As one of the nation’s top returning quarterbacks, WKU Football senior Mike White has been noted on the Reese’s Senior Bowl 2018 Watch List. White is one of 23 quarterbacks on the list and one of 10 overall players from Conference USA.

Former Hilltoppers Taywan Taylor and Forrest Lamp were 2017 invitees, while Jack Doyle (2013), Antonio Andrews (2014) and Tyler Higbee (2016) have represented WKU among the best seniors in the nation in the past.

Last season, White ranked in the top 10 nationally in completion percentage (67.3, eighth), passing yards (4,363, fifth) and touchdowns (37, eighth), while boasting the third-best passer rating (181.4) and the second-best yards per attempt mark (10.5). He earned C-USA Offensive Player of the Week honors for a 517-yard performance in a Week 1 victory vs. Rice, and was recognized for his year-long success when he was named the league’s Newcomer of the Year.

The Reese’s Senior Bowl 2018 Watch List includes 401 student-athletes from nearly every level of college football who are looking to fill the 110 roster spots that form the North and South squads for the nation’s premier all-star game.

A player not on the initial list can be added to the watch list during the season. Therefore, White and any other senior Hilltopper is eligible to be invited to the 69th annual game, which will take place January 28, 2018 at Ladd-Peebles Stadium.

“After an extensive process, it’s a deserving privilege for these players to be recognized on this exclusive list,” scouting coordinator Patrick Woo said. “We look forward to getting out this fall to see all of the prospects on this list and many others that can still earn an invitation as we aim to form the best possible rosters for our event in January.”

White’s Preseason Recognition

Conference USA Preseason Offensive POY
Maxwell Award Watch List (Top player)
Wuerffel Trophy Watch List (Community service)
Davey O’Brien Award Watch List (Quarterback)
Johnny Unitas Award Watch List (Quarterback)
Walter Camp Player of the Year Watch List (Top player)
Manning Award Watch List (Quarterback)
Reeseā€™s Senior Bowl Watch List (For 2018 Game)
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Bryan Fyalkowski
Assistant Director of Media Relations
WKU Hilltopper Athletics