Lance White

Lance Todd White has been selected for induction into the Garland Sports Hall of Fame in recognition of his outstanding accomplishments as a football end and linebacker at South Garland High School and at the University of North Texas. At South Garland High School, he threw the discus, and competed in the pole vault from 1979 through 1982. He played football for the Colonels all four years, earning recognition as first team All-District 10-5A tight end. He received honorable mention for All-District Linebacker. He also was named M-V-P and outstanding receiver for the Colonels. Following his graduation from South Garland High School in 1982, he was red shirted at the University of North Texas. In 1983, he started three games for the Eagles, played on specialty teams, and was a backup linebacker. Lance became a starting linebacker for U-N-T in 1984 and led the team in tackles with 126. He was named to the Second Team, All-Southland Conference Team. In his junior season in 1985, he was named the defensive captain of the Eagles and again led the team in tackles with 100. As a senior, again he was starting linebacker and defensive captain. He was named to the First Team, All-Southland Conference Team, and received honorable mention for the All-American by the Associated Press. In 2005 Lance was inducted in the North Texas Athletic Hall of Fame at the University of North Texas. He was only the third linebacker receive this honor. Lance Todd White has been employed in the home building industry since college graduation. He and his wife, Michelle, are parents of two children, Whiney and Colby.