There seems to be an unfortunate trend developing among members of the esteemed Steel Curtain Defense. That is, dying before their time. Earlier this offseason we lost Ernie Holmes. Now, Dwight White.
White died [presumably] this afternoon at a hospital in Pittsburgh following complications suffered from a previous surgery. As of yet that's all we know. But really that's all we need to know.
Again, it's disheartening when ANYONE dies so young (in my mind 58 is young...for death at least). But when it's such an honored member of the football tradition and one of the most revered Steelers of all time, it's just that much more sad.
RIP Dwight, may you sack Roger Staubach over and over again for eternity, each time rising to your feet with a huge smile on your face remembering all you did throughout your life and career.
Sad news for a Friday...Tec and I will be raising a glass for Dwight shortly.
Former Steelers DE Dwight White dead at 58 [Associated Press]
Former Steelers Defensive End Dwight White Passes Away [KDKA]
Dwight White [Wikipedia]