Harold M. "Babe" White was an All-American football player for Syracuse University. He played at the guard position for Syracuse from 1913-1916. A native of New York, White attended DeWitt Clinton High School.[1] At 6 feet, 6 inches in height and 273 pounds, White was the largest American football player of his time.[2][3][4] He was selected as a first-team All-American in 1915. He was also selected as the captain of the 1916 Syracuse football team.[3]


  1. "Syracuse Guards Are Heaviest on Gridiron This Year". The Miami Herald. 1915-10-17.
  2. "'Babe' White Chosen Leader For 1916 Team: Giant Guard Is Named At Banquet Given By Donadl Dey". The Syracuse Herald. 1915-12-14. ("White is the biggest man playing football today, weighing 273 pouns.")
  3. 3.0 3.1 "Syracuse Elects White Captain". Morning Oregonian. 1915-12-15.
  4. "Giant Guard Honored". The Idaho Daily Statesman. 1915-12-14.

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