According to an NFL report, former NFL defensive end Steve White sadly passed away at the age of 48 years old. White had battled chronic lymphocytic leukemia for eight years which was the reported cause of his death. The former NFL defensive end spent the majority of his career from 1996 to 2001 with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. He spent his last year in the NFL in 2002 as a member of the New York Jets. This is a sad time for White’s family, friends, former teammates, and fans.
Rest in peace, Steve White ? pic.twitter.com/dawDGOr53a
— Tampa Bay Buccaneers (@Buccaneers) August 31, 2022
In his NFL career with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and New York Jets, Steve White recorded 84 solo tackles, 119 combined tackles, 14 tackles for a loss, five passes defended, three forced fumbles, and 11.5 sacks. The former Tennessee Volunteer football player was a 6th-round pick in the 1996 NFL Draft. After retiring from the NFL White worked as a sports blogger for the website SB Nation.
#RIP to my road game roommate @sgw94. My condolences go out to his wife, children, family and friends. The memories, the fun, the conversations will never be forgotten. ??
— Tyoka Jackson (@Tyknowsfootball) August 31, 2022
The passing of Steve White is a tragedy and he will be missed by everyone that knew him. We here at Def Pen Sports have our thoughts with the members of his family, his friends, former teammates, and fans at this time.