Devin White delivered a championship performance for the ages in Super Bowl LV, contributing a game-high 12 tackles along with the game-sealing interception in Sunday’s 31-9 rout of Kansas City. The six-foot linebacker made his presence felt with 140 tackles (fifth-most in the NFL) and nine sacks during the regular season, joining teammate Lavonte David as one of Tampa Bay’s two All-Pro representatives in 2020. Simply put, White had, by every metric imaginable, a remarkable sophomore season.
White’s heroics call for a celebration of epic proportions. Not to worry—the 22-year-old already has an elaborate plan in the works.
Evidently, the eccentric White has had this goal in mind for quite some time, sharing his desire to complete a victory lap aboard his prized horse, Dream, in an interview with the New Orleans Advocate earlier this month. You might recall, White was permitted to ride his beloved Daisy Mae (who sadly passed away in 2019) around Tiger Stadium in Baton Rouge upon concluding his college career at LSU. Tell me this isn’t the most wholesome video you’ve seen on the internet today.
Allowing White to roam the vast terrain of Raymond James Stadium, hardware in hand, atop his noble steed is a big ask (Lord knows the Bucs would never let Rob Gronkowski near the Lombardi after the reckless stunt he pulled at Fenway years earlier). But GM Jason Licht, still beaming from Sunday’s triumph, is apparently ready to throw caution to the wind.
Saddle up, Devin. You’ve earned this victory lap.