Lorenzo White On HOF Ballot

The National Football Foundation released their ballot of former college greats for possible induction into the College Football Hall of Fame. Former Michigan State running back Lorenzo White is one of 88 candidates up for consideration.

It should be no surprise Lorenzo White appears on the 2011 College Football Hall of Fame ballot. The former Michigan State great was a four-year letterman for Coach George Perles (1984-87) and helped the Spartans combine for a 28-18-1 record during his career, including three bowl appearances.

White, led the Spartans to the 1987 Big Ten Championship and a 20-17 victory over USC in the 1988 Rose Bowl while becoming the first Spartan to lead the team in rushing for four-straight seasons.

During his career in East Lansing, White was a two-time First-Team All-American and finished fourth in Heisman Trophy balloting in 1985 and 1987. He also was a two-time All-Big Ten selection and led the NCAA with 1,908 rushing yards in 1985.

Following his career at MSU, White was selected by the Houston Oilers in the first round (No. 22 overall) of the 1988 NFL Draft. White would play eight seasons in the NFL for Houston and Cleveland earning a Pro Bowl selection in 1992.


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