Walter White (American football)

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Walter White
No. 88
Position: Tight end
Personal information
Born:(1951-07-19)July 19, 1951
Charlottesville, Virginia
Died:April 10, 2019(2019-04-10) (aged 67)
Kansas City, Missouri
Height:6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Weight:216 lb (98 kg)
Career information
College: Maryland
NFL Draft: 1975  / Round: 3 / Pick: 78
Career history
Career NFL statistics
Receptions:163
Receiving yards:2,396
Touchdowns:16
Player stats at NFL.com

Walter White (July 19, 1951 – April 10, 2019) was a professional American football tight end. White played college football at the University of Maryland, College Park. White was drafted by the Pittsburgh Steelers in 1975, but was traded to the Kansas City Chiefs that offseason. In 1976 he ranked 7th in the NFL in receiving touchdowns with seven (7), and ninth in the NFL in overall receiving yardage with 808 yards, and in 1977 he was among the league leaders in pass receptions, 9th overall with 48. [1]

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American football Team field sport

American football, referred to as football in the United States and Canada and also known as gridiron, is a team sport played by two teams of eleven players on a rectangular field with goalposts at each end. The offense, which is the team controlling the oval-shaped football, attempts to advance down the field by running with or passing the ball, while the defense, which is the team without control of the ball, aims to stop the offense's advance and aims to take control of the ball for themselves. The offense must advance at least ten yards in four downs, or plays, and otherwise they turn over the football to the defense; if the offense succeeds in advancing ten yards or more, they are given a new set of four downs. Points are primarily scored by advancing the ball into the opposing team's end zone for a touchdown or kicking the ball through the opponent's goalposts for a field goal. The team with the most points at the end of a game wins.

Tight end position in American football

The tight end (TE) is a position in American football, arena football, and formerly Canadian football, on the offense. The tight end is often seen as a hybrid position with the characteristics and roles of both an offensive lineman and a wide receiver. Like offensive linemen, they are usually lined up on the offensive line and are large enough to be effective blockers. On the other hand, unlike offensive linemen, they are eligible receivers adept enough to warrant a defense's attention when running pass patterns.

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