Stylez G. White

Stylez G. White (born Gregory Alphonso White, Jr. on July 25, 1979) is a former American football defensive end. He was drafted by the Houston Texans in the seventh round of the 2002 NFL Draft. He played college football at Minnesota.

White was also a member of the Minnesota Vikings, Atlanta Falcons, Tennessee Titans, New Orleans Saints, Washington Redskins, Chicago Bears, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, and Orlando Predators.

Stylez G. White
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No. 91
Position:Defensive end
Personal information
Born:July 25, 1979 (age 39)
Newark, New Jersey
Height:6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Weight:270 lb (122 kg)
Career information
High school:Newark (NJ) Shabazz
College:Minnesota
NFL Draft:2002 / Round: 7 / Pick: 229
Career history
 * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Tackles:137
Sacks:24.0
Forced fumbles:8
Player stats at NFL.com
Player stats at ArenaFan.com

Professional career

College career

White left New Jersey to attend the University of Minnesota. White played for the Gophers from 1998-2001; recording 132 total tackles and 11 quarterback sacks. He led the team with eight tackles-for- loss, five quarterback sacks and five forced fumbles his senior year and earned honorable mention All-Big Ten by both the coaches and media. White played defensive end and line backer which is what he was known for in college. White was drafted in the seventh round of the 2002 NFL Draft by the Houston Texans.[1]

Orlando Predators

In January 2006, White signed a contract to play for the Orlando Predators of the Arena Football League. In his 2-year stint in Orlando, White compiled 17 sacks, including an AFL-record 15 in 2007. He was named the ADT Defensive Player of the Year in 2007.

Second stint with Buccaneers

After the Predators were eliminated from the 2007 playoffs, Head Coach Jay Gruden (the younger brother of Tampa Bay Buccaneers Head Coach Jon Gruden) recommended White to the Buccaneers head coach, who promptly invited him to training camp with the team.

After making the cut at training camp, White was instantly thrust into the limelight on the Buccaneers defensive line. The release of veteran Pro Bowl end Simeon Rice shortly before the start of the pre-season, injuries to free agent acquisition Patrick Chukwurah and the fact that top five 2007 NFL Draft pick Gaines Adams was deemed not ready led to White seeing extended playing time on the field.

In the game against the Atlanta Falcons in November 2007 White turned in a career performance. Starting opposite fellow rookie Adams, he sacked Falcons QB Byron Leftwich twice and forced two fumbles, one of which was returned for a touchdown by Ronde Barber. The Bucs won the game 31-7 to take a 2-game lead at the top of the NFC South. After the game, Coach Jon Gruden was quoted as saying:

Every time he makes a play, I can hear my brother up in the press box saying: 'I told you so.' But he's a good kid, a good guy, a hard worker, and he does have natural pass-rush ability. He's raw a little bit in terms of the big picture, but I give a lot of credit to Greg White. We got him late in training camp, and he's made a real impression on all of us.[2]

An exclusive-rights free agent in the 2008 offseason, White signed his one-year, $370,000 tender offer on July 26. White later signed a new three-year, $2.845 million contract on September 15, 2008. He can make more money on incentives. White will become a free agent in 2011.

Minnesota Vikings

On August 22, 2011, White signed with the Minnesota Vikings. He was released on September 2, 2011.[3]

Virginia Destroyers

White was signed by the Virginia Destroyers of the United Football League on October 12, 2011.

Personal life

On December 15, 2008, it was revealed that the Hillsborough County Circuit Court had approved White's request to legally change his name from Gregory Alphonso White, Jr. to Stylez G. White.[4] According to White, the inspiration for the change came from a character in the 1985 Michael J. Fox film Teen Wolf.[4]

References

  1. ^ http://www.gophersports.com/sports/m-footbl/spec-rel/052306aab.html
  2. ^ "First-place Buccaneers not taking anything for granted in weak NFC South". USA Today. November 20, 2007. Retrieved May 24, 2010.
  3. ^ http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2011/09/02/jaymar-johnson-stylez-g-white-among-early-vikings-cuts/
  4. ^ a b "Bucs Report -Tribune staff Sports - from TBO.com Blogs". Tboblogs.com. 2008-12-15. Archived from the original on 2013-02-03. Retrieved 2010-09-01.

External links

2002 NFL Draft

The 2002 NFL draft was the procedure by which National Football League (NFL) teams selected amateur college football players. The draft is known officially as the "NFL Annual Player Selection Meeting" and has been conducted annually since 1936. The draft took place April 20–21, 2002 at the Theater at Madison Square Garden in New York City, New York. The draft was broadcast on ESPN both days and eventually moved to ESPN2. The draft began with the Houston Texans selecting David Carr, and it ended with the Texans selecting Mr. Irrelevant, Ahmad Miller. There were thirty-two compensatory selections distributed among eighteen teams, with the Buffalo Bills receiving the most selections with four. The University of Miami was the college most represented in the draft, having five of its players selected in the first round. Although the Carolina Panthers finished with a 1–15 record which would normally have given them the first pick in each round, the Houston Texans were given the first pick because they were an expansion team. The league also held a supplemental draft after the regular draft and before the regular season.

2009 Tampa Bay Buccaneers season

The 2009 Tampa Bay Buccaneers season was the franchise's 34th season in the National Football League the 12th playing their home games at Raymond James Stadium, and the first under head coach Raheem Morris. The Buccaneers looked to improve on their 9–7 record from their 2008 season and 3rd-place finish in the NFC South but failed to do so as they finished the season at 3–13, missing the playoffs for the second straight year.

The Buccaneers played seven of their home games at Raymond James Stadium. One of their home games was played at Wembley Stadium, as part of the International Series, in which they lost to the New England Patriots 35–7.

The Buccaneers unveiled a Ring of Honor to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the 1979 franchise. Lee Roy Selmon was the first inductee when the team wore throwback uniforms on November 8 in a game against Green Bay that they won 38–28.

2010 Tampa Bay Buccaneers season

The 2010 Tampa Bay Buccaneers season was the franchise's 35th season in the National Football League and the second under head coach Raheem Morris. The Buccaneers entered the season attempting to improve on their 3–13 record and last place finish in the NFC South in 2009, a feat they accomplished after only six games. The Buccaneers achieved the best turnaround in franchise history and became the first team since the NFL merger in 1970 to start 10 rookies and achieve a winning season. Raheem Morris spent his second season as head coach. The Buccaneers had the third overall pick in the 2010 NFL Draft, with which they selected Gerald McCoy.

John McKay, the team's first head coach, became the second inductee into the Ring of Honor on December 5 during a game against Atlanta. McKay's son Rich, a former Buccaneers general manager, and current president of the Falcons, accepted the award for his late father. The Buccaneers wore throwback uniforms for the Falcons game.Despite finishing the season with a 10–6 record (a seven-game improvement from the year before), the team failed to sell out any of its home games at Raymond James Stadium. It is the second NFL stadium that failed to sell out any of the team's home games, the first stadium was Sun Devil Stadium back in 2005. This was the team's last winning season until the 2016 season.

2011 Virginia Destroyers season

The 2011 Virginia Destroyers season was the third season for the United Football League franchise and its first since relocating from Orlando, where they played as the Florida Tuskers. Guided by head coach and general manager Marty Schottenheimer, the Destroyers finished the truncated regular season with a 3–1 record and defeated Las Vegas 17–3 in the October 21 Championship Game for the franchise's first UFL title.

2012 Virginia Destroyers season

The 2012 Virginia Destroyers season is the second season for the United Football League franchise and the fourth in the combined history of the Destroyers and its predecessor, the Florida Tuskers.

List of Minnesota Golden Gophers in the NFL Draft

This is a list of Minnesota Golden Gophers football players in the NFL Draft.

List of people from New Jersey

The following is a list of notable people from the U.S. state of New Jersey.

Malcolm X Shabazz High School

Malcolm X Shabazz High School is a four-year comprehensive public high school in Newark in Essex County, New Jersey, United States, as part of the Newark Public Schools. The school was founded as South Side High School in 1914 until it was renamed in 1972 in memory of Malcolm X.As of the 2015-16 school year, the school had an enrollment of 562 students and 53.0 classroom teachers (on an FTE basis), for a student–teacher ratio of 10.6:1. There were 377 students (67.1% of enrollment) eligible for free lunch and 6 (1.1% of students) eligible for reduced-cost lunch.

Stylez

Stylez may refer to:

Million Stylez, or Kenshin Iryo (born 1981), Swedish dancehall artist

Stylez G. White (born 1979), American football defensive end for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers of the National Football League

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