September 19, 2005 |
To the cheers and chants of "Reggie," the "Minister of Defense" now has his name above the NFL's most famous cathedral. The Green Bay Packers retired the fifth number in club history -- Reggie White's No. 92 -- at halftime of Sunday's game against the Cleveland Browns at Lambeau Field. "He gave himself to Green Bay and Green Bay showed its love to him and his family," said White's widow, Sara.
December 28, 2004 |
NFL great Reggie White may have died because of a respiratory disease combined with other health problems, a preliminary autopsy report said Monday. White most likely had a condition that affected the amount of air his lungs could hold, resulting in "fatal cardiac arrhythmia" -- irregular heartbeat -- said Mike Sullivan, the medical examiner for Mecklenburg County. The report issued by Sullivan's office also said sleep apnea may have been a factor.
December 27, 2004 |
Reggie White was fond of saying God told him to go to Green Bay in 1993 to sack sin and quarterbacks. White was the first big-time free agent to switch teams, shocking many when he left the Philadelphia Eagles and picked the Packers over San Francisco. Not only did "The Minister of Defense" help restore the glory to Green Bay, but he proved to other players, particularly blacks, that Wisconsin wasn't a winter wasteland. And Green Bay embraced him.
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December 27, 2004 |
Reggie White, one of the NFL's fiercest players on the field and one of the most devoted humanitarians off it, died Sunday in Cornelius, N.C., his wife said. He was 43. The cause of death was not immediately known, but a family spokesman said White had suffered from a respiratory ailment for several years that affected his sleep. White died at Presbyterian Hospital, where he was taken after his wife called 911. An autopsy is planned.
November 27, 2000 |
* The line: Green Bay by 1 1/2. * Story line: While this may not be one of the better matchups on "Monday Night Football" this season, seeing Reggie White chase his old buddy Brett Favre is a good reason to watch. Both teams are playing for little more than pride as only the Packers have a slim chance at the postseason. Memories are about all that remain for two teams that played for the 1996 NFC championship. * Key matchups: Panther defensive end Reggie White vs. Packer tackle Mike Tauscher.
July 22, 2000 |
Reggie White, the NFL's career sacks leader, agreed in principle Friday with the Carolina Panthers to come out of retirement and play again this season. "We've got most of it worked out," White said outside of the Panthers' training camp facility at Spartanburg, S.C. "Hopefully it will all be done by Monday." White, 38, met with Panthers all day Friday. He passed a physical in Charlotte, N.C., then traveled the 80 miles to training camp for a workout and meeting with Coach George Seifert.