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Paul White (American football)
Date of birth: November 13, 1921
Date of death: June 3, 1974
Career information
Position(s): Halfback, Defensive back
College: Michigan
NFL Draft: 1944 / Round: 11 / Pick: 101
Organizations
 As player:
1941-43, 1946
1947
Michigan Wolverines
Pittsburgh Steelers

Paul Grover White (born November 13, 1921) was an American football player and coach. He played college football as a halfback for Fritz Crisler's University of Michigan Wolverines football teams in 1941,[1] 1942,[2] 1943,[3] and 1946[4] — missing the 1944 and 1945 seasons due to military service. He served as the captain of the 1943 Michigan team that compiled a record of 8–1 (6–0 Big Ten) and finished the season ranked No. 3 in the AP Poll.[5] In 1944, he received Michigan's Big Ten Medal of Honor as the who had best demonstrated proficiency in scholarship and athletics.[6] He also played professional football for the Pittsburgh Steelers in 1947. He played in 11 games for the Steelers, gaining 240 all-purpose yards and scoring one touchdown. His longest run in the NFL was good for a 52-yard gain.[7] In 1949, he served as the backfield coach at Hillsdale College. In March 1950, he was hired as the backfield coach at the University of Connecticut.[8]

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