Reggie White

Reginald Howard White (December 19, 1961 – December 26, 2004) was an American professional football player who played defensive end in the National Football League (NFL) for 15 seasons during the 1980s and 1990s. He played college football for the University of Tennessee, and was recognized as an All-American. After playing two professional seasons for the Memphis Showboats of the United States Football League (USFL), he was selected in the first round of the 1984 Supplemental Draft, and then played for the NFL's Philadelphia Eagles, Green Bay Packers, and Carolina Panthers, becoming one of the most awarded defensive players in NFL history.

Reggie White
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White with the Green Bay Packers in December 1995
No. 92, 91
Position:Defensive end
Personal information
Born:(1961-12-19)December 19, 1961
Chattanooga, Tennessee, U.S.
Died:December 26, 2004(2004-12-26) (aged 43)
Cornelius, North Carolina, U.S.
Height:6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)
Weight:300 lb (136 kg)
Career information
High school:Howard
(Chattanooga, Tennessee)
College:Tennessee (1980–1983)
Supplemental draft:1984 / Round: 1 / Pick: 4
Career history
Career highlights and awards
NFL records
  • Consecutive seasons with 10+ sacks: 9
  • Seasons leading league in sacks: 2 (tied)
  • Consecutive seasons leading league in sacks: 2 (tied with Mark Gastineau and T. J. Watt)
Career NFL statistics
Forced fumbles:33
Player stats at · PFR

The two-time NFL Defensive Player of the Year, Super Bowl XXXI champion, 13-time Pro Bowl, and 13-time All-Pro selection holds second place all-time among NFL career sack leaders with 198 (behind Bruce Smith's 200 career sacks). He was selected to the NFL 75th Anniversary All-Time Team, NFL 100th Anniversary All-Time Team, NFL 1990s All-Decade Team, and the NFL 1980s All-Decade Team. During his professional career, he was also known for his Christian ministry as an ordained evangelical minister, leading to his nickname, "the Minister of Defense".[1] White is a member of the College Football Hall of Fame and the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

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