LSU announced the junior cornerback as No. 18 after a team meeting when the selection was made public. He becomes the second defensive back and the fourth defensive player to wear the honor. He's also the second underclassmen since 2010 to get the number.
After LSU's 2003 national championship season, Mauck passed his No. 18 jersey number to freshman Jacob Hester. He then played a massive part in the Tigers' next title. Tight end Richard Dickson took the number, and running back Richard Murphy followed him.
These are the nine players to wear the No. 18 since the tradition started:
2000-03: QB Matt Mauck
2004-07: RB Jacob Hester
2008-09: TE Richard Dickson
2010 RB: Richard Murphy
2011: S Brandon Taylor
2012: DT Bennie Logan
2013: LB Lamin Barrow
2014: RB Terrence Magee
2015: CB Tre'Davious White
"First and foremost, it’s a team guy," Miles said earlier in the day of the type of player that gets No. 18. "Not necessarily the most talented, most gifted athlete It’s a guy that relates to teams, a leader. We’ve made a decision and feel pretty good about it."
White has started all but two games in his first two seasons with the Tigers. He made the All-SEC Freshman team in 2013, after winning the starting job by Week 3 and never letting go. He has 88 career tackles, four interceptions and 13 pass breakups.
White also returned punts last season, taking one 67 yards for a touchdown against Kentucky.
He was voted preseason All-SEC Second Team by the media.