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Reggie White
Reggie White
1993 Packers 1998
Home Position Road
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General information
Height 6 ft. 5 in.
Weight 300 lbs.
Born December 19, 1961
Birthplace Flag of the United States Chattanooga, Tennessee
Date of death December 26, 2004 (aged 43)
Career information
College Tennessee Tennessee
NFL Draft 1984 / Round: 1 / Pick: 4 (Supplemental)
Drafted by Eagles Philadelphia Eagles
Career Highlights

Reginald Howard "Reggie" White, nicknamed "The Minister of Defense" (December 19, 1961 – December 26, 2004) was a legendary professional football player who played defensive end for the Green Bay Packers from 1993-1998. One of the most decorated players in National Football League (NFL) history, White left the Philadelphia Eagles and signed with the Packers in 1993, saying he inspired by God to do so. With quarterback Brett Favre and head coach Mike Holmgren, White was influential in leading the Packers to victory at Super Bowl XXXI, setting a single game record with 3 sacks. During his professional career, he became famous not only for his outstanding play, but also for his Christian ministry as an ordained Evangelical minister. This led to his aforementioned nickname, "The Minister of Defense". White had his number 92 jersey retired in 2005, the year after his death making him the fifth Packer to have his number retired. He was enshrined in the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2006, two years after his death.

White was a two-time NFL Defensive Player of the Year, winning the award in his final season with Green Bay in 1998. He was also a 13-time Pro Bowl, 12-time All-Pro selection, and holds 2nd place all-time amongst career sack leaders with 198 (behind Bruce Smith's 200 career sacks) and was selected to the NFL 75th Anniversary All-Time Team, NFL 1990s All-Decade Team and the NFL 1980s All-Decade Team.

He also played his first two professional seasons in the United States Football League for the Memphis Showboats. After the league folded, he was drafted by the Eagles in the 1984 Supplemental Draft. After retiring following the 1998 season, White returned in 2000 with the Carolina Panthers to finish his career.

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