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Rebel Javin White signs free agent contract with Las Vegas Raiders

The UNLV product has been given a chance to play in the NFL from the city’s new NFL franchise. 

COLLEGE FOOTBALL: OCT 12 UNLV at Vanderbilt Photo by Matthew Maxey/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

Javin White did not hear his name called during the NFL Draft, but he did sign as an undrafted free agent and he will not have to move far for his chance at play in the NFL. The Las Vegas Raiders have signed White to a free agent contract shortly after the draft ended.

The 6-foot-3 linebacker/defensive back has played multiple positions in his time at UNLV. He has spent time as a linebacker, playing at safety and even at cornerback. White finished off his senior year with 79 total tackles, 8.5 tackles for loss, three interceptions and two forced fumbles.

What drew the Raiders towards White was his athleticism and ability to play multiple positions. He has the size and athleticism to be a valuable piece for the Raiders on the field. His time playing multiple positions has helped him develop skills as a ball hawk, being able to know where the ball is and breaking up passes, and getting some interceptions from time to time.

Here is what Raiders General Manager Mike Mayock had to say about White:

His outstanding play as a Rebel earned him being named to UNLV Football’s All-Decade Team as a linebacker. White is ranks sixth in school history in interceptions and third in forced fumbles.

White last played in the NFL Players Association Collegiate Bowl at the Rose Bowl earlier this year in January. In his final game with the Rebels, White 11 tackles, and a sack in Reno against the Wolf Pack to keep the Fremont Cannon in Las Vegas.

Even though White will have a chance to make an NFL roster, the long drought of Rebels not being taken in the draft continues. It has been 10 years since a UNLV player was taken in the NLF Draft, offensive linemen Joe Hawley was drafted 117th overall by the Atlanta Falcons in the fourth round of the 2010 draft.