Reginald Howard White - December 19, 1961
December 26, 2004
Played: 1984-85 (USFL) 1985-1998, 2000 (NFL)
Played: Defensive End
White was a two-time NFL defensive player of the year who terrorized
pro quarterbacks throughout a career that started in 1984 with
the Memphis Showboats of the USFL and continued with the Philadelphia
Eagles, Green Bay Packers, and Carolina Panthers in the NFL. White
was selected to a record 13-consecutive Pro Bowls, and held the
league's all-time sack record (198) when he retired in 2001.
one of the best, if not the best, defensive ends to ever play
the game. His 21 sacks in 1987 fell just one short of the single-season
record, held by Mark Gastineau at the time. But the amazing thing
is, he did it in 12 games during a strike-shortened season.
toward management caused his departure from Philadelphia, and
his arrival in Green Bay as a free agent in 1993 was a catalyst
for a return to glory for a once-proud franchise that had fallen
on hard times.
For: Memphis Showboats (USFL) 1983-84, Philadelphia Eagles
1985-92, Green Bay Packers 1993-98
into the Pro Football Hall of Fame: Not eligible until
Minister of Defense
In 1985, Reggie White played in a combined 31 professional football
games (18 with Memphis and 13 with Philadelphia).
• Named an All-American as a senior at the University of
• Named to 13 consecutive Pro Bowls (1986-98)
• Named Defensive Player of the Year (1987, 1998)
• Retired as the NFL's all-time leader in sacks. (198)
• Produced double-digit sacks in 12-of-15 seasons.