Former Buccaneers defender passes away at 48

Steve White, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, DIGITAL IMAGE. Mandatory Credit: Elsa/Allsport
Steve White, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, DIGITAL IMAGE. Mandatory Credit: Elsa/Allsport /

Stephen White, a defensive end for the Buccaneers from the late 1990s into the early 2000s and a blogger, has passed away at 48-years old.

The Buccaneers and fans across the NFL today will mourn the loss of former played-turned blogger, Stephen White.

White was a member of the Bucs from 1996 until 2001, playing a key role as a rotational defensive end on some of the best rosters in franchise history.

Number 94 finished his career with the Buccaneers with 11 sacks, 102 tackles, 13 tackles for loss, and one huge interception in the playoffs.

After playing for the Bucs, Steve was also a member of the Jets for a season, but he will always be a Buccaneer in the hearts of the fanbase.

When his football career came to a close, White went on to become a beloved blogger that covered the NFL, mostly focusing on the team he played for during his career.

White was able to build quite a following through his ability to express his immense knowledge on the sport through the written medium.  There was a wide group of people that were impacted by reading what White was able to put out, and even this writer has fond memories of seeing the things he wrote.

The Buccaneer community and fans of quality writing as a whole have lost a great man. Steve White will always be a name that will stick fondly with people across the world that were familiar with his work.

As it stands, no one is currently wearing number 94 for the Buccaneers this year, but if they did, you can rest assured that they would have a tall task ahead as they try to do that number well in the wake of this tragic news.

Buccaneers fans will miss Steve White greatly.

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