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Reggie White

Defensive Tackle

Reginald Howard White

Inducted 2002

Date of Birth



Chattanooga, TN


University of Tennessee (1980-1983)


As an ordained Baptist Minister, Reggie White was appropriately called " The Minister of Defense." When White played his opponents prayed. One writer called him a "moving nightmare." He was certainly a quarterback's worst dream as he was a consistent presence in the opposition backfield. He became the Volunteer record holder in sacks in a game (4), season (15), and career (32). He also accumulated 201 unassisted tackles, 92 assists and four fumble recoveries while a Vol. In his sophomore season, White was named as the Coach Johnny Major's most improved player. As a senior, he won all-conference, unanimous All-America, and SEC Defensive MVP honors as well as being a finalist for the Lombardi Award. At the conclusion of his career he was named to the all-time Tennessee team and the SEC team of the 1980's. After college White signed with the Memphis Showboats of the USFL where he played for two seasons before joining Philadelphia in the NFL. In a 13 season career with the Eagles and Packers, he was NFL Rookie of the Year, an 11-time Pro Bowl performer, and a member of a Super Bowl winning team.


Height 6'5

Weight 290

Career Highlights

  • 1983 All-Conference
  • 1983 Conference MVP
  • 1983 Unanimous All-America
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