Jeris Jerome White
(Born September 1952)
Professional Football Player
Jeris White, in his senior year at the University of Hawaii,
made the 1973 All American !st Team as a defensive back.
That same year he was named to the Sporting News 1st Team
and the Times Magazine 1st Team. He also played in the 1973
White played 129 games as a pro in the NFL from 1974 to 1983. He
played for the Miami Dolphins, the Tampa Bay Bucaneers and the
He played the starting defensive back position in Superbowl XVII
in 1983 for the victorious Washington Redskins.
Jeris White was the first player from a Hawaii High School and from the
University of Hawaii to ever play in a Super Bowl.
Historical Timeline: 1974, Richard M. Nixon announces he will resign, first president to do so.
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