It was back in March the last time After Action heard news about Shun White, one of Naval Academy’s most acclaimed football players in recent years. My journalistic cousins at Navy Times had reported back then on some of the questions raised by his contract with the New England Patriots and late graduation from the Naval Academy.
Well, White has since been commissioned as a naval officer, and he’s now is serving aboard the destroyer Stout, according to an Oct. 14 press release on DVIDS. The Stout is taking part in “Joint Warrior 10-2,” a multinational excercise off the coast of Scotland, the release said. White, an ensign, is an anti-submarine warfare officer aboard the ship, and the author asked the former Navy star about ASW.
“ASW is a thinking warfare that requires a lot of quick reaction,” said White. “As an ASW watch team, it is important that you know more about your enemy from a tactical stand point than he does of you.”
Some in the fleet may have also seen White recently in NEX mailers, where his image is used to advertise Sharp Quattron flatscreens (link requires registration).
Navy’s sixth leading rusher of all time, White ran for a career-high 1,092 yards during his senior season in 2008. He set a Navy record that year when he rushed for a mind-boggling 348 yards in a game against Towson. White also holds school records for average yards per rush in a season (8.3 in 2008 ) and average yards per rush over a career (8.9)