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Encyclopedia > Charles White (American football)
Charles White
Date of birth January 22, 1958
Place of birth Flag of United States Los Angeles, California
Position(s) Running Back
College USC
NFL Draft 1980 / Round 1/ Pick 27
Career Highlights
Pro Bowls 1
Awards 1987 NFL Comeback Player of Year
1987 Rams MVP
1979 Heisman Trophy
1979 Maxwell Award
1979 Walter Camp Award
Stats
Statistics
  • Pro Football Reference
  • DatabaseFootball
Team(s)
1980–1984
1985–1988
Cleveland Browns
Los Angeles Rams
College Hall of Fame

Charles White (born January 22, 1958) is a former professional American football athlete. He had a distinguished college career and later played in the NFL for the Cleveland Browns and the Los Angeles Rams. January 22 is the 22nd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1958 (MCMLVIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_United_States. ... Nickname: City of Angels Location within Los Angeles County in the state of California Coordinates: State California County Los Angeles County  - Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa Area    - City 1290. ... In American football, each team has 11 players on the field at one time. ... High school running back A running back, halfback, tailback or wingback is the position of a player on an American and Canadian football team who lines up in the offensive backfield. ... This is a list of athletic conferences of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) and National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA). ... The University of Southern California (commonly referred to as USC, SC, Southern California, and incorrectly as Southern Cal[1]) is located in the University Park neighborhood in Los Angeles, California, USA. USC is one of the worlds leading private research universities, and was founded in 1880, making it California... The NFL Draft (officially the NFL Annual Player Selection Meeting) is an annual sports draft in which National Football League (NFL) teams take turns selecting amateur college American football players and other first-time eligible players. ... The 1980 NFL Draft Round one Round two External link Hickok Sports: 1980 NFL Draft Categories: | ... The Pro Bowl is the National Football Leagues all-star game. ... The NFL Comeback Player of the Year Award has been given out after every season since 1972, except for 1985 when no winner was selected. ... John Cappellettis 1973 Heisman Trophy is part of an exhibit at the Penn State All-Sports Museum located at Beaver Stadium, on the campus of the Pennsylvania State University. ... The Maxwell Award is presented annually to the collegiate American football player adjudged by a panel of sportscasters, sportswriters, and National Collegiate Athletic Association head coaches and the membership of the Maxwell Football Club to be the best in the United States. ... The Walter Camp Award, named in honor of the father of football, is given annually to the College football Player of the Year, as selected by Division 1A coaches and Sports Information directors. ... For historical information about the Cleveland Blowns (including all-time records, Hall of Famers, notable players and coaching history, see Cleveland Browns Archives Browns redirects here. ... City St. ... January 22 is the 22nd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1958 (MCMLVIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... United States simply as football, is a competitive team sport that is both fast-paced and strategic. ... For historical information about the Cleveland Blowns (including all-time records, Hall of Famers, notable players and coaching history, see Cleveland Browns Archives Browns redirects here. ... City St. ...

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College career

White was born in Los Angeles and went to San Fernando High School. Later, he won the Heisman Trophy as best college football player in America, playing tailback for the University of Southern California Trojans. A major highlight of USC's distinguished Tailback U Era, White set 22 records in the NCAA, Pac 10 Conference and USC. Some credit goes to his talented offensive line which included Anthony Munoz, Pat Howell, Brad Budde, Keith Van Horne and Roy Foster. White was inducted in the College Football Hall of Fame in 1996. Flag Seal Nickname: City of Angels Location Location within Los Angeles County in the state of California Coordinates , Government State County California Los Angeles County Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa (D) Geographical characteristics Area     City 1,290. ... San Fernando High School, located in San Fernando, California, is a secondary school that is a part of the Los Angeles Unified School District. ... John Cappellettis 1973 Heisman Trophy is part of an exhibit at the Penn State All-Sports Museum located at Beaver Stadium, on the campus of the Pennsylvania State University. ... Tailback is an offensive backfield position in the sport of American football. ... The University of Southern California (commonly referred to as USC, SC, Southern California, and incorrectly as Southern Cal[1]) is located in the University Park neighborhood in Los Angeles, California, USA. USC is one of the worlds leading private research universities, and was founded in 1880, making it California... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged into USC Trojans Football. ... The National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA, often pronounced N-C-Double-A ) is a voluntary association of about 1200 institutions, conferences, organizations and individuals that organizes the athletic programs of many colleges and universities in the United States. ... The Pacific Ten Conference (Pac-10) is a college athletic conference which operates in the western United States. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged with American football. ... Michael Anthony Mu oz (born August 19, 1958 in Ontario, California) is a Hispanic American football player who played for the Cincinnati Bengals of the NFL from 1980 to 1992. ... Pat Howell (born March 12, 1957 in Fresno, CA) is a retired american football offensive lineman. ... Brad Budde (born May 9, 1958 in Detroit) was a National Football League offensive guard. ... For the similarly named basketball player, Keith Van Horn redirects here. ... Roy Foster (Born: 1960) played offensive Line for the University of Southern California. ...


National Football League career

White went on to play in the National Football League for the Cleveland Browns (1980–1984) and Los Angeles Rams (1985–1988). In 1987, he was a Pro Bowl selection after rushing for a league-leading 1,387 yards and 11 touchdowns, earning him the NFL Comeback Player of the Year Award. For other uses of National Football League, see National Football League (disambiguation). ... For historical information about the Cleveland Blowns (including all-time records, Hall of Famers, notable players and coaching history, see Cleveland Browns Archives Browns redirects here. ... City St. ... The Pro Bowl is the National Football Leagues all-star game. ... A touchdown is the primary method of scoring in American and Canadian football, in which the ball carrier causes the football to break the plane of the end zone, or an eligible receiver catches a forward pass in the end zone, thus earning 6 points for his team (in both... The NFL Comeback Player of the Year Award has been given out after every season since 1972, except for 1985 when no winner was selected. ...


White finished his NFL career with 3,075 rushing yards and 23 touchdowns, along with 114 receptions, 860 yards and 1 touchdown.


American Gladiators

In its third and fourth seasons, American Gladiators held special "Pro Football Challenge of Champions" shows. White participated in both and won both, both times coming from behind in the "Eliminator" thanks to slip-ups by his opponents. American Gladiators was a TV show that ran between 1989 and 1996. ...


External links

  • Charles White Profile at USC Legends
  • Charles White Profile at Rosebowl Legends
Preceded by
Billy Sims
Heisman Trophy Winner
1979
Succeeded by
George Rogers
Preceded by
Joe Montana
Tommy Kramer
NFL Comeback Player of the Year Award
1987
Succeeded by
Greg Bell

 
 

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