The Minister of Defense isn’t just one of the best Eagles players ever, but he is arguably the best football player of all time.
White began his pro football career playing for the USFL’s Memphis Showboats. When the USLF collapsed, the Eagles selected White with the No. 4 overall selection in the 1984 Supplemental Draft. White went on to have one of the most prolific careers of any defensive player in NFL history. In eight seasons with the Eagles, he tallied 124 sacks and 18 forced fumbles (not to mention the 74 additional sacks he recorded while playing for the Green Bay Packers and Carolina Panthers).
Prior to his professional days, White set an all-time record at Tennessee with 32 career sacks in four seasons. That record stood until 2016 when Tennessee’s Derek Barnett, a candidate for the Eagles’ first-round pick in the 2017 NFL Draft, recorded 33 sacks in only three seasons.