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Randy White Speaks Today
I was just watching ESPN News and who comes on the screen? The Manster, Randy White. Old number 54 was on as a native from Delaware, part of ESPN's 50 states thing.
Here is what Randy had to say:
His first team in pee wee football was the Stanton Clippers in Newport, Delaware. He played on a team when he was 11-years old that went undefeated and un-scored upon. He played RB and LB until he became too big and moved to the line.
Got his motivation as a football player from his dad who believed if you start something you have to finish it, never do anything half way. So he always worked hard on the football field.
Coach Landry was a "what you see is what you get" kind of guy. You always knew where you stood with him. He would point out your mistakes but always tell you how to fix them. Gave a quick shout-out to Ernie Stautner (asst. coach 1966-1988).
When asked about the hardest guy to tackle he said he played against a lot of great RB's. Named Earl Campbell, Eric Dickerson and said Tony Dorset was great but of course he never had to tackle him in a game. But the toughest to play against was Walter Payton. Told about how one time he tackled Walter and twisted his leg a little after the play and Walter kicked him. Then Walter said "I didn't think you were that kind of player." Randy replied "If I wanted you still down on the ground, then you would be on the ground." A couple of plays later he saw a blur out of the corner of his eye and Walter flew in and laid a block on him by putting his helmet right into Randy's thigh. Said he had a charlie horse for a week, and thought about Walter every time he took a step.
Still lives in Dallas and was asked about the current Cowboys. Said he sees good progress, likes a lot of the young players they have, especially on defense. Through trades and free-agency brought in solid veterans. Thinks BP is a great coach and recognizes good talent. This season depends on how well Bledsoe plays and how well the young guys on defense step up.
Some stats on Randy White:
Drafted in the 1975, 1st round (2nd overall)
9 Pro Bowls in a 14 year career
Super Bowl XII Co-MVP
1978 Defensive Player of the Year
Inducted into the Hall Of Fame in 1994
And finally, the most amazing stat of all, missed only 1 game in his Dallas Cowboys career