WHITE, EUGENE G.

EUGENE G. WHITE  (Deceased)

Inducted:  August 13, 1988 in South Bend, IN

Date of Birth:  August 3, 1919 in South Bend

High School Attended:  South Bend Central    Graduated:  1938

High School Honors:  Lettered in football 1935-1937; football All-State 1937; also lettered in wrestling 1936-1938.

College Attended:   Indiana University           Graduated:  1942

College Honors:   Lettered in football 1939-1941 as a guard; captain in 1941; 2nd Team Big Ten; Honorable Mention All-American; kicked the winning field goal to beat Purdue University 3-0 with 30 seconds to go in 1940.

Professional Athletic Background:  Played with Buffalo Bills All-American Conference; member of the 1946 College All-Star team that played against the Los Angeles Rams in Chicago's Soldier Field; a knee injury forced his retirement from football in 1948.

Coaching Experience:  St. Mathews Parochial School, with undefeated season in 1946; South Bend Central Catholic in 1948; scouted for Central and IU.

Special Recognition:  Received Indiana University's Clevenger Award in 1985; older son, E. G., Jr., was a guard and captain of his 1971 Indiana University football team, the only father-son to be captain of a Big 10 team and play the same position; was a captain in the Army's 100th Infantry Divison during WW II, being wounded twice;  received two Purple Hearts, Bronze Star with Three Clusters, and Combat Infantry Badge while serving in the European Theater of France and Germany. 

Family:  Wife, Annette; children, Eugene G., Jr. and Daniel.

Mr. White passed away April 24, 1989.