Reggie "Minister of Defense" White
- Position: Defensive Tackle
- School: Tennessee
- High School: Chattanooga, TN (Howard HS)
- Years: 1980-1983
- Inducted: 2002
- Place of Birth: Chattanooga, TN
- Date of Birth: Dec 19, 1961
- Place of Death: Cornelius, NC
- Date of Death: Dec 26, 2004
- Jersey Number: 92
- Height: 6-5
- Weight: 290
Member BiographyAs 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.
Aside from his ministerial duties, White is active in
many charitable causes.