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Reggie White was elected to the Professional Football Hall of Fame on his first ballot on February 4, 2006.
Reginald Howard White, Reggie White, was born in Chattanooga, Tennessee on December 19, 1961. He attended Howard School of Academics and Technology during high school. After high school Reggie White was recruited to play for Tennessee. While playing college football for Tennessee Reggie set school records for most sacks in a career, season and game. Reggie White still holds these records at Tennessee.
After college Reggie White signed with the Memphis Showboats of the USFL. He played for Memphis for two seasons starting in 36 games. While playing for the Memphis Showboats he racked up 23.5 sacks, 192 tackles, and seven forced fumbles.
Reggie White was signed to the Philadelphia Eagles in 1985 because they held his rights. He played with the Eagles for eight seasons. During his career with the Philadelphia Eagles he got 124 sacks becoming the Eagles’ all-time sack leader. He also set the regular season record with 21 sacks in a single season. Reggie White also set an NFL regular season record during 1987 by averaging the most sacks per game with 1.75 sacks per game. Reggie was voted by ESPN Sports nation as the greatest player in Philadelphia Eagles’ franchise history.
In 1993 Reggie White became a free agent and signed with the Green Bay Packers where he played for six seasons. As a Green Bay Packer Reggie got 68.5 sacks to become the Green Bay Packers’ all-time leader. In 1998 White was named the NFL Defensive Player of the Year. After the 1998 season Reggie White retired from professional football. However, in 2000 he came out of retirement and started all 16 games for the Panthers. Reggie White had 6 sacks and one forced fumble while with the team. He retired again at the end of the 2002 season. At the time of his retirement Reggie White was the NFL’s all-time sack leader with 198. Reggie also still holds the NFL record for having nine consecutive seasons with at least ten sacks.
On the morning of December 26, 2004 Reggie White suffered a fatal cardiac arrhythmia. His grave site is at Glenwood Memorial Park in Mooresville, North Carolina. During the 2005 season three teams (Green Bay Packers, the University of Tennessee, Philadelphia Eagles) retired Reggie Whites #92 jersey. Reggie White was elected to the Professional Football Hall of Fame on his first ballot on February 4, 2006.
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