Ravens rookie Tim White hoping touchdown catch in debut is just the beginning

The Ravens coaches might have a tough time not giving Tim White more repetitions after the rookie's showing in Thursday night's 23-3 win against the Washington Redskins at M&T Bank Stadium in Baltimore.

The undrafted free agent from Arizona State helped the offense capitalize on a 46-yard punt return by Keenan Reynolds (Naval Academy) by catching a 33-yard pass from quarterback Josh Woodrum in the end zone with four seconds left in the third quarter to give the Ravens a 20-3 advantage. He also returned one punt for 9 yards and fair-caught another without any problem and returned two kickoffs for a 10-yard average.


"I thought the touchdown was great," White said. "The quarterback put it out there. It was a great ball for me, and it just played out right. In the return game, I had some opportunities, and I thought I played pretty well for my first one, and I made some good decisions back there. I felt good overall."

Ravens wideout Tim White rushes the ball for 8 yards in the first quarter.against the Washington Redskins at M&T Bank Stadium in Baltimore on Thursday, Aug. 10, 2017.

White has impressed daily during training camp with his speed and hands. But he acknowledged that he has more work to do in training camp.


"Really, it's just staying on top of everything," he said. "I need to get better with everything that I do — route-running, understanding the plays better and just making plays. I have to keep that going and just stay on top of all that stuff."

White has put himself on solid footing in a crowded field at wide receiver. But with Mike Wallace, Jeremy Maclin and Breshad Perriman (right hamstring tightness) held out Thursday night, Michael Campanaro, Chris Moore and rookie Quincy Adeboyejo started.

White entered the game on the next play, but he understands what the coaches are looking for.

"It's all about consistency," he said. "It's showing what you can do in practice, and then translating that into the games when it counts. I just want to go out there and be as consistent as possible and make the plays when I'm able to."