Former Hog Bob White in hospital

Fayetteville attorney Bob White, former Razorback kicker (66-68), is in the hospital in Branson after heart trouble while playing golf Sunday in Harrison. The diagnosis was an irregular heart beat, according to the post on Facebook from Jim White, his brother and a former Rogers High School coach. I know both Jim and Bob well. Their father was Steed White, a coach under Jack Mitchell and Frank Broyles.

Prayers for Bob and his family.

As a former Quail hunter I always thought Bob White was one of my favorite players name.

Best wishes for a full and quick recovery to Bob.

I remember him well…he was one of the “transition” Razorbacks from the first group I really remember (64-66) to the next great era (68-70). For whatever reason, the kick I remember most of all these he made was a “pumpkin” FG made against Baylor with seconds left to secure a tie. In those days (this was 1967) Baylor was normally a walk-over for Arkansas. But this was an off-year for the Hogs as they uncharacteristically struggled at QB (Ronnie South was a disappointment once he finally got his shot). We struggled to a 4-5-1 season and it would have been 4-6 if Bob hadn’t make that kick. I remember that it was described as the holder fumbling the snap (or, it was a bad snap)…in any event, the holder was just able to put the ball on it’s side and Bob somehow managed to wobble it through from about 30 yards to salvage the tie.

Also, his dad - Steed - was the reason I was able to get into the Razorback dressing room in Lubbock after Tech stunned the Hogs in 1966 - the first Razorback game I ever saw in person. Dad knew Steed somehow, and when we went down to the locker room (I was just planning on getting autographs on my game program outside), he talked to Steed and he ushered me in there. I’ve told that story before, so won’t bore everyone again with the details. But it was one of the best moments of my youth, and I’ve never forgotten it.


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