Reggie White by the Numbers
By: Legacy Staff
6 years ago
Reggie White died of cardiac arrhythmia in 2004 at the age of 43. On the day that would have been the NFL star’s 50th birthday, we offer a few numbers that sum up his great career.
1: Reggie White was the 1st player in NFL history to have his number officially retired by multiple teams (Green Bay Packers and Philadelphia Eagles).
2: White was named NFL Defensive Player of the Year twice, in 1987 and 1998.
3: Three times – in 1994, 1996 and 1997 – White was a Second-Team All-Pro selection.
4: Reggie White was elected to the Professional Football Hall of Fame on February 4, 2006 – just a little over a year after his death.
5: White's fame spanned five teams, starting with his college team, the Tennessee Volunteers, and professionally with the Memphis Showboats, Philadelphia Eagles, Green Bay Packers and Carolina Panthers.
6: As a defensive end, White was a big man, standing 6’5” and weighing 300 pounds.
7: NFL.com named Reggie White the #7 NFL player of all time, after Jerry Rice, Jim Brown, Lawrence Taylor, Joe Montana, Walter Payton, and Johnny Unitas.
8: White began his NFL career with eight seasons playing for the Eagles. He went on to six seasons with the Packers and a single year with the Panthers.
9: With nine consecutive seasons in which he made at least ten sacks, White set an NFL record that still stands.
10: White was a First-Team All-Pro selection ten times: in 1986, 1987, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1995, and 1998.
1,886: The number of messages to date in Reggie White's online condolence book.
Written by Linnea Crowther