WCU to hold 15 spring practices with Spring Game on April 7th
Detrez Newsome eclipsed the 1,000-yard mark with 107 rushing yards
Redshirt freshman RB rushed for 139 yards and four TDs in home victory
WCU scores game-winning TD at 1:33; defense holds on game's final play
Detrez Newsome eclipsed the 3,000 yard rushing mark with 146 rushing yards in road win
2015 (Freshman): Appeared in nine games as a true freshman, each coming as a defensive reserve and on special teams ... Recorded 11 tackles including six solo stops ... Made his collegiate debut in the season-opener against Mars Hill (Sept. 5), tallying his first career tackle against the Lions ... Recorded a career-high three tackles twice -- at Tennessee (Sept. 19) and against Furman (Nov. 7), forcing a fumble in the latter.
Prior to Western Carolina: Played mostly wide receiver and defensive back before seeing more time at running back as a senior ... Rushed for 474 yards and seven touchdowns while also catching 30 passes for 439 yards and three scores ... Defensively, racked up 55 tackles with six TFLs while intercepting five passes, returning two for scores ... Played in the Eighth-Annual Border Bowl between Kentucky and Tennessee, catching a touchdown pass as a wide receiver ... Missed four games due to a hand injury as a junior ... High school coach was Stacy Carter ... Also played basketball and ran track as a prep.
Personal: Full name is Jermichael White ... Is the son of Tonya White ... Has a younger brother.