Reggie White

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Football Player
Date of Birth December 19, 1961
Place of Birth Chattanooga, Tennessee
Date of Death Dec 26, 2004 (43)
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Reggie White

Reginald Howard White was an American professional football player who played defensive end in the National Football League 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, 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 players in NFL history. The two-time NFL Defensive Player of the Year, 13-time Pro Bowl, and 13-time All-Pro selection holds second place all-time among career sack leaders with 198 and was selected to the NFL 75th Anniversary All-Time Team, NFL 1990s All-Decade Team, and the NFL 1980s All-Decade Team.

Position: Defensive end
Date of birth: December 19, 1961
Place of birth: Chattanooga, Tennessee
Date of death: December 26, 2004
Place of death: Cornelius, North Carolina
High school: Howard, (Chattanooga, Tennessee)
College: Tennessee
Supplemental draft: 1984 / Round: 1 / Pick: 4
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About Reggie White

Legendary NFL defensive end who was named NFL Defensive Player of the Year in 1987 and 1998. He was selected to 13 Pro Bowl teams and recorded 198 sacks during his career.

Before Fame

He broke single-season, single-game, and career sack records while playing for the University of Tennessee Volunteers.


His on-field dominance was unparalleled, and his jersey, #92, was retired by the Philadelphia Eagles and Green Bay Packers.

Family Life

Had two children, Jeremy and Jecolia, with his wife Sara Copeland.


He was teammates with Brett Favre on the Green Bay Packers from 1993 to 1998.

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