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Packers To Honor White With Helmet Decal


In a fitting tribute to the late Reggie White, the Green Bay Packers beginning Sunday will wear a helmet decal featuring the 92 number he wore during his influential six seasons in Green Bay.

The Packers will wear the decal, which features dark block numbers and a clear background, for every remaining game they play this season.

The gesture comes one day after the Packers sent a contingent of nearly 50 current and former members of the organization to White's funeral in Charlotte, N.C. White, one of the most respected NFL players ever, passed away Sunday. He was 43.

White is believed to be only the second player honored with a Packers helmet decal. The team wore a No. 3 decal after Hall of Famer Tony Canadeo passed away in 2003.

In addition, the team is finalizing plans to further honor White at its Wild Card playoff game Jan. 8 or 9 at Lambeau Field. The Packers also plan to retire White's 92, an honor previously given to only four players in the franchise's rich, 86-year history, at a ceremony next season.

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