Wednesday, December 24, 2014

1973 Profile: Jan White

Tight End
No. 80
Ohio State
"Typical of the new breed of tight end- fast. White has done the 40-yard dash in 4.4 or 4.5 seconds every time he's been clocked. He's a former Pennsylvania high school hurdles champion.
'Most clubs are going to the faster tight end,' he says, 'so they can't be covered by a linebacker. If a safety is tied up covering a tight end, it takes away the opponent's ability to double-cover a wide receiver.' He hasn't had the opportunity to be on the receiving end much, though. As a rookie, he caught 13 passes for 130 yards. Last season he grabbed 12 for 148 yards and two touchdowns.
He's added 20 pounds to his college playing weight. White started for three years at Ohio State and the Buckeyes lost only two games."

-Jim Benagh, The Complete Handbook of Pro Football, 1973 Edition

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