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Goapics1
08-11-2005, 11:31 AM
Ex-Sooner White gives up pro football

Associated Press


NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Former Heisman Trophy winner Jason White ended his professional career Thursday, citing his weak knees.


White, who had been competing for third quarterback with the Tennessee Titans, said he has the head and heart to play in the NFL, but not the knees.

"It's always been a dream of mine, but certain things won't allow me to chase that dream," White said. "It's kind of out of my hands at this point."

White won the Heisman in 2003 and led Oklahoma to back-to-back BCS title games. He is Oklahoma's career passing leader with 7,922 yards and in touchdown passes with 81.

He joined the Titans in May as an undrafted rookie after an audition with the Kansas City Chiefs did not lead to a contract offer.

White said he was still feeling the effects of reconstructive surgery on both knees while he was in college.

"I always had trouble, even in the summer, dropping back when practice wasn't every day," he said. "Now that practice was every day it got to the point where one of my knees was super sore, so I started favoring it with the other one. Then the other one started hurting. I took a couple of days off this week and it hasn't really changed."

He said he informed coach Jeff Fisher of his decision Wednesday night.

Crush
08-11-2005, 11:32 AM
Now he can join Eric Crouch's career in the Heavens.

chiefqueen
08-11-2005, 11:45 AM
How can you end something you don't START?

Kerberos
08-11-2005, 11:59 AM
This is Shocking news





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Saulbadguy
08-11-2005, 12:00 PM
Ah well. He had a good run (college). He could probably play in the CFL or even Arena league if he wanted to.

chagrin
08-11-2005, 12:00 PM
Maybe he will get a shot with St Louis as a WR

Demonpenz
08-11-2005, 12:03 PM
time to put that seven years of college to good use

Saulbadguy
08-11-2005, 12:04 PM
time to put that seven years of college to good use
I heard he was going to apply for another redshirt.

trndobrd
08-11-2005, 12:14 PM
If you squint real hard at the screen it almost looks like "Jason Whitlock calls 'er quits"

HemiEd
08-11-2005, 12:35 PM
If you squint real hard at the screen it almost looks like "Jason Whitlock calls 'er quits"


Now that would be some good news. ROFL

Lzen
08-11-2005, 12:50 PM
Speaking of Crouch, wasn't he on the Chiefs roster to play safety? What happened to him?

whoman69
08-11-2005, 02:53 PM
May not be weak knees, but a combination of weak arm, heart, knees...just weak.

Saulbadguy
08-11-2005, 02:55 PM
Speaking of Crouch, wasn't he on the Chiefs roster to play safety? What happened to him?
Cut. I think.