published Monday, May 6th, 2013

Football star Reggie White will be saluted in special event at Howard on May 13

Reggie White, the late legendary NFL defensive end and onetime star football player at Howard School here and UT, will be honored on May 13 as the Pro Football Hall of Fame and Allstate Insurance Co. salute him as a “Hometown Hall of Famer” at Howard School of Academics & Technology.

This national program salutes pro football’s greatest stars in their hometown communities, a news release said.

“‘Hometown Hall of Famers’ has been warmly embraced by communities and Hall of Famers alike,” said George Veras, Pro Football Hall of Fame Enterprises president and CEO. “We are thrilled to continue our partnership with Allstate to bring the Pro Football Hall of Fame to communities across the country and congratulate the late Reggie White and Howard School of Academics & Technology on bringing a piece of the Pro Football Hall of Fame to Chattanooga.”

The special ceremony will take place at 10 a.m. in Howard’s auditorium.

Sara White, Reggie White’s wife, will be present to accept the plaque on behalf of the White family. Charles White, Reggie White’s father, will make the presentation.

Reggie White was a three-time NFL Defensive Player of the Year and retired as the NFL’s all-time sack leader with 198.

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