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Bucs’ Devin White is NFC Defensive Rookie of the Month

The rookie linebacker had 2.5 sacks, two forced fumbles and one fumble recovery for a TD.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers linebacker Devin White (45) celebrates with teammates including linebacker Kevin Minter (51), free safety Jordan Whitehead, second from left, and outside linebacker Lavonte David (54) after scoring a touchdown on a Jacksonville Jaguars fumble last weekend. [PHELAN M. EBENHACK  |  AP]
Tampa Bay Buccaneers linebacker Devin White (45) celebrates with teammates including linebacker Kevin Minter (51), free safety Jordan Whitehead, second from left, and outside linebacker Lavonte David (54) after scoring a touchdown on a Jacksonville Jaguars fumble last weekend. [PHELAN M. EBENHACK | AP]
Published Dec. 5, 2019

TAMPA ― Linebacker Devin White is leading a resurgent Bucs defense and the league has taken notice.

White was named the NFC Defensive Rookie of the Month for November after helping the Bucs to a 3-1 mark with his game-changing plays.

White had 2.5 sacks, two forced fumbles, two passes defensed, one interception and one fumble recovery, which he returned 14 yards for a touchdown in Sunday’s 28-11 win over the Jaguars.

Related: RELATED: Bruce Arians to his team about playoffs: ‘You’re in it’

White is only the third Bucs player to win the award. Linebacker Lavonte David captured it seven years ago and defensive end Noah Spence won it in 2016.

White, Steelers linebacker Devin Bush and Steelers safety Minkah Fitzpatrick are the only players this season to record an interception and a fumble returned for a touchdown in the same game.

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