|Birth||9 April 1963 (Lunenburg, Worcester County, Massachusetts, U.S.A.)|
Robert Arlen White (born April 9, 1963) is a former American football center in the National Football League for the Dallas Cowboys and the New England Patriots. He played college football at University of Rhode Island.
White attended Lunenburg High School. He accepted a scholarship from the University of Rhode Island, where he was a four-year starter, while playing center, guard and left tackle. He was named a team captain in his last two years.
In 2011, he was inducted into the Rhode Island Athletics Hall of Fame.
New York Jets
White was selected by the New York Jets in the seventh round (189th overall) of the 1986 NFL Draft. He was waived on August 25.
In 1987, he was signed by the Dallas Cowboys and later released on September 7. After the players went on a strike on the third week of the season, those games were canceled (reducing the 16 game season to 15) and the NFL decided that the games would be played with replacement players. White was re-signed to be a part of the Cowboys replacement team, that was given the mock name "Rhinestone Cowboys" by the media. He ended up playing well in those games as the starter at center, and was kept for the rest of the season playing mainly as a backup and on special teams.
In 1988, he suffered a thigh bruise in training camp that forced him to miss 4 games. The next year, he appeared in 8 games (4 starts).
New England Patriots
On March 23, 1990, he was signed in Plan B free agency by the New England Patriots. He was cut on September 3. He was re-signed on October 26 and released after 2 games on November 6. He was re-signed on November 8 and cut on after one game on November 12.