From the Archives: Reggie White


SS: What’s your biggest dream after football?

Reggie: I want to be used by God. To bring people into the Kingdom. And I pray more and more every day that God will give me, Sarah, and my children more of a compassion for people. A compassion for one another, a love for Him, and I believe that once He gives us even more love for Him, we’ll be more and more compassionate to people. And yet we’ll be more determined not only to share the gospel with them, but also to live the gospel out. And to be able to use our time and resources to help people who are in need.

SS: How would you like people to remember you in terms of a football player and a person?

Reggie:¬†For people to remember my life, Sarah, and me, as people who loved God. I want people to be able to say to my children, “You know that your mom and dad were a woman and a man after God’s heart.” I want my grandchildren to be able to say that to their children. That’s the legacy I want to leave. I want people to say that Reggie and Sarah were a man and woman of God. That would mean more to me than anything…

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This Q & A with the late Reggie White was featured in the January/February 1999 issue of Sports Spectrum magazine.

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