Veteran center who figures to be a stablizing force for the Gamecocks in 2006... top candidate for all-star recognition along the offensive line... listed on the spring Rimington Watch List... has made 28 career starts, most among the returning players... named the Outstanding Offensive Lineman at the conclusion of spring camp.
2005: Started all 12 games at the center position... one of only two offensive players (along with Na'Shan Goddard) and one of only four players overall (along with Goddard, Ko Simpson and Chris Tucker) to start all 12 games... co-recipient of the team's Most Improved Offensive Lineman Award for his performance during the spring.
2004: Improved offensive lineman who saw action in all 11 games... was in the starting lineup in 10 of the 11 games, playing left guard and center.
2003: Came back from a medical redshirt season to play a significant role on the offensive line... cleared to participate midway through spring practice after sitting out the 2002 campaign with a neck condition... coaching staff was quickly impressed with his athletic ability... appeared in all 12 games, starting six... played both guard and center, although he saw the majority of his action at guard.
2002: Took a redshirt year after injuring his neck during preseason camp... sought several medical opinions regarding his injury... Offensive line candidate.
HIGH SCHOOL: Graduated from Chester (S.C.) High School in 2002... Coached by Ken Atkerson... Prep Star All-America choice and a Shrine Bowl participant... named all-state by The High School Sports Report... rated the #9 best offensive line prospect in the East... chose South Carolina over Clemson.
PERSONAL: Chris White was born Nov. 23, 1983... majoring in hotel, restaurant, and tourism management.