Former Detroit Lions Star Football Player Dies At 56

Former Detroit Lions Star Football Player Dies At 56


Former Detroit Lions defensive back William White died late last week at the age of 56 after battling amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), commonly referred to as Lou Gehrig’s disease, a sickness named after the baseball player who was diagnosed with it.

White played college football at Ohio State University before being selected in the fourth round of the 1988 NFL draft by Detroit, where he played six seasons. White later went on to play three seasons with Kansas City Chiefs and two seasons with the Atlanta Falcons.

“We share in the sadness felt today throughout the NFL community following the news of William White’s passing,” the team tweeted. “Drafted by the Lions in the 4th round of the 1988 Draft out of Ohio State, White played 6

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