The Little Caesars Player of the Week – Carter White
11 months ago Andrew Luberda 1
County Line Preps is pleased to have a sponsorship agreement with specific Little Caesars locations in Queen Creek and Coolidge.
Little Caesars, home of the Hot-‘N-Ready pizza, will sponsor the Player of the Week and Player of the Month awards as part of our agreement.
Each week, CountyLinePreps.com will announce the Player of the Week, accompanied by a Q&A with that week’s winner.
The Player of the Week will receive a gift certificate, redeemable for a two-liter bottle of soda, a pepperoni or cheese pizza, and an order of Crazy Bread, that will be honored at one of the two aforementioned Little Caesars locations.
Additionally, the Player of the Week automatically qualifies for the Player of the Month Award, which will be determined by a poll that will be posted on our County Line Preps Twitter account during the final week each month.
The Player of the Month will receive a plaque and a $25 Little Caesars gift card.
Now that we’ve provided details of both awards, we are pleased to announce this week’s Little Caesars Player of Week:
Poston Butte – Senior
6’ 210 Athlete
Carter’s performance during the Broncos’ dramatic come-from-behind victory last Friday on Homecoming was the type that just about every youth dreams of having someday.
White, a three-year varsity starter at several different positions, started at tight end and linebacker against Vista Grande last week before taking over at quarterback for injured starter Connor McDonald in the second half. His versatility is why he is a member of my 2017 Bucket List. He was also a topic of my colleague Eric Sorenson’s Zone Read.
With his team trailing 20 – 14 in the final minutes, White engineered the game-winning drive, which ended with a touchdown pass to Javier Munoz and Zack Piwniczka’s PAT.
In the win, Carter completed 9-of-12 passes for 73 yards and a touchdown. In addition, he rushed for 72 yards on 17 carries, had three receptions for 24 yards, punted three times with an average of 40 yards each, and finished with 28 yards on a pair of kickoff returns.
CLP: What was going through your mind during the drive? What were you telling the guys in the huddle?
CW: The final drive was like something from a movie. Coach Semore had faith in us and told us to stay focused and drive it down the field, and that’s what we did. I just stayed focused and kept faith in my guys. In the huddle I was just telling them to calm down and win this football game. I told them it’s just like the two-minute drive we do at practice.
CLP: You’ve been a three-year varsity starter at Poston Butte and excelled at several different positions. How are you able to perform at such a high level at each?
CW: Being a three-year starter is great. I have created a special bond with the coaches and it’s easy to communicate to them. I’ve been working my butt off to be in this position. Not only in the weight room and on the field but also in the classroom.
CLP: What are your plans after graduation?
CW: After graduation the plan is to play college football. I’m working very hard to get some looks and offers. But we will just have to wait and see, but the plan is to play more football.
CLP: What is your greatest athletic memory at Poston Butte?
CW: My greatest Poston Butte athletic memory would have to be last year when I received First-Team All-Region for tight end. It was a very special moment for me and my parents were so proud. It boosted my confidence and I felt really good about it.
CLP: What is your favorite sports movie and why?
CW: Favorite sports movie would either be The Sandlot or The Longest Yard, but The Sandlot has the edge. I used to watch that movie on every road trip like three to four times. It’s just a great movie that has good comedy but good lessons in it as well. I love it.
CLP: Name one person you’d most like to meet and why?
CW: If I had the chance to meet anyone it would be Alessia Cara or Odell Beckham. They both are very talented and it would be cool to meet them. I like her voice, it sounds good. And Odell, how could you not like him? He is a beast on the field and he backs up what he talks. I love watching him play.