"For him to go through all the school work and everything here and just it's not easy with two parents, but to have none that's crazy," said linebacker Andrew Alves. "It's motivating and I'm glad to call him my friend."
This season White earned a starting position with the Saintsman, and football continues to drive the 6'2, 218 pound linebacker to want to move forward and dream big. He says he just wishes his mom could see how much he's grown up in the past year.
"I think she would be very proud," said White. "Most kids would just shut down and just give up on everything but I decided to come out here and work hard with my brothers so I can come out here and win a championship. Ever since I was 5 starting football, I would look into the stands and see her cheering me on. She was always there. Every game I still look into the stands and I don't see her. That's probably the hardest thing."