White featured on Colts web site Jamel White, the record-breaking, all-American running back from The University of South Dakota, is featured in a July 15 news article on the Indianapolis Colts web site � www.colts.com/News. White signed a free agent contract with the Colts April 16.
The article by Scott Tomlin of Colts.com notes White's enthusiasm for football and the possibilities for White, who tied or broke 14 school records at South Dakota during the 1999 season. White, who attended the Colts' rookie minicamp April 27 in Indianapolis, reported for the start of the preseason camp on July 14.
Tomlin's article, titled "Colts Rookie Free Agent Could Be a Diamond in the Rough," notes the impression White has made upon the Colts' training camp. Tomlin writes: "Jamel White arrived at the Indianapolis Colts' training camp in Terre Haute, IN on Thursday carrying his own football and sporting a smile that attracted the media. The 5-9 rookie could prove to be a major find for Head Coach Jim Mora and his staff."
Tomlin added: "White, a free agent from The University of South Dakota, Vermillion, performed well at the Colts summer school in May and June and hopes to bring that momentum into training camp with him."
White is excited about his opportunity. In the article, White said that people take "different routes to get where they have to go. This is just the route I took and I am finally here. Now that practice has started, I am here to compete with these guys."
The Colts had a 13-3 record and an American Football Conference (AFC) Eastern Division Championship in 1999-2000. They advanced to the playoffs where they lost 19-16 to the Tennessee Titans in the AFC Divisional Round.