BOCA RATON, Fla - Kerrith Whyte, Jr. represented Florida Atlantic University football recently as a 2017 Athlon Sports & Life Preseason second team specialist selection.
Whyte, a redshirt sophomore from Loxahatchee, Fla., saw action in 11 games in 2017. He recorded 39 kick returns for a total of 1,002 yards for an average of 25.7 yards per kick return. His longest was a 63-yarder versus Middle Tennessee. He averaged 91.1 kick return yards per game. FAU ended the 2016 season ranked No. 38 nationally in kickoff return yards, primarily due to Whyte’s efforts. He finished No. 19 nationally in kickoff return yards and No. 8 in combined kick return yards. Whyte also contributed offensively with 43 rushing attempts for 145 yards and a score. He was credited with five receptions for a total of 21 yards.
He is FAU’s third Seminole Ridge High School product to be honored on a 2017 Athlon Sport & Life team. Antonyo Woods was recognized as a fourth-team offensive line selection and Jalen Young was a first-team safety selection. Earlier in the week, Woods was also named as a member of the 2017 Rimington Trophy Watch List.
The Owls will kick off their 2017 season and home slate, under the direction of Head Coach Lane Kiffin, on Friday, Sept. 1 at 8 p.m. versus Navy, a game that will air on ESPNU and be carried on ESPN West Palm 106.3 FM. For season tickets call 1-866-FAU-OWLS.