Perhaps White’s most famous play was when, as quarterback, White ran backwards over 48 yards when being pursued by Los Angeles Rams defenders. White ended up fumbling the ball at the one yard line, and a Rams defender recovered it and ran it in for a touchdown. In the NFL Films video, 100 Greatest Follies, White’s play was named the #3 greatest folly of all time. His son and Pro Bowl quarterback for the Dallas Cowboys, Danny White, said that he never saw the play until NFL Films showed it to him. Danny joked that White was probably so embarrassed that he obtained every possible copy of the film so that nobody would see it.
His son, Danny White, was a quarterback and punter for the Dallas Cowboys for 13 seasons.
Final Resting Place:
1212 N. Center Street
Mesa, Arizona, 85201
Grave Location:North View, Lot 1405, Grave 3
Grave Location Description
As you drive around the cemetery, go to the northern corner and park at the corner of 4th Street and E Street. Walking down 4th Street (unmarked between 3rd and 5th Street) back towards D Street, look to your right in the second row and you will find the upright monument of Wilford “Whizzer” White and family.
Grave Location GPS33.440745, -111.83295167
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