Linebacker Tracy White, once considered nothing more than a special teams' player, has come up with several big plays for the Eagles this season in his role as one of the nickel linebackers.
In the 27-13 win over the San Francisco 49ers, White notched his first career interception late in the second quarter, setting up a David Akers' field goal.
"It was just being in the right spot at the right time," White said of the play. "We had pressure from Juqua (Parker), he kind of hit the quarterback. The ball went over the running back's head. I saw (Smith) looking for the check down, so I was prepared for that and I was in the right spot."
White, 6-foot-0, 230, is considered one of the Eagles' fastest linebackers, and he's been an asset to defensive coordinator Sean McDermott, especially in pass coverage.
"The guy comes to work and you appreciate that," McDermott said of White. "In this day and age of professional sports, the guy brings his lunch pail and then he studies on top of that and he can run. You've got to have speed and you look at our defens and we're built for speed in a lot of ways."
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-- Posted by Bo Wulf, 6:14 p.m., December 21