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Reggie White named to 'NFL 100 All-Time Team'

Hall of Fame defensive end had his No. 92 retired by Packers


GREEN BAY – Former Packers defensive end and Hall of Famer Reggie White has been named to the "NFL 100 All-Time Team."

He's the first Packers player to be named to the squad thus far, as NFL Network has been in the process of unveiling the All-Time Team by position groups in celebration of the league's 100th season.

White came to Green Bay in 1993 as the most celebrated signing at the advent of free agency, and he remains one of the greatest free-agent signings in league history.

The ordained "Minister of Defense" played six seasons with the Packers (1993-98) and registered 68½ sacks in that time, including 16 in 1998, when he was named the Associated Press Defensive Player of the Year. He made the Pro Bowl every year in Green Bay, twice was named first-team All-Pro, and set a Super Bowl record with three sacks of New England QB Drew Bledsoe in Super Bowl XXXI.

In his career, which included eight seasons in Philadelphia (1985-92) and one in Carolina (2000) sandwiched around his time in Green Bay, White compiled 198 sacks, an NFL record at the time he retired. He now ranks second to Bruce Smith, who had 200.

White recorded 12 double-digit sack seasons, including nine in a row, also a record. He was elected to 13 consecutive Pro Bowls in all, was named first-team All-Pro eight times, and was chosen for the NFL's All-Decade teams for both the '80s and '90s, as well as to the league's 75th Anniversary All-Time Team.

White, who died suddenly at age 43 in late 2004, was inducted into both the Pro Football Hall of Fame and Packers Hall of Fame in 2006. His No. 92 is one of six numbers retired by the Packers.

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