Sunday, December 26, 2004

In Memoriam: Reggie White (1961-2004)

Bill's Comment: A very sad day, for both the National Football League, and humanity itself.

May the "Minister of Defense" rest in peace. You will be missed, as you were taken away from us much too soon. May your star shine eternally.

Former NFL Star Reggie White Dead at 43

White died Sunday morning of a massive heart attack. He was 43.

White, the league's former all-time sack leader, put together a Hall of Fame career as a defensive end for the Philadelphia Eagles and Green Bay Packers from 1985-1998. He also played for the Carolina Panthers in 2000.

A 13-time Pro Bowl selection, White died at his North Carolina home just seven days after his 43rd birthday.

ESPN reported his death Sunday morning on its NFL preview show.
12/26/04 12:12

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Update: 12/27/04: Philadelphia Eagles owner Jeffrey Lurie announced that the number 92, which Reggie White wore for all but one season for the Eagles, will never be worn again, and be retired.

Thank you, Mr. Lurie!

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