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 Wilford Parley “Whizzer” White

Wilford Parley “Whizzer” White

Birth
Mesa, Maricopa County, Arizona, USA
Death 1 Aug 2013 (aged 84)
Mesa, Maricopa County, Arizona, USA
Burial Mesa, Maricopa County, Arizona, USA
Memorial ID 114951617 · View Source
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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.

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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Originally Created by: Diane Finlinson Miller
  • Added: 5 Aug 2013
  • Find A Grave Memorial 114951617
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Wilford Parley “Whizzer” White (26 Sep 1928–1 Aug 2013), Find A Grave Memorial no. 114951617, citing City of Mesa Cemetery, Mesa, Maricopa County, Arizona, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .