Willie Whitehead

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Willie Whitehead
Date of birth (1973-01-26) January 26, 1973 (age 44)
Place of birth United States Tuskegee, Alabama
Career information
Position(s) Defensive end
Height 6 ft 3 in (191 cm)
Weight 300 lb (140 kg)
College Auburn
Career history
As player
1995 San Francisco 49ers
1996 Baltimore Stallions (CFL)
1997 Montreal Alouettes (CFL)
1998 Hamilton Tiger-Cats (CFL)
1999–2006 New Orleans Saints
Career stats

William Whitehead, Jr. (born January 26, 1973 in Tuskegee, Alabama) is a professional American and Canadian football defensive end, most recently for the New Orleans Saints of the National Football League. He walked-on to play college football with Auburn before winning a scholarship. He graduated with a Communications degree in 1994, garnering 65 tackles and five sacks his senior season.

Pro career[edit]

Whitehead began his pro career signing as an undrafted free agent with the San Francisco 49ers for the 1995 season. After being cut by the 49ers, he split time between the CFL's Baltimore Stallions active roster and the 49ers practice squad. The following season, he played with the CFL's Montreal Alouettes and then in 1997 he led the Hamilton Tiger-Cats in sacks and added 44 tackles. After his strong showing in the CFL, Whitehead spent the 1998 training camp with the Detroit Lions before having a brief stint with the Frankfurt Galaxy of NFL Europe. In 1999, Whitehead found his place on a permanent NFL roster, earning a starting position with the New Orleans Saints, with whom he has remained for the last eight seasons of his NFL career. He has the second most sacks among current Saints players with 24.5 sacks (the other defensive end Charles Grant leads with 33). On June 15, 2007 the Saints released him.

Personal[edit]

Whitehead and his father, Willie Whitehead, Sr. are both members of Phi Beta Sigma fraternity.

Whitehead along with Ira Newbie appeared together on an episode of The Real Housewives of Atlanta where they were dates at an auction.[1]

His nephew is player Tahir Whitehead. He attended Temple University, where he was a defensive end from 2008-2011. And currently plays for the Detroit Lions

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