Harold White (American football)

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Harold White
Syracuse Orangemen
Position Guard
Career history
College Syracuse (1913–1916)
High school DeWitt Clinton
Personal information
Place of birth New York, New York
Height 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m)
Weight 273 lb (124 kg)
Career highlights and awards
  • All-American (1915)

Harold M. "Babe" White was an All-American football player for Syracuse University. He played at the guard position for Syracuse from 1913-1916. A native of New York, White attended DeWitt Clinton High School.[1] At 6 feet, 6 inches in height and 273 pounds, White was the largest American football player of his time.[2][3][4] He was selected as a first-team All-American in 1915. He was also selected as the captain of the 1916 Syracuse football team.[3]


  1. ^ "Syracuse Guards Are Heaviest on Gridiron This Year". The Miami Herald. 1915-10-17. 
  2. ^ "'Babe' White Chosen Leader For 1916 Team: Giant Guard Is Named At Banquet Given By Donadl Dey". The Syracuse Herald. 1915-12-14.  ("White is the biggest man playing football today, weighing 273 pouns.")
  3. ^ a b "Syracuse Elects White Captain". Morning Oregonian. 1915-12-15. 
  4. ^ "Giant Guard Honored". The Idaho Daily Statesman. 1915-12-14.