Jason White

Born and raised in Tuttle, Oklahoma, a town of only 4,000, Jason White overcame multiple injuries as a player to become one of the most successful and beloved collegiate athletes in Oklahoma history.

White did not see the field during his first two seasons as a Sooner, and tore both his ACLs in 2001 and 2002, leading to doubts that he would ever be able to be an effective quarterback. Despite requiring two reconstructive surgeries and being completely unable to scramble outside of the pocket due to his weak knees, White returned with a vengeance in 2003, passing for 3,846 yards, 40 touchdowns and only eight interceptions, taking the Sooners to the National Championship Game. White was granted a second senior year by the NCAA for the 2004 season, where despite having to share the ball with freshman running back Adrian Peterson he still managed to pass for 3,205 yards along with 35 touchdowns. He also led the Sooners to their second straight National Championship Game and won the Maxwell Award.

He finished his career as Oklahoma’s all-time leader in passing yards and touchdowns and graduated with a degree in sociology. He currently owns Jason White Companies and is a co-founder and board member of St. Anthony Hospital’s YourCARE Clinic community health center.

Award Profile

Winner: The Maxwell Award – 2004

University of Oklahoma