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One of my heroes growing up was the great Reggie White

The ruthless defensive lineman for the Philadelphia Eagles

He was a tremendous athlete

Reggie White was a 2 time NFL defensive player of the year The latest in 1998 at 36 years old

That’s old in the NFL

He was selected to 13 Pro Bowls

And was the Pro Bowl MVP in 1986

He forced 32 fumbles and recovered 21, two of which where returned for a touchdown

He ranks 2nd of all time in regular season sacks with 198

He sacked 75 different quarterbacks

Including his most frequent victim

Phil Simms 15 times

Reggie White also had a nickname, do you know what it is

The Minister of Defense

This came not only from his defensive presence on the field

But also from his presence off the field

Reggie White was not ashamed of the Gospel of Jesus Christ

He was a licensed minister

And he let everyone know it

Much more impressive than all his stats he accomplished while with the Eagles, Packers and Panthers

Was his stats that last for all eternity

His sack numbers, forced fumbles and Pro Bowl selections can all be accomplished by other men

They do not last

His stats of souls won to Jesus though last forever

Everywhere Reggie went he touched peoples lives with the love of Jesus

Every team he ever played for had players on it that had been led to the Lord by this Minister of Defense

Reggie White has gone on to be with the Lord

No doubt receiving many rewards in heaven for his works performed on the everlasting field of life

We immortalize many people as heroes

Some are truly worthy of this title

While most, sadly, are not

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