Bucs RB, ASU football alum Rachaad White delivers vicious stiff-arm in breakout game
Running back Rachaad White had his share of highlight plays during his two-year run at Arizona State, but he made national waves with a dominant stiff-arm on Sunday.
In the rookie’s breakout performance for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, White used his right arm to toss Seattle Seahawks safety Quandre Diggs out of his way to pick up an extra 5-6 yards on a big run.
Bucs’ RB Rachaad White vs. Seahawks’ S Quandre Diggs: pic.twitter.com/JkoumCrjZg
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) November 13, 2022
Social media reacted immediately, as some called it the stiff-arm of the season.
RACHAAD WHITE YOU ARE THE CAPTAIN
— Captain Fear (@CaptainFear) November 13, 2022
Rachaad White with the @garrisonhearst5 stiff arm!!!!
— Steve Wyche (@wyche89) November 13, 2022
Rachaad White pic.twitter.com/0yFBvCCJib
— Trevor Sikkema (@TampaBayTre) November 13, 2022
Big W’s 🏴☠️ https://t.co/l68lOAV6q8
— Rachaad White 3️⃣ (@chaad_3) November 13, 2022
White started his first NFL game Sunday in the league’s first contest played in Germany.
The rookie put on a show for the fans in Munich with 105 rushing yards on 22 carries for an average of 4.8. He picked up an 18-yard gain out of the two-minute warning to ice a Buccaneers win, 21-16.
White set career-highs in carries and rushing yards, playing ahead of veteran Leonard Fournette.