Reggie White Gets Nod For Hall of Fame

It was an honor that didn't come as any great surprise. Former Eagle and possibly the best defensive lineman to ever play the game, Reggie White, was voted into the Hall of Fame.

In the largest class of inductees allowed by the selection committee, Reggie White stands out. Noted by many to be the best defensive lineman to have ever played the game, White was voted into the Hall of Fame on Saturday. Joining him in his class are quarterbacks Troy Aikman and Warren Moon, linebacker Harry Carson, coach John Madden and tackle Rayfield Wright.

Sara White, wife of former Eagle Reggie White, speaks at a press conference announcing the selection of her husband to be a member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame.
The selection committee didn't need much time, consideration or information to accept White. When presented for nomination, White's presenters simply said "Reggie White. Any questions?" There were no questions from the membership.

White, who passed away in December of 2004, played fifteen seasons in the NFL (8 in Philadelphia, 6 in Green Bay and 1 in Carolina). His wife Sara addressed a press conference to introduce the inductees and said that she hasn't decided who will make her husband's acceptance speech at the Hall of Fame ceremonies next August. Former Eagle Keith Jackson told Sara White that Reggie had told him he would have his wife present him for induction if the honor was ever bestowed upon him. Sara White said that she and the couple's two children will make the decision on who to have give the speech after discussing it.

Eagles coach Andy Reid was on the Green Bay coaching staff when White played there and said "In my mind, he will go down as the greatest defensive end in NFL history. He was a great teammate and a fun player to coach."

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