Paul White (American football)

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Paul White
Born: (1921-11-13)November 13, 1921
Wadley, Georgia
Died: June 3, 1974(1974-06-03) (aged 52)
Duluth, Georgia
Career information
Position(s) Halfback, Defensive back
College Michigan
NFL draft 1944 / Round: 11 / Pick: 101
Career history
As player
1941–1943, 1946 Michigan Wolverines
1947 Pittsburgh Steelers

Paul Grover White (November 13, 1921 – June 3, 1974) was an American football player and coach. He played college football as a halfback for Fritz Crisler's University of Michigan Wolverines football teams in 1941,[1] 1942,[2] 1943,[3] and 1946[4] — missing the 1944 and 1945 seasons due to military service. He served as the captain of the 1943 Michigan team that compiled a record of 8–1 (6–0 Big Ten) and finished the season ranked No. 3 in the AP Poll.[5] In 1944, he received Michigan's Big Ten Medal of Honor as the who had best demonstrated proficiency in scholarship and athletics.[6] He also played professional football for the Pittsburgh Steelers in 1947. He played in 11 games for the Steelers, gaining 240 all-purpose yards and scoring one touchdown. His longest run in the NFL was good for a 52-yard gain.[7] In 1949, he served as the backfield coach at Hillsdale College. In March 1950, he was hired as the backfield coach at the University of Connecticut.[8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "1941 Football Team". University of Michigan, Bentley Historical Library. Retrieved 2010-01-01. 
  2. ^ "1942 Football Team". University of Michigan, Bentley Historical Library. Retrieved 2010-01-01. 
  3. ^ "1943 Football Team". University of Michigan, Bentley Historical Library. Retrieved 2010-01-01. 
  4. ^ "1946 Football Team". University of Michigan, Bentley Historical Library. Retrieved 2010-01-01. 
  5. ^ "Named Michigan Captain". The Sun (Baltimore). December 2, 1942. 
  6. ^ "Michigan's All-Time Big Ten Medal of Honor Recipients". mgoblue.com. 
  7. ^ "Paul White profile". Pro Football Reference. Retrieved 2010-01-01. 
  8. ^ "White in Connecticut Post". The New York Times.