George White*

George White*

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George White was a three-sport athlete at Napa High who greatly contributed to championship football and baseball teams during his career. White was a starting guard on the 1964-65 and 1965-66 basketball teams. He was a shortstop and pitcher on the 1965 championship baseball team and an All-League shortstop on the 1966 championship team. Coach Dale Fisher said the 1965 team was one of Napa’s all-time best. In 1964, White was the quarterback and defensive safety for the NBL champion Indians and was also selected to the All-League offensive team at quarterback and the All-League defensive team as safety. In 1965, White again quarterbacked the offense and again made the All-League defensive team as a safety. He was chosen as Player of the Week by the Santa Rosa Press Democrat and by a Napa service club. One of the few times in Napa history, one person, White, was named Most Valuable Player and Most Valuable Back, as a member of the 1965 team. In 1965, White and Vic Franco teamed up on an 83-yard pass play. White had two games with over 200 yards in passing, to add to his season total of 1,135 yards and 1,725 for his Hall of Fame career.