John White (tight end)

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John White
No. 86, 73
Position: Tight end
Personal information
Born: (1935-10-09) October 9, 1935 (age 85)
Tampa, Florida
Height:6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)
Weight:230 lb (104 kg)
Career information
College: Texas Southern
Career history
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Player stats at NFL.com  ·  PFR

John L. White (born October 9, 1935) is a former American football tight end who played three seasons in the American Football League with the Houston Oilers and Oakland Raiders. He played college football at Texas Southern University. [1] He was also a member of the Edmonton Eskimos of the Canadian Football League.

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Professional career

White played in eighteen games for the Houston Oilers from 1960 to 1961. [1] He played in seven games for the Oakland Raiders during the 1962 season. [1]

White played in two games as an offensive end for the Edmonton Eskimos in 1963. In his final playing season, the team went 2–14. [2]

Personal life

After his retirement from football, White served as a community activist in Houston’s African-American Third Ward, founding Project PULL (Professionals United Leadership League) in a warehouse on McGowen street with his teammate Ernie Ladd. The PULL program provided opportunities to kids up to seventeen years of age, including sports, crafts, field trips, snacks, rap sessions and tutoring. [3]

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References

  1. 1 2 3 "JOHN WHITE". profootballarchives.com. Retrieved October 10, 2015.
  2. "1963 Edmonton Eskimos". profootballarchives.com. Retrieved October 10, 2015.
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