Reginald Howard White was born on December 19, 1961 in Chattanooga, Tennessee. He was born to unmarried parents, Charles White and Thelma Dodd Collier. He was raised by his mother until age eight when he was placed with his grandmother, Mildred Dodd.At Howard High School, Reggie lettered in football, basketball and track. Following high school, he attended the University of Tennessee where he is still the all-time leader for sacks in a career and holds the single game and single season records for most sacks.He began his professional career with the Memphis Showboats of the USFL in 1984. After the USFL folded in 1985, he went on to play for the Philadelphia Eagles where he would play for eight years, establishing himself as one of the premier pass rushers in the NFL.In 1993, he signed with the Green Bay Packers and three years later won his first and only Super Bowl. He retired from the NFL at the end of the 1998 season only to comeback in 2000 for one more season with the Carolina Panthers.He died on December 26, 2004 at his home in Cornelius, North Carolina. He is survived by his wife of almost twenty years, Sara White, and two children.On February 4, 2006, he was posthumously elected into the Pro Football Hall of Fame.