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Wilford Parley "Whizzer" White
Birth: Sep. 26, 1928
Mesa
Maricopa County
Arizona, USA
Death: Aug. 1, 2013
Mesa
Maricopa County
Arizona, USA

Professional Football Player. Born Wilford Parley White, he attended Mesa High School in Arizona and played collegiate football at Arizona State University. During his years with the Sun Devils, he achieved legendary status as he led the nation in both rushing yardage and total yardage in 1950 and earned the distinction as being the first player from Arizona State to accomplish this feat. Additionally, he gained attention in basketball and field and track. Selected by the Chicago Bears during the 3rd round of the 1951 NFL Draft, White at the halfback position complimented a backfield which included John Dottley and Fred Morrison in addition to serving effectively as a punt return specialist under coach George Halas. He retired following the 1952 season as a professional after suffering a knee injury. White was named to the Arizona State University Athletic Hall of Fame in 1975 and has been honored by the school, when his uniform number 33 was retired. His Son Danny White followed his father's path of athletic excellence as he had a highly-accomplished collegiate career at Arizona State and enjoyed a Super Bowl season with the Dallas Cowboys in 1977. (bio by: C.S.) 
 
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 Parents:
  Isham E. White (1891 - 1968)
  Annie Belle Garner White (1902 - 1991)
 
 Sibling:
  Lucille Lilly White Sturdivant (1912 - 1995)**
  Wilford Parley White (1928 - 2013)
 
*Calculated relationship
**Half-sibling
 
Burial:
City of Mesa Cemetery
Mesa
Maricopa County
Arizona, USA
 
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Originally Created by: Diane Finlinson Miller
Record added: Aug 05, 2013
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Wilford Parley Whizzer White
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- Diane Finlinson Miller
 Added: Sep. 27, 2015
Love and miss you dad.
- Teresa
 Added: Jul. 15, 2015

- R I P
 Added: Jun. 3, 2015
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