Keion White was drafted by the New England Patriots in the second round (46th overall) of the 2023 NFL Draft.
Started in all 12 games in a breakthrough season for the defensive end … Led all defensive lineman and ranked third overall on the team with 54 tackles, a team-high 14 tackles for loss and a team-best 7.5 sacks … Finished sixth in the ACC in TFLs and sixth in sacks … He also recorded two quarterback hurries and one pass breakup … Recorded five tackles in each of his first four games of the season, also recording two sacks against then-No. 4 Clemson (Sept. 5) … Recorded a season-high seven stops twice … Tallied six solo and one assisted tackle against Virginia (Oct. 20), also recording two tackles for loss … Became the only ACC player that season to record as many as seven tackles, three sacks and four tackles for loss in a single game in the 21-17 win at then-No. 13 North Carolina (Nov. 19), earning Bednarik Award National Defensive Player of the Week and ACC Defensive Lineman of the Week honors.
Missed the first eight games of the season while recovering from an offseason injury … Made highly anticipated Georgia Tech debut on Nov. 6 at Miami (Fla.) and played in each of the Yellow Jackets' final four games of the season … Made first GT start at No. 6 Notre Dame (Nov. 20) … Finished the season with four tackles and a half-tackle for loss in limited action.
Transferred from Old Dominion University with two seasons of eligibility remaining … Was a second-team all-Conference USA honoree as a sophomore in 2019 after starting all 12 games at DE in his first season at the position, finishing tied for 10th in NCAA Division I FBS with 19 tackles for loss (which also tied ODU's single-season record) … Ranked fourth on the team with 62 tackles, co-led the squad with 3.5 sacks and recovered two fumbles, forcing one and intercepting a pass in '19 … Had a career game against ACC opponent Virginia Tech, recording eight tackles and 2.0 tackles for loss … Also had six tackles and 3.5 tackles for loss against Virginia … Transitioned to defensive end from tight end during spring of 2019 … Started eight games at tight end for ODU as a redshirt freshman in 2018, hauling in 11 passes for 124 yards.
Rated a three-star recruit by 247Sports out of Garner H.S. … Was a twoway starter in high school at tight end and defensive end … Finished with 20 catches for 247 yards and four touchdowns as a senior … Named first-team all-Greater Neuse River Conference … Four-time academic all-conference honoree … Coached by Thurman Leach.
One of three siblings in his family (one brother, one sister) … Majoring in building construction and facility management.