As a defensive end in the National Football League (NFL), the professional football player who became famous is Reggie White. This American former professional football player played 15 seasons in the NBA from the 1980s to the 1990s. He played his college football at the University of Tennessee. Besides the NFL, he also played in the USFL with the Memphis Showboats. He played for the Philadelphia Eagles, Green Bay Packers, and Carolina Panthers in the National Football League. Let’s find out about this man.
When and where was Reggie White born?
Reginald Howard White was born on December 19, 1961, in Chattanooga, Tennessee. He is the son of his father, Charles White, and his mother, Thelma Dodd Collier. His cousin, Chris Matthews, is a football player. He plays in the NFL.
In his early life, he went to the Howard School of Academics and Technology in Chattanooga, Tennessee. He started his school career with his potential. In his senior year, he set the records with 140 tackles (88 solo) and ten sacks, and he received All-American honors.
Where did Reggie White go to college?
His college life was at the University of Tennessee (UT) in Knoxville, Tennessee. At the time of his study at this college, he played in the Tennessee Volunteers football program. The tenure of his college life was from 1980 to 1983. In his freshman year of college, he had 51 tackles (32 solos) and two sacks, recovered two fumbles and blocked a punt. He received the honor of the “Andy Spiva Award” as Vols’ most improved defensive player. In the next year of the 1981 season, as a sophomore, he gained 95 tackles (61 solos), a team-leading eight sacks, and a team-leading seven tackles-for-loss. This year, he received the honor of the Sophomore All-American. In the 1992 season, he got the honor of the Preseason All-American. As a junior, he gained 47 tackles (36 solos) amid the deterrent of the injury.
Who did Reggie White play for in the NFL?
The Philadelphia Eagles drafted Reggie White in the 1984 supplemental draft, 4th overall in the 1st round. He started his NFL career with four NFL teams. In the first phase of his professional career, he played in the United States Football League (USFL) with the Memphis Showboats. He played with this team from 1984 to 1985, two seasons. In these two seasons, starting 36 games, he racked up 23.5 sacks, one safety, and one forced fumble recovered for a touchdown. The next year, he moved to the NFL. In his rookie year in the NFL, he became the NFC defensive rookie of the year.
|1993||Green Bay Packers||16||13.0||0||0||0|
|1994||Green Bay Packers||16||8.0||0||0||0|
|1995||Green Bay Packers||15||12.0||0||0||0|
|1996||Green Bay Packers||16||8.0||1||46||46||0||46|
|1997||Green Bay Packers||16||11.0||0||0||0|
|1998||Green Bay Packers||16||16.0||0||0||0|
|2000||Green Bay Packers||16||5.5||0||0||0|
Why did Reggie White leave the Eagles?
As a player for the Philadelphia Eagles, he played with fame from 1985 to 1992, eight seasons. Playing with this team, he participated in 121 games and picked up 124 sacks, which made him the Eagles’ all-time sack leader. But the team didn’t sign him for the next season. In his tenure with this team, he set the Eagles’ regular-season record with 21 sacks in a single season. He was the only player to accumulate 20 or more sacks in just 12 games. He is also the holder of the NFL regular-season record during 1987 by averaging the most sacks per game with 1.75. In 1991, he also became the owner of another record for most passes defended in a single season by a defensive lineman with 13.
When did Reggie White sign with the packers?
In 1993, he signed with the Green Bay Packers and was with this team from 1993 to 1998. During his time with this team, he was instrumental in leading the Packers to the Super Bowl XXXI victory. In 1998, he became the NFL Defensive Player of the Year.
When did Reggie White retire?
The last team of his career was the Carolina Panthers, and he played for this team in 2000. He started 16 games with this team, recording five and a half sacks and one forced fumble. He retired from professional football at the end of the 2000 season.
How good was Reggie White in football? (Stats)
The NFL career statistics are: tackles: 1112, sacks: 198.0, interceptions: 3, touchdowns: 2, AV 231, Solo 1048, FF 33
How many games and seasons did Reggie White play?
Reggie White achieved numerous awards and recognitions in his life. In the NFL, he took part in 141 games. In his career, he played a total of 15 seasons from 1984 to 2000.
Achievements of Reggie White
Super Bowl champion (XXXI)
2× NFL Defensive Player of the Year (1987, 1998)
13× Pro Bowl (1986–1998)
8× First-team All-Pro (1986–1991, 1995, 1998)
5× Second-team All-Pro (1992–1994, 1996, 1997)
NFL 1990s All-Decade Team
2× NFL sacks leader (1987, 1988)
NFL 1980s All-Decade Team
NFL 75th Anniversary All-Time Team
Green Bay Packers Hall of Fame
NFL 100th Anniversary All-Time Team
Green Bay Packers No. 92 retired
Philadelphia Eagles No. 92 retired
Philadelphia Eagles Hall of Fame
3× NFC Defensive Player of the Year (1987, 1991, 1995)
Bart Starr Award (1992)
First-team All-USFL (1985)
SEC Player of the Year (1983)
First-team All-SEC (1983)
Tennessee Volunteers No. 92 retired
Unanimous All-American (1983)
Hall of Fame: Inducted as a Player in 2006
How many sacks did Reggie White have?
Most seasons leading the league in sacks: 2 (tied)
Consecutive seasons with 10+ sacks: 9
Most consecutive seasons leading the league in sacks: 2 (tied with Mark Gastineau and T. J. Watt)
Who was Reggie White’s wife?
Reggie White married Sara White in 1985. He is also the father of the two children. His wife, Sara White, is an actress and producer. He is reputed for Reggie’s Prayer (1996), The Parkers v.s. The Universe (2019) and The Game (2006). Until the death of Reggie White, his wife was tied with her.
It was less than a month before his wife, Sara, and he would have celebrated their 31st wedding anniversary. They are Jeremy White and Jecolia White. Jecolia White is an actress and producer, like her mother.
How much did Reggie White weigh?
This famous player stood up to 6 feet 5 inches tall and weighed 300 pounds. He played in the NFL at the defensive end and defensive tackle positions. Wearing the jersey number 91 or 92, he played in the NFL.
When and how did Reggie White die?
This renowned professional is no longer in the world. On December 26, 2004, he took the last inhale of his life in Cornelius, North Carolina, at the age of 43. He was suffering from respiratory disease.
How much is Reggie White’s net worth?
Reggie White’s net worth is $6 million. His yearly earnings are $136,000. His autograph worth is around $1000. Reggie White’s rookie card worth is $55.