Former NFL player and sports journalist dies at 48

NEW ORLEANS, LA – OCTOBER 31: A Tampa Bay Buccaneer helmet waits for the next series during the football game between the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and the New Orleans Saints at Caesar’s Superdome on October 31, 2021 in New Orleans, LA. (Photo by Ken Murray/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)

Former NFL player and sportscaster Stephen White has died aged 48.

White’s former Tampa Bay teammate Tyoka Johnson shared the devastating news with a message on Twitter.

“#RIP to my road game housemate @sgw94. My condolences go out to his wife, kids, family and friends. The memories, the fun, the conversations will never be forgotten,” he wrote.

White played for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers from 1996 to 2001 after being selected with a sixth-round pick in the 1996 NFL Draft. He played his last professional season with the New York Jets before retiring in 2002. The defensive end finished his NFL career with 119 tackles and 11.5 sacks.

A native of Memphis, he played his collegiate prom with the Tennessee Volunteers.

White covered the NFL as a sportswriter for SB Nation, joining the publication in 2013.

Our thoughts are with everyone close to White during this difficult time.

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