TAMPA — Bucs inside linebacker Devin White has capped arguably the most turbulent month of his professional life by being named the National Football League Players Association’s Community MVP for Week 13.
White was recognized for providing 500 turkeys to families in his native Louisiana and distributing 45 Thanksgiving meal kits to feed 450 foster families in Florida. The gesture came in the immediate wake of the sudden, mysterious death of his 45-year-old father in Louisiana on Nov. 10.
Three days after losing his dad, White had one of his best games as a pro (nine tackles, two sacks, a forced fumble and three quarterback hits) in the Bucs’ 21-16 win against the Seahawks in Munich, Germany. He was named NFC Defensive Player of the Week to go with his NFC Defensive Player of the Month honor for September.
For each weekly Community MVP, the NFLPA makes a $10,000 donation to the player’s foundation or charity of choice. All Community MVP winners become eligible for the NFLPA Alan Page Community Award, deemed the highest honor that the NFLPA bestows upon a player.
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