Sean White was one of the final players selected to participate in this past summer Elite 11 national quarterback of the year competition.
No problem. He won the event.
No problem. He was named MVP Thursday as he helped lead team Highlight to a 31-21 victory in the annual all-star event at Tropicana Field.
"I just came out with a chip on my shoulder. ... I've always felt like I'm a little bit under-rated and I just really wanted to to prove what I can do and I think I did that," said White, who completed 10-of-12 passes for 156 yards and two touchdowns in the contest.
"It was just a fun week put on by Under Armour. It was an amazing experience and really prepared me for the next level. ... A lot of quarterbacks don't get this opportunity to play against top-level competition before they get to go to college, so it was great."
Now White can focus his attention toward Auburn, which will be playing in the BCS National Championship game in Pasadena, Calif, on Monday night.
"I'm excited to watch. I think Auburn will win," White said. "I think the SEC will show its dominance like it always does in the championship games and I think Auburn will come out on top."
Minneapolis athlete Jeff Jones won the MVP for Team Nitro after catching four passes for 35 yards and an 18-yard touchdown, and rushing for 37 yards on six carries.
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