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OuTTakes Podcast: Randy White

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An exclusive interview with Pro Football Hall of Famer who is honoring military veterans through Ford Proud to Honor Hall of Heroes.

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Welcome back to ouTTakes, a podcast that’s here to discuss Maryland sports from an insider’s perspective. Our goal of the podcast is to shine a different light on Terps sport figures and allow you to get to know them as people.

This episode features hosts Lauren Rosh and Dylan Spilko with special guest defensive tackle Randy White, who played for Maryland from 1971-74 before the Dallas Cowboys drafted him second overall in the 1975 NFL Draft. With Dallas, White went on to be a nine-time Pro Bowl selection, Super Bowl co-MVP and was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1994. He is now working on a partnership with Ford Proud to Honor Hall of Heroes.

On this episode:

  • White discusses what led him to Maryland.
  • He recounts his time as a Terp, including winning ACC Player of the Year in 1974.
  • White was drafted second overall by the Dallas Cowboys but that wasn’t what he was expecting headed into the 1975 NFL Draft. He discusses that experience and what that phone call was like.
  • What was it like playing for the same organization for 14 seasons?
  • How did it feel to win Super Bowl co-MVP with Harvey Martin?
  • What is the Ford Hall of Heroes?
  • What is White’s connection to the military?
  • White delivered the award to military veteran Charles Eggleston. White talks more about this experience and shares more about how Eggleston’s is helping other veterans.
  • How does the Hall of Heroes initiative align with White’s values?
  • White offers insight into how his time at Maryland and with the Cowboys has led him to this point.

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