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Roddy White biography

Date of birth : 1981-11-02
Date of death : -
Birthplace : James Island, South Carolina
Nationality : American
Category : Sports
Last modified : 2010-11-15
Credited as : Football player NFL, wide receiver for the Falcons, Pro Bowl/NFL Draft player

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Roddy White is an American football wide receiver playing for the Atlanta Falcons in the National Football League.

Selected as a first round (27th pick overall) draft choice by Atlanta in 2005.

CAREER
Earned second consecutive Pro Bowl berth in 2009 after recording his third straight 1,000-yard season, leading the team with 1,153 yards. Became the only the second wide receiver in franchise history to post three consecutive 1,000-yard campaigns. Moved into fourth place on the Falcons all-time receiving yardage list with 4,689 yards from 2005-09. Set a franchise record for total receiving yards in one game with 210 at San Francisco on October 11, 2009. Set a new franchise record for career 100-yard receiving games with 18 from 2005-09. Pieced together a streak of four straight games with at least on touchdown reception in 2009, which ranks tied for second in club annals. Became the first Falcons player in team history to have 80 catches and 1,100-plus yards in three consecutive seasons. Set a franchise receiving record with 1,382 yards in 2008, besting Alfred Jenkins' old record of 1,358 yards in 1981 en route to his first Pro Bowl selection. In 2008, White and RB Michael Turner became the first Falcons duo to record 1,000-yard rushing and receiving seasons since 1998. Posted the Falcons first 1,000-yard season by a receiver since 1999 when he compiled 1,202 yards on 83 receptions in 2007. Finished the 2007 campaign tied for third in the NFC in receiving yards (1,202) while recording a career-best five 100-yard games.

2009 (FALCONS)
Was named to his second career Pro Bowl after totaling his third consecutive 1,000-yard season (1,153 yards on 85 catches). Posted a streak of four consecutive weeks with at least one touchdown catch (Weeks 5-8). Tallied a career and franchise-high 210 receiving yards on 10 catches with two touchdowns at San Francisco (10/11). In the second quarter, he hauled in a 90-yard touchdown, marking the third longest receiving touchdown in Falcons history. Collected 108 yards on four receptions (27.0 avg.), including a 68-yard touchdown at New Orleans (11/2). Contributed with nine receptions for 104 yards and one touchdown against Philadelphia (12/6). Totaled eight receptions for 139 yards and two touchdowns in a victory against Buffalo (12/27).

2008 (FALCONS)
Recorded franchise highs in receptions (88), receiving yards (1,382), touchdowns (seven) and 100-yard games (seven). White's reception total ranked third in the NFC and his receiving yard total was the fourth-best in the NFL. Ranked tied for second in the NFL in third down receptions (29) and led the league in third down receiving yards (516). Finished the season ranked third in the NFL in receptions of over 25 yards with 14. Set a single-game career-high in receiving yards with 164 at New Orleans in Week 14. The Falcons finished the season with a 5-1 record when White tallied one or more touchdowns in a contest. In Atlanta's Wild Card Playoff meeting at Arizona, White caught 11 passes which set a franchise record for catches in a postseason game. Logged 119 receiving yards on five receptions with one touchdown vs. Kansas City (9/21). His 70-yard touchdown catch in the first quarter marked the longest reception of his career and his 100-yard receiving game was the eighth of his career. Hauled in eight catches for 132 yards with one touchdown at Green Bay (10/5). Posted nine receptions for 112 yards with one score vs. Chicago (10/12). Registered 113 receiving yards on eight grabs with a season-high two touchdowns at Philadelphia (10/26). Hauled in six receptions for 112 yards at San Diego (11/30). He became the first Falcons receiver to record back-to-back 1,000-yard receiving seasons since Terance Mathis (1998 and 99). Recorded a career-high 164 receiving yards on a season-high 10 receptions at New Orleans (12/7). Recorded his seventh receiving touchdown of the season against St. Louis (12/28) while setting the franchise record for receiving yards in a season with 1,382. Started his first career playoff game in Atlanta's Wild Card match-up at Arizona (1/3/09) and led the team in receiving with 11 receptions for 84 yards and one touchdown. Set postseason franchise records with eight first half catches and 11 total receptions in a game.

2007 (FALCONS)
Posted Atlanta's first 1,000-yard season since 1999 (1,202) while setting career highs in receptions (83) and a long catch of 69 yards for a touchdown against Carolina in Week 3. His 83 receptions are the fifth-most for a Falcons receiver in franchise history. Tallied 127 receiving yards on seven grabs and added one touchdown reception vs. Carolina (9/23). His 69-yard touchdown grab in the second quarter marked the longest reception of his career. Led the team in receiving with six catches for 104 yards and one touchdown vs. Indianapolis (11/22). Posted 10 receptions for a career-high 146 receiving yards at St. Louis (12/2) in addition to recording one touchdown. Tallied a career-high 12 receptions for 141 yards at Arizona (12/10) with his 10-yard catch in the first quarter amassing the 1,000-yard plateau for the season.

2006 (FALCONS)
Saw action in all 16 games, starting in five and compiled 30 receptions for 506 yards (16.9 avg.). His 506 yards ranked second among Falcons receivers. Logged his second highest receiving total of the season against Cleveland (11/12) when he caught five passes for 99 yards and a career-long reception of 55 yards. Notched his second highest career receiving total with 104 yards versus Dallas (12/16). In the season finale at Philadelphia (12/31), caught four passes for 90 yards with a long reception of 47 yards.

2005 (FALCONS)
Became the starting wide receiver halfway through the season as he played in all 16 games with eight starts and ranked fourth on the team with 446 receiving yards on 29 receptions with three touchdowns. Also tallied four carries for 12 yards and three special teams tackles. Started at Green Bay (11/13) in place of Michael Jenkins and notched two catches for 22 yards, including his first career touchdown for 19 yards. Garnered a career-high 108 receiving yards on four catches vs. Tampa Bay (11/20). Recorded two catches for 65 yards, including a 54-yard touchdown reception vs. New Orleans (12/12).

COLLEGE
Totaled 163 receptions for 3,112 yards and 26 touchdowns, while starting 43 of 45 games for Alabama-Birmingham during his four-year career with the Blazers. His career totals rank second all-time in school history. Led the nation with 1,452 receiving yards and ranked third in the country with a 20.5-yard per catch average in 2004 as an All-Conference USA first-team pick as a senior. Registered six 100-yard receiving contests. Received All-Conference USA second-team honors after starting every game for the Blazers and leading the team with 39 catches for 844 yards with seven touchdowns as a junior.

PERSONAL
Lettered in football, baseball and wrestling at James Island (Charleston, SC) High School, where he twice earned all-state and All-Low County recognition for football. Won two state wrestling titles. Born Sharod Lamor White on November 2, 1981 in James Island, South Carolina. Has a one-year-old son, Roddy Jr., and one daughter, Milan.

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