Tuesday, July 09, 2019

Then And Now

Defensive back Brian White was Dartmouth's lone selection to the All-Ivy League first team in 1994 when he picked off four passes, broke up seven more and accumulated 74 tackles. An All-Ivy honorable mention choice as a junior, when he had 10 breakups and two picks, White finished his three-year varsity career (freshman were ineligible his first year) with 139 tackles, 24 breakups and six interceptions while also returning kickoffs and punts.

A two-sport athlete at Dartmouth, after graduation White signed with the New England Patriots as well as the Boston Blazers professional lacrosse team.
Today, White is one of the stars of OWN's new nighttime TV soap opera Ambitions, portraying the role of Evan Lancaster, the scheming mayor of Atlanta whose hope is to be the first black governor of Georgia.

White has a long list of TV and movie credits on his IMDB page dating back to 1997. From the website Root:
Viewers will likely recognize White from his movies “Stomp the Yard,” “12 Rounds,” “Fighting” and “I Can Do Bad All by Myself” and from shows like “Men of a Certain Age,” “Beauty and the Beast,” “Mistresses” and “Ray Donovan.”
Here's a screengrab from the Root story about Ambitions:
From a Pittsburgh Sports Now story:
There are currently 18 Western Pennsylvania natives on football rosters in the Ivy League. Cornell leads the way with four while Dartmouth, Penn, Princeton and Yale have three each.
Dartmouth can claim junior safety Niko Memigas and receiver/running back classmate Ethan Maenza, both of Wexford, Pa., and North Allegheny Senior High School as well as offensive lineman Zach Sammartino, a fifth-year senior from Pittsburgh and North Hills High.