Neil Haley interviews Dallas Cowboy Legend All Pro Danny White
Danny White was born February 9, 1952 in Mesa, Arizona. He had a stellar career as a Quarterback and Punter at Arizona State University where he was an All-American in 1973 and set 7 NCAA passing records. In 1973, his passing and running placed him second in the Nation in total offense. Sports Illustrated named White as the second-highest rated Quarterback of all time behind only Steve Young. The National Football Foundation and College Hall of Fame honored White in 1997 as the first player inductee ever from ASU and the State of Arizona. After 2 years with the Memphis in the World Football League, White joined the Dallas Cowboys and the NFL. His leadership skills as a Quarterback were evident when he broke the Dallas Cowboys single-season passing record (29 TD’s) in his first year as a starter (1980). The Cowboys went to the playoffs 5 times and won the NFC East title three times in White’s 6 years as a starter. He ended his career as the Cowboys most accurate passer, setting team single-season records for 334 completions and 29 touchdown passes He still holds 8 Cowboys records and the record for the most TD passes thrown in Texas Stadium. Tom Landry, the legendary Head Coach of the Cowboys said, ”Danny White was probably as fine a winner as we have had in football”.
He made the Pro Bowl in 1982, and led the Cowboys to three consecutive NFC championship games (1980-1982). White had 1,761 completions on 2,950 attempts for 21,959 yards, 155 touchdowns, and 132 interceptions in his career. He also gained 482 yards and scored 8 touchdowns rushing. White made the Pro Bowl in 1982, and led the Cowboys to three consecutive NFC championship games (1980-1982) He served as the head coach of the Arizona Rattlers from 1992 to 2004, winning the Arena Bowl championship in 1994 and 1997.