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Remembering Reggie White

Former Tennessee football legend and NFL Hall of Famer Reggie White would have turned 50 today. Born on December 19, 1961, he passed away on December 26, 2004.


Sports Illustrated posted a gallery of rare photos earlier today. CLICK HERE to view them.

In his four years with the Vols, White collected a school-record 32 sacks in establishing himself as the most prolific pass rusher in Tennessee history. In 42 career games, he also had totals of 293 tackles (201 unassisted), 19 tackles for loss, three forced fumbles, four fumble recoveries and seven pass break-ups.

The 1983 captain drew little publicity, until the sixth game of his senior year. By then, his domination was evident. He collected 100 tackles on the season, 72 of them unassisted, and set the school record with 15 sacks for the year. White's senior campaign earned him All-SEC, SEC Player of the Year and consensus All-America honors. 

White was later inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame in 2002 and posthumously into the NFL Hall of Fame in 2006. In 15 NFL seasons, "The Minister of Defense" collected 198 sacks, second i the all-time NFL record book behind Bruce Smith, and was named All-Pro 13 times, including eight first-team selections.

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