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The Board of Directors of the State of Alabama Sports Hall of Fame is proud to announce that Stan White will be the recipient of the 2022 Starr-Sullivan Achievement Award at the 54th Annual Induction Banquet and Ceremony on Saturday, May 7, 2022.
White graduated from Berry High School in Birmingham, Alabama, in 1989. He was a first-team All-State selection while helping captain his team to a state championship run his senior year. After high school, he attended Auburn University and was named the starting quarterback in 1990 and became the first and only quarterback in Auburn history to start every game from the start of his freshman campaign through his senior year, a total of 45 straight games. White’s senior year he was named permanent team captain while leading the 1993 Auburn team to an undefeated season and fourth-place final ranking. He then signed with the New York Giants where he would play for four years under legendary coach Dan Reeves.
In 2001, White broadcast his first Auburn football game with the legendary Jim Fyffe and the Auburn Sports Network. White has been in the booth every year since, totaling 21 years and 269 consecutive broadcasts, the most broadcasts by a commentator in Auburn history. From 2003 to 2018, White was alongside Rod Bramblett for some of the most iconic calls in Auburn history, including the famous “Prayer in Jordan-Hare” and “Kick Six” broadcasts of Auburn’s 2013 SEC championship team. In 2019, White and Andy Burcham became the current broadcast partners for the Auburn Sports Network.
White has owned a State Farm Insurance and Financial Services agency for 20 years in Birmingham. He spends much of his time as a volunteer coach at John Carroll Catholic High School, where his passion has been mentoring and coaching student athletes and using their experiences in sports as a teaching tool for the challenges in life.
Named in honor of two extraordinary men from Alabama, Bart Starr and Pat Sullivan, the Starr-Sullivan Achievement Award recognizes a former collegiate quarterback that exhibits exemplary character and has made a significant contribution in his community. In 2020, Brodie Croyle was honored as the inaugural recipient.
The 54th Annual Induction Banquet and Ceremony will be held in the Birmingham Ballroom, at the Sheraton Birmingham Hotel, on Saturday, May 7, 2022. For more information or to purchase tickets, please contact the Alabama Sports Hall of Fame Museum at 205- 323-6665.