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May 14, 2013

Reggie White honored at Chattanooga high school

The late Reggie White was honored Monday night at his high school in Chattanooga as part of Allstate's "Hometown Hall of Famers" program.

White's father, Charles, presented White's widow, Sara, with a plaque last night at Howard School of Academics and Technology, where Reggie White graduated in 1980.

White played for the Panthers in 2000 in his final season. The 13-time Pro Bowler played in Philadelphia and Green Bay for 14 of his 15 NFL seasons before coming to Carolina. The Hall of Fame defensive end died on Dec. 26, 2004 at the age of 43.

“If Reggie was here he would tell you to make good choices in the classroom and in your every day lives,” said Sara White, according to an article on Chattanoogan.com.

“He would tell you to be disciplined in all aspects of your life, pursue your goals with passion and hang around people who will pull you up, not down.”

More than 600 Howard students, friends and family were in attendance Monday night to honor the two-time NFL Defensive Player of the Year. White starred at Howard before going to the University of Tennessee.

White came out of retirement after one year and joined the Panthers in 2000. He started all 16 games for Carolina and tallied 5.5 sacks and one forced fumble.

--Jonathan Jones

Posted by Observer Sports on May 14, 2013 at 02:32 PM | Permalink

Comments

R.I.P. Reggie White. Truly a man of God! Well deserved. I was so glad he was able to put on a Carolina Panthers uniform for a season, his last season(2000). I really think and get the feeling Starlite Lotulelei will be that effective player and might have some Reggie in him. We will see! God Bless the White Family! GO TEAM! GO PANTHERS!!!

Posted by: BofA Fan | May 14, 2013 6:14:32 PM

I have a man crush Cam Newton! He is the greatest QB ever. Better than Armani, Tebow, and Chris Leak! I love you CAM!!

ASU 2003
MP

Posted by: MP - ASU 2003 | May 14, 2013 7:46:36 PM

make me want to eat some chunky soup for lunch.

Posted by: big gulps | May 15, 2013 10:45:02 AM

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