Michigan State Football Hall of Famer and Former NFL Running Back for the Houston Oilers,
Lorenzo began his football journey as a running-back at Dillard High School in Fort Lauderdale, FL. He went onto to play college ball at Michigan State,
and became the most accomplished running back in the history of Michigan State football, ranking first in the school record books in rushing yards (4,887),
rushing attempts (1,082), rushing touchdowns (43) and 100-yard games (23).
The two-time first-team All-American (1985, 1987) finished
fourth in the Heisman Trophy balloting. His rushing yards ranked second in Big Ten history following his departure from East Lansing and still rank fifth
all-time in league history. He was recently named the No. 1 running back in the Big Ten in the 1980s by the Big Ten Network.
During the 1987 season, White helped MSU to its first Rose Bowl since 1966 by rushing for 1,572 yards. His 132.6 rushing yards per game during the regular
season ranked No. 6 nationally.
His most remarkable performance fittingly came in his last home game at Spartan Stadium with the Big Ten title and a Rose Bowl berth on the line against No. 16
Indiana. He established a school record for attempts in a game with 56 against Indiana - one shy of the NCAA record - while finishing with a career-high 292
yards on the ground, which is the second-highest total by a Spartan. His dominating showing led MSU to a 27-3 victory over the Hoosiers to clinch the Big Ten
White is perhaps known most for his endurance he displayed throughout his career. He carried the ball 1,082 times while wearing the Green and White, which set a
Big Ten record at the time and is still third most in conference history. His 419 attempts in 1985 still stands as the most in a Big Ten single-season.
Lorenzo, was selected by the Houston Oilers in the first round of the 1988 NFL Draft. He played 8 NFL seasons as a running back. During his career he also was
selected and played in the Pro-Bowl. As a running back for the Houston Oilers, White rushed for 4,279 yards had 30 rushing touchdowns, 192 receptions and 6
receiving touchdowns the second most in Oilers history.
White was recently inducted in the MSU Athletics Hall of Fame and voted by Oiler fans as the top running back in Houston Oiler history behind Earl Campbell.
Lorenzo currently lives in South Florida is a local businessman, Assistant Football Coach at his alma mater Dillard High School and Football Tech. In January
2010, Lorenzo formed the Lorenzo White Foundation which serves to establish, promote and support local and national athletic youth programs and assist disadvantaged
youth. He carries on his long standing commitment to give back to the community and serves as a mentor to many aspiring youths in the sport of football today.