Former Ohio State star, NFL player dies at 56
On Thursday evening, the footballing world received bad news when a beloved former player passed away.
William White, who played for the Ohio State Buckeyes, died this week, according to a statement from the Detroit Lions. He was 56 years old.
White and former Ohio State star Chris Spielman continued their NFL friendship with Buckeye when they were in the same 1988 Lions draft class.
Spielman, a current Lions executive, remembered his longtime friend.
“I loved William,” he said. “We shared experiences of joy and sorrow on and off the pitch. He was and always will be my brother. I am eternally grateful for the special moment last year when he was able to be by my side during the Pride of Lions ceremony at Ford Field. Can’t wait to see him when he’s released from ALS. May the peace of God rest upon his family.”
Our thoughts are with the White family.