That was Reggie White. Good gosh, where to begin and where to end?
When he signed as a free agent with Green Bay back in 1993, he did so because he was compelled to do so. He said God told him to do it.
Whatever or whomever convinced him that the smallest market in the league was the place for him, it was a wise decision. Very wise.
When Reggie arrived, the Packers took that next step toward the championship the team won in 1996.
One of the reasons he selected Green Bay was because of a guy by the name of Brett Favre. It was the play of the gunslinging quarterback that caught White’s eye. He knew this franchise was headed in the right direction and Favre was the guy to help lead them.
In six years with Green Bay, he played in 95 games, starting 92 of them. He missed only one game in those six years, that being in 1995.
Of his 198 career sacks, 68.5 of them came in Green Bay. He was also credited with 239 tackles and 62 assists. He forced 14 fumbles and had eight fumble recoveries. Reggie also had an interception that he returned 46 yards.
The sight of Reggie making his way around the Superdome with the Lombardi Trophy will be burned into my mind forever. It was a great moment and we were glad we could share it with Reggie.
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