When a player spends 10 seasons with one team and never plays a snap for another squad, that is something special. Interestingly enough, that’s exactly the career Sammy White had for the Vikings from 1976 to 1985.
In 128 games played, White caught 393 passes for 6,400 yards and scored 50 touchdowns, adding 18 rushing attempts for 97 yards. During his first six seasons with the Vikings, he accumulated over 700 yards through the air.
White’s best seasons were his rookie season when he caught 10 touchdowns and 1981 season when he reached 1,001 receiving yards. His 1982 season was quite impressive as well, as he averaged 71.9 yards per game, another career best.
As the 1976 AP Rookie of the Year, White went on to be named to two Pro Bowls in 1976 and 1977. He was known for big gains on his catches, only averaging less than 14 yards per catch during the final season of his career.