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Being Big Ed: A Portrait of the Artist as an Aging NFL Lineman

The latest issue of CALIFORNIA, the Cal Alumni Association's magazine, has a profile of Ed White '69, who led Cal's  "Bear Minimum Defense" in 1968 and went on to play 17 seasons in the NFL. Here's an outtake:

Jim Hanifan ‘55, who played at Cal under the legendary Pappy Waldorf, was offensive line coach when Ed played for the Chargers. Hanifan is effusive on the subject of Ed White: "Ed White is a beautiful person." "There is not a single phony thing about Ed White." "If everyone could be like Ed White, my God, we’d have a wonderful world!" At the same time, he assured me, Ed White in pads was one muy mal hombre, not to mention a hell of an athlete—extremely quick for a big man and with great agility and recoverability. "You always kind of felt sorry for the guy across the line from him, ‘cause you knew he was going to kick the living hell out of him."


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