The Pro Football Halls of Fame inducted Reggie White with his induction on Tuesday, and the Hall of Famer had plenty to say about the process and his induction.
White, who played in six NFL seasons with the Colts from 1979 to 1991, was one of the top linebackers in NFL history before retiring at the age of 33 in 1995.
He spent the past 13 seasons with two teams: Indianapolis Colts and the Los Angeles Chargers.
White’s induction is the third of the year, and it marks the first time the Hall has inducted a player from the AFL or NFL.
During his time in Indianapolis, White was a two-time All-Pro linebacker, earning the nickname “The Dream” by the Colts in 1994.
In 1995, he was named to the Pro Bowl for the first year of his career.
He was the NFL Defensive Player of the Year that season, earning first-team honors in 1994 and 1995.
White’s best seasons were with the Chargers in 1994, when he was selected to the All-Rookie Team, and in 1997, when the Chargers selected him in the first round of the 1997 NFL Draft.
White spent two seasons with Los Angeles, playing two seasons in the NFL.
White retired in 1995, but he has remained active in the community and in the world of professional football.
His son, Reggie White Jr., played college football at Southern Methodist University in Dallas, where he was a four-year starter in quarterbacking for the Aggies.
Reggie White Sr. played professionally for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Carolina Panthers and New York Giants before retiring in 2012.
The Hall of Honor will include a portrait of White and his wife, Kelly, who were married in 2001.
White and Kelly had two children together: Riley and Alex.
The induction ceremony will be held at the Walter Payton NFL Hall of Family and Recreation in Canton, Ohio, from 2 to 4 p.m.
The ceremony will also include remarks by the Hall’s current inductees, who will be recognized at the ceremony.