Former Lions security William White dies at 56 after battle with ALS

White, a security, was drafted within the fourth spherical of the 1988 NFL Draft out of Ohio State by the Lions. Spielman, a center linebacker, was taken in the identical draft by Detroit after the 2 performed along with the Buckeyes.

By his second season, White had joined Spielman within the Detroit defensive beginning lineup.

White performed six years in Detroit, beginning 79 of 95 video games he performed with the franchise and producing 450 tackles with 13 interceptions alongside the way in which.

For his profession, White performed in 170 video games (132 begins) with 20 interceptions and 721 tackles.

In 1994, White joined the Chiefs for the following three seasons earlier than ending out his profession with a pair of campaigns with the Falcons in 1997 and 1998 by which he began all 32 video games.

For his profession, White noticed the postseason 5 instances, together with his final as he performed an essential half within the Falcons’ rise to an NFC championship previous to falling in opposition to the Denver Broncos in Tremendous Bowl XXXIII. White tallied a team-high 9 tackles within the Tremendous Bowl, which might stand as the ultimate recreation of his profession.