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Lorenzo White

Running Back

Lorenzo Maurice White

Inducted 2019

Date of Birth



Hollywood, FL


Michigan State University (1984-1987)


Lorenzo White was one of the greatest running backs in Michigan State history. He rewrote the school and conference record books, remaining as MSU’s all-time leading rusher. During his career he set many school records including 1,082 rushing attempts, 4,887 rushing yards, 43 rushing touchdowns, and 23 100-yard rushing games. His rushing yards placed him second in Big Ten history, and he still ranks in the top 10. He also owns two of the top three single-game rushing performances in school history which includes a career-high 292 yards versus Indiana in 1987. White was the 22nd pick in the first round of the 1988 NFL Draft by the Houston Oilers. He played seven seasons with the Oilers before a final season with the Cleveland Browns in 1995.


Height 5'11"

Weight 222

Career Highlights

  • 1987 All-Conference
  • 1987 Conference MVP
  • 1987 Consensus All-America
  • 1987 Heisman - Fourth
  • 1985 All-Conference
  • 1985 Heisman - Fourth
  • 1985 Led nation in rushing
  • 1985 Unanimous All-America
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