Former Lion Byron "Whizzer" White dies


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Former Detroit Lions running back Byron "Whizzer" White, whose brief hiatus with the ball club included a league rushing title, died on Monday. He was 84.

President Kennedy, a long-time colleague of White, once said the Yale and University of Colorado graduate "excelled in everything he had attempted." It was perhaps the best definition of a man that served 31 years on the Supreme court, conquered his NFL occupation, and blazed several trails during his political career.

White retired from the Supreme court in 1993, but not before making a profound impact in several political arenas, including rape convictions, abortion laws, and consitutional adjustments.

In just one season with Detroit, White tallied 754 yards on 235 carries, including seven touchdowns.

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