NFL wide receivers are known for being loud, look-at-me players, but over eight years Roddy White has quietly become one of the top receivers in the league. After getting a taste of playoff success White and his teammates are looking to bring a championship to Atlanta.
White was born in James Island, South Carolina with the name Sharod Lamor White before going by his nickname Roddy. In high school White lettered in football, baseball, soccer, and wrestling. In 2001 White committed to play football for the University of Alabama-Birmingham. In his senior season he helped the Blazers qualify for the first bowl game in school history where they faced Hawaii in the Hawaii bowl and won the game 59-40.
Following his career at UAB, White went on to the NFL where he was selected 27th overall in the draft by the Atlanta Falcons. During his time in Atlanta, White has broken six franchise receiving records but for years he and quarterback Matt Ryan weren’t able to translate that into playoff success. In 2011 the Falcons drafted Julio Jones to take pressure off of White and the two have become one of the best receiving duos in the NFL.
White scored a touchdown and had 76 receiving yards against Seattle this past weekend for his first career playoff win. Now the team will shift their focus on getting the second and third playoff wins required for a Super Bowl win to complete White’s trophy case.
For more photos of Roddy White check out Newscom.
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