani Bernard closes in on 1,000 yards

Before Johnny White’s selection in the fifth round this year, 11 NFL drafts had passed without a single North Carolina running back receiving a call to the big time. With 35 more yards, Giovani Bernard could help that become a more regular occurrence.

Week 5: Did you know?

Thanks again to the sports information directors throughout the league for this week’s nifty notes: North Carolina: Redshirt freshman tailback Giovani Bernard has scored six rushing touchdowns through four games. Last season, Johnny White led the team with seven rushing touchdowns.

Gio Bernard Named Tar Heel Performer Of The Week

Giovani Bernard, a freshman tailback on the Tar Heel football team, is the Tar Heel Performer of the Week for September 5-11, 2011. Bernard's two rushing touchdowns led Carolina past Rutgers 24-22 last Saturday. Bernard's 60-yard touchdown run in the second quarter gave Carolina a 14-6 lead. It is the longest run by a Tar Heel since Johnny White's 67-yard score against William & Mary in 2010.

Here's what to expect in ACC for the 2011 football season

Games to Watch: UNC at N.C. State, Nov. 5: Tom O'Brien attempts to match Dick Sheridan as the only Wolfpack coach with five straight wins over the Tar Heels, who have lost the past two in the series by a total of five points. Newcomers to watch: Gio Bernard, UNC running back: The redshirt freshman has the skill set to replace Johnny White as a runner and pass catcher in John Shoop's offense.

Buffalo injury report: Johnny White is OK

Bills running back Johnny White, who suffered an injury to the head area Saturday night and was taken to a Denver hospital, is not seriously injured. "I know the injuries were a concern to everyone, and the good news right now is there were no serious injuries out of the night," said Bills coach Chan Gailey. "Guys will miss awhile but they're going to eventually be fine."

Bills running back Johnny White sustains apparent head or neck injury against Broncos

Buffalo Bills backup running back Johnny White was carted off the field after getting hurt in the third quarter of the Bills’ game against the Denver Broncos on Saturday night. White appeared to sustain a head or neck injury when linebacker Mario Haggan wrapped him around the waist and flung him to the grass. He lay motionless for several minutes while the team’s medical staff strapped him to a body board and carted him off the field.

Former Tar Heels Make NFL Debuts

Saturday night was a big night for former Tar Heels making their NFL debuts in pre-season games around the league.  Below are the stats for each of the seven players who appeared in the box scores:
Greg Little (WR, CLE) 2 rec, 20 yds
Ryan Taylor (TE, GB) 2 rec, 30 yds
Johnny White (RB, BUF) 9 car, 13 yds, 2 rec, 13 yds
Da'Norris Searcy (S, BUF) 1 tackle
Robert Quinn (DE, STL) 1 tackle
Marvin Austin (DT, NYG) 2 tackles
Kendric Burney (CB, CAR) 1 tkl, 2 ast, 3 pass def

Johnny White signs up for fatherhood

It's been quite the memorable time for Bills rookie running back Johnny White -- one of the early surprises during training camp -- who on the night he signed his first professional contract also became a father for the first time. As White and his agent were working out the final details of his contract July 29, White received a call that his girlfriend, Margaret Batts, was about to give birth.

Anthony Elzy Signs with Buffalo Bills

Bills GM Buddy Nix has been busy this first week of camp with several roster changes and there were a couple more Friday. The Bills signed a familiar face in free agent RB Bruce Hall and rookie free agent RB Anthony Elzy. Ironically, Elzy was a reserve running back for the North Carolina Tar Heels and stepped in for Bills fifth-round draft pick Johnny White last season when White broke his collarbone.

Johnny White signs NFL contract, becomes a father on same day

Ever feel like you had an incredibly hectic, perhaps life-altering day? Try Johnny White’s day last Friday. A week ago, the former Asheville High football star realized two dreams in a matter of hours: signing his first NFL contract in the car rushing him to the airport to fly back to North Carolina for the birth of his first child.

Bills sign Da'Norris Searcy and Johnny White

Buffalo’s front office was determined to get every one of their nine draft choices signed and to camp by report day Friday. The Bills are very close to doing so after top pick Marcell Dareus signed along with fourth-round pick Da’Norris Searcy and fifth-round pick Johnny White.

RB Johnny White a jack-of-all-trades

He doesn’t have breakaway speed and he doesn’t have imposing size, but what Johnny White does have is a skill set that should serve him well in the NFL. “There’s a guy that is a very good running back, played a lot of positions, is a physical guy, can block and can catch the ball out of the backfield,” said head coach Chan Gailey.

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