North Texas number one dealership partners with Dallas’ fan favorite football hero and Hall of Famer Randy White.
Randy White, Hall of Famer and Dallas Cowboy Ring of Honor joins the team of Dodge City of McKinney promoting the best automotive customer service in the industry. Fans will be able to see Randy White at special events at the North Texas Dealership and view him on special TV spots. White has been a staple since his playing days with the Cowboys, and looks forward to a great partnership.
Randy White is a former American football defensive lineman and linebacker. He attended the University of Maryland from 1971 to 1974, and played professionally for the Dallas Cowboys from 1975 to 1988. He is a member of the College Football Hall of Fame, the Pro Football Hall of Fame, Dallas Cowboy Ring of Honor and the Delaware Sports Museum and Hall of Fame.
Randy is considered to this day the “Best All-Time Player” in the history of Delaware high school football playing both Defensive End and Linebacker for Thomas McKean High School. Graduating in 1971, he was a star player in the state’s first annual Blue-Gold All-Star high school football game played every August at the University of Delaware stadium.
White was recruited by the University of Maryland and played as a fullback during his freshman year. While Maryland finished the year with only 2 wins, White did little worth noting during that year. During his sophomore season, new head coach Jerry Claiborne moved Randy to defensive end, noting that he had the skill to be “one of the best five linemen in the U.S.” The move was a natural fit, as by his senior year, he was, as Claiborne put it, “as fast as some of the offensive backs I had coached.” In that senior year (1974), he won numerous awards and honors, including the Outland Trophy, the Lombardi Award, and the Atlantic Coast Conference Player of the Year. Though Maryland lost in the Liberty Bowl that season to Tennessee, Randy was named the game’s Most Valuable Player. In 1994, he was elected to the College Football Hall of Fame and in 2000 was named to the ABC sports All-Time All-America Team.
White was the Dallas Cowboys’ first pick and the second player selected in the 1975 NFL Draft, and was moved to middle linebacker, where he was a backup to Cowboy legend Lee Roy Jordan, playing mostly on special teams his first two seasons, including his rookie season when Dallas lost to the Pittsburgh Steelers in Super Bowl X. During his third season (1977), White was moved to right defensive tackle, the same position formerly occupied by “Mr. Cowboy”, Bob Lilly.
That year would prove to be his breakout year; he was named to his first All-Pro team, his first Pro Bowl, and (on his 25th birthday) was named co-MVP of Super Bowl XII with teammate Harvey Martin, making him one of only seven defensive players to win that honor. In 1978, White was named the NFC Defensive Player of the Year, and would be named to nine consecutive All-Pro and Pro Bowl teams. He would retire in 1988 (coincidentally, also the last season on the sidelines for original Cowboys coach Tom Landry), having played 209 games in 14 seasons, only missing one game during that span. At the time of his retirement, he had played the second most of any Dallas Cowboy in history. During those 14 years, he played in three Super Bowls, six NFC Championship Games, and accumulated 1,104 tackles (701 solo) and 111 sacks. He was elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1994. On the occasion of the 35th anniversary of the naming of the only co-MVPs in Super Bowl history, Super Bowl XLVII, which like Super Bowl XII was played in New Orleans, Louisiana, was dedicated to White.
“Dodge City of McKinney is proud to team up with Randy White. Not only is he one of the most well-known Dallas Cowboys in the country; he is also one of the most friendly people I know” says, General Manager of Dodge City of McKinney, Jim Proctor.
Dodge City of McKinney is located at 700 South Central Expressway in McKinney and has a wide variety of outstanding vehicles as well as a state-of-the-art auto repair center. They truly care about their customers, and strive to deliver the best customer service in the industry. “At Chrysler Jeep Ram Dodge City of McKinney, we understand that there are thousands of other dealers just a click away. That’s why we will do what it takes to earn your business” states Internet Director, Jeff “Bubba” Thompson.
For more information on Dodge City of McKinney visit their website at www.dodgecityofmckinney.net or call 972.569.9650.