Career Statistics Career Statistics

New Mexico: Strong linebacker who overcame great hardship in 2014 ... one of the most popular players on the squad ... played as a true freshman in 2013 ... a 2013 and 2014 All-Academic Mountain West selection  

2014 (Sophomore Season): Played in 11 games for the Lobos, recording eight starts at outside linebacker ... finished the season with 20 total tackles, inlcuding 2.5 tackles for loss ... missed the second game of the season against Arizona State after learning that his father, Donnie White, Sr., was murdered in a random drive-by shooting in St. Louis on September 4 ... recorded his only sack of the year against UTSA, as well as two tackles for loss (-13 yds) and a forced fumble ... ended the season with a strong performance against Wyoming, setting a career-high with four tackles. 

2013 (Freshman Season): Played in 10 games as a backup outside linebacker ... finished with 16 tackles, one pass breakup and one quarterback hurry ... had a career-high two solo tackles twice -- against Utah State and at Fresno State ... also had a career-high three tackles against San Diego State, Air Force and Boise State.

High School: A first-team Metro Catholic All-Conference and second-team Class 6 All-State selection in 2012 for the Spartans and coach Pat Mahoney ... finished the season with 62 tackles, 25 tackles for loss, three fumble recoveries and a Metro Catholic-leading 14 sacks ... also earned St. Louis Post-Dispatch All-Metro third-team honors and was a member of the Post-Dispatch Super 30 recruits (checking in at No. 13) ... rated the No. 18 prospect in the state of Missouri by 247sports.com ... De Smet finished with a 9-4 record and won three games in the Missouri Class 6 playoffs, advancing to the semifinals ... as a junior in 2011, he had 25 tackles, six sacks and three fumble recoveries ... earned second-team Metro Catholic All-Conference honors ... De Smet went 9-3 in 2011 and advanced to the quarterfinals of the Class 6 state championship playoff. 

Personal: Born March 17, 1995 ... parents are Sonya Brooks-White and the late Donnie White, Sr. ... majoring in Busniess Administration.