Henry G. White, Jr.

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White turned down football offers from Notre Dame and Penn State to go to Colgate, where he starred 1974-1977. In his senior year, he was MVP of the Blue/Gray All-Star game; an Eastern Collegiate
Athletic Conference All-Star; and UPI and New York Times All-East. He also won the Andy Kerr Trophy as Colgate’s” Most Valuable Offensive Player” and received “All-American” honorable mention honors.
White averaged 10.6 yards per play, a school record, finishing second to Earl Campbell of Texas, 168.5 yards per game to 169, as the best NCAA Division I all-purpose runner. He led the ECAC Division
I in kickoff returns in 1977 with an average of 37.3 yards with one return of 98 yards. Baltimore drafted him but after making the final cut, he withdrew. At Cape Henlopen H.S. he played both
football and track. In football he was first team “All Conference” and “All-State” in 1973 and MVP of the Blue/Gold All-Star team. In track he was on the 1971, 1972 and 1973 state championship team
with a 32-0 record. He was first team “All-conference” and first team “All-state” in 1973. He was the leadoff leg for the 440, 880 and mile relay teams and never failed to give his team a lead.



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