Stan White (linebacker)

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Stan White
No. 53,52
Position: Linebacker
Personal information
Date of birth: (1949-10-24) October 24, 1949 (age 67)
Place of birth: Dover, Ohio
Career information
College: Ohio State
NFL Draft: 1972 / Round: 17 / Pick: 438
Career history
Career highlights and awards
  • UPI: 2nd team all-conference (1977)
Career NFL statistics
Interceptions: 34
Interception touchdowns: 2
Interception yards: 428
Player stats at
Player stats at PFR

Stanley Ray White (born October 24, 1949) is a former American football linebacker.

Early life[edit]

White was born in Dover, Ohio and grew up in Kent, Ohio. White attended Theodore Roosevelt High School, he was the only player in the history of Ohio High School sports to play in the state all-star games for football, basketball, and baseball. He was 1st team All State twice in football, All State in Basketball as a senior averaging 25 points a game, and All State in baseball playing catcher as a senior hitting 0.467 (He pitched a championship game and won 1-0 with 17 strikeouts). He graduated in 1968.

Football career[edit]


White played college football at Ohio State University, where he was an All-Big Ten and All-American selection.[1] He also played baseball and basketball at OSU. When he left OSU he held the OSU records for career tackles, tackles in a season (1970), and tackles in a game (Michigan State 1970). He also briefly held the record for most extra points kicked in a season(1969).


Drafted in 1972 and retiring in 1982, White played for the Baltimore Colts and the Detroit Lions.

White scored two touchdowns, both from interception returns and both for the Colts; the first was in 1973 against the Houston Oilers from a Dan Pastorini interception, the second coming against the New York Giants from a Craig Morton interception in 1975. Was a Football News 1st Team All NFL linebacker in 1975 and a New York Daily News 1st team ALL NFL Linebacker in 1977. Still holds single season NFL record for linebackers of 8 interceptions (1975)and is second all-time for linebackers with 34 career interceptions. He is third all-time in turnovers for linebackers with 49, behind Jack Ham and Ray Lewis. He was selected as a linebacker on the Baltimore Colts All-Time Team.


Following his departure from the Lions, White then played in the United States Football League (USFL) for the Chicago Blitz and the Arizona Wranglers. He was All USFL and selected to the Madden All-Time USFL Team.


Since 2006 White has worked as a color analyst for the Baltimore Ravens' radio broadcasts, teaming with Gerry Sandusky, who does the play-by-play, and former Ravens player, Qadry Ismail. He also contributes to other programming on Baltimore station WBAL-AM. He previously worked for ESPN, NBC Radio NFL games, and Home Team Sports. White is also a Lawyer, graduating from the University of Baltimore School of Law in 1978-Magna Cum Laude. He went at night during the season and full-time in the off season,completing his degree in four years. His first job was with Ron Shapiro, noted sports lawyer. His classmates included sports agents Tom Condon and Tony Agnone.


  1. ^ "Kent City Schools Hall of Fame Archives". Kent City Schools. Archived from the original on October 16, 2007. Retrieved 2008-05-12. 

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