Tre’Davious White was recognized as a world class football player very early in his career. Coming out of Green Oaks High School in Louisiana, White was rated as a five-star recruit. He decided to remain in his home state and commit to Louisiana State University. While originally committed to LSU as a wide receiver, White decided to make the permanent switch to defensive back. He ended up excelling at the position making 55 tackles with two interceptions in his freshman year.
Drafted in the 1st round (27th overall) by the Buffalo Bills in the 2017 NFL Draft, Tre’Davious White made an immediate impact and was named the number one corner on the team. He started all 16 games and was a finalist for the Defensive Rookie of the Year Award. White performed so well that he was rewarded with a four-year contract worth $70 million in 2020. That contract made him the highest paid defensive back in the league at the time of signing.
INJURIES AND THE ED BLOCK COURAGE AWARD
Up until the latter part of the 2021 season, White had managed to stay healthy for most of his career. During a Thanksgiving Day matchup against the New Orleans Saints in 2021, White would end up tearing the ACL in his left knee and be out for the remainder of the season. He would also end up missing several games in the 2022 season. Part of why Tre’Davious would be nominated for the Ed Block Courage Award would be because of his mental battle as well as his physical battle during recovery. White had revealed to the public that he suffered from depression after his injury and that he struggled to see worth outside of being a football player. After battling through depression and rehabbing his ACL, he made a triumphant return to the field almost a year after his injury.