Sunday, December 26, 2004

Reggie White, R.I.P.

Reggie White, the legendary defensive lineman who helped bring a Super Bowl championship to Green Bay, died unexpectedly Saturday at age 43, due to complications from sleep apnea.

White had 198 quarterback sacks in a 15 year NFL career. Named to the Pro Bowl 13 consecutive seasons (record) perhaps most impressive was that he was the NFL's defensive player in 1986 and 12 years later in 1998 when he was 37.

White was also an ordained minister and worked extensively with youth in the inner city. He was often called a 'gentle giant' even by the quarterbacks he sacked. He was well loved and set his faith above everything else.

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