We’re always happy to pay tribute to the giants of the past whose shoulders we proudly stand on. With a tradition of recognizing and honoring the accomplishments of the brightest and best from our industry, we are happy to present the past winners below. If you’d like more information, feel free to get in touch.
Randy White, known as "the Manster," had an illustrious career in football both in college and the NFL. At the University of Maryland, White excelled as a defensive end and won prestigious awards such as the Outland Trophy, the Lombardi Award, and the Atlantic Coast Conference Player of the Year in his senior year of 1974. He was also named the Most Valuable Player in the Liberty Bowl that season. In 1994, he was rightfully elected to the College Football Hall of Fame.
Selected as the Dallas Cowboys' first pick and the second overall player in the 1975 NFL Draft, White initially faced challenges when he was moved to middle linebacker. However, his true breakout came when he transitioned to right defensive tackle in his third season. From that point onward, White became a dominant force on the Cowboys' defensive line, earning nine consecutive Pro Bowl selections and All-Pro honors. His stellar performances, consistency, and relentless work ethic made him a vital anchor of the famed "Doomsday Defense." In Super Bowl XII, White's remarkable abilities were recognized when he was named co-Most Valuable Player alongside teammate Harvey Martin.
Off the field, Randy White faced a personal tragedy with the loss of his son-in-law due to a prescription drug overdose. Inspired by this devastating experience, White partnered with Delaware Lieutenant Governor Bethany Hall-Long to raise awareness about the dangers of opioids. Through the Bench Opioids initiative, they aim to educate high school athletes and teens in Delaware about the risks associated with opioids and promote proper disposal of medications.
After his remarkable football career, Randy White's contributions were acknowledged with inductions into the College Football Hall of Fame and the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1994. He played 14 seasons for the Dallas Cowboys, missing only one game, and set numerous franchise records. White's impact on the field, his role as the heart-and-soul of the "Doomsday Defense," and his continued dedication to making a difference off the field exemplify his status as a revered figure in football and his community.