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 65)
Place of birth: Dover, Ohio, USA
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
Stats at
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Stanley Ray White (born October 24, 1949 in Dover, Ohio) is a former American football linebacker.

Early life[edit]

Growing up in Kent, Ohio, he attended Theodore Roosevelt High School, graduating in 1968. He was the only player in Ohio to play in the state all-star games for football, basketball, and baseball. Was All State twice in football,1st team as a Sr.,All State in Basketball as a Sr and averaged 25 points a game, All State catcher as a SR hitting .467(pitched championship game and won 1-0 with 17 Ks).

Football career[edit]


He 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 records for most extra 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 2nd All Time for linebackers with 34 career interceptions. He is 3rd All Time in turnovers for linebackers with 49 (behind Jack Ham and Ray Lewis)

US Football League[edit]

Following his departure from the Lions, White then played in the United States Football League for the Chicago Blitz and the Arizona Wranglers.


Since 2007 White has worked as a color analyst for the Baltimore Ravens' radio broadcasts, teaming with Gerry Sandusky and Qadry Ismail. He also contributes to other programming on Baltimore station WBAL-AM.


  1. ^ "Kent City Schools Hall of Fame Archives". Kent City Schools. Retrieved 2008-05-12. [dead link]

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