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Brady White

University of Memphis
Ph.D. candidate (liberal studies)


White is currently a Ph.D. candidate in liberal studies, boasting a 3.16 GPA, after earning his master’s degree from the University of Memphis in sports commerce in August 2019 (3.80 GPA). White received his bachelor’s degree in business and communication from Arizona State (3.58 GPA) in December 2017.

He is a two-time American Athletic Conference All-Academic Team (2018-19, 2019-20) selection and a three-time member of the Tiger 3.0 Club (Fall 2018, Spring 2019, Spring 2020). He was also named to the UofM Dean’s List for Fall 2018 and Spring 2019.

While at Arizona State, White was also a Pac-12 Conference All-Academic first-team selection.


White is extremely family-oriented and thrives in close-knit environments. Initially struggling to fit in following his transfer from Arizona State, White has evolved into a locker room and team leader during his tenure in the blue and gray. He routinely volunteers to step up and speak on behalf of his team in both athletic and public opportunities. He has served as team captain in all four games in 2020 (as of Oct. 30). He leads by example in competition, the classroom and his community while operating as a high-character representative of the University of Memphis.

“White’s commitment to community service, especially as it pertains to helping the youth in our community, is an inspiration to not only his teammates but his coaches and our entire staff. He’s an outstanding role model who always finds the time to give back despite the demands that come with being a student-athlete of the highest caliber, which he is. We are extremely fortunate to have him as an exemplary leader for us on and off the field.”
- Head Coach Ryan Silverfield


During the 2019 season, White completed 35 hours of community service, including visits to LeBonheur Children’s and St. Jude Children’s hospitals. His work with children in the Memphis community also included the Jessie Reed Foundation helping distribute Joy Jars and with Gardenview Elementary School as part of the Tiger Blue Holiday in December. He also served his fellow Tiger student-athletes on a panel for freshmen student-athletes as part of the department’s ACAD class.

White enjoys speaking engagements, especially being a presence and role model to young children in the Memphis community. He uses his platform to share his story and is passionate about motivational speaking and group sessions with youth.


White is well on his way to becoming one of the most decorated players in Memphis football history. Prior to the 2020 season, he was named to watch lists for the Wuerffel Trophy, Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Award, Davey O’Brien Award and Maxwell Award.

Through four games played in 2020 (as of Oct. 30), White ranks in the top five nationally for second-half touchdown passes (No. 1 with 11), passing touchdowns per game (No. 2 with 4.25) and passing yards per game (No. 5 with 344).

White led the Tigers to a school-record 12 victories, the American Athletic Conference Championship and the program’s first-ever trip to a New Year’s Six Bowl Game (Goodyear Cotton Bowl vs. Penn State) in 2019. He was an All-AAC second-team selection and a finalist for a pair of prestigious awards in the 2019 Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Award and the 2019 Manning Award.

He currently ranks No. 1 in Memphis history in completion percentage, tied for No. 1 in most career wins as a starting quarterback, No. 2 in career passing touchdowns (76 as of Oct. 30) and No. 3 in career passing yards (8,685 as of Oct. 30).