Brendon White wasn't even expected to play meaningful snaps during Saturday's game against Nebraska, but when the dust settled, he had the team lead in tackles and tackles for loss.
When Jordan Fuller was ejected in the second quarter for targeting, White stepped into the first meaningful action of his career joining a secondary already missing two starters – and he had himself one heck of a a coming out party.
White finished the game with 13 total tackles – tied with Malik Harrison for the team lead in the game – and had team-highs with eight solo tackles and two tackles for loss.
“Brendon White came in and did a hell of a job,” Urban Meyer said after the game.
For White, it was a long time coming.
“It is a dream come true. Hard work pays off," White said after the game. “My time is ready. We all prepared for this. You never know what is going to happen in a game. We all face adversity, we faced it the right way and in a positive manner. No one got worried, we did our job and the rest took care of itself.”
With that performance, White could have earned himself more playing time and even a potential starting spot, but he's not worried about that just yet – he's just going out to do his job.
“My goal was to just do my job and not do too much. Not try to be the superhero," White said. "My job was a specific role. Trust my teammates that they have my back.”