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Sheldon White

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Sheldon White is entering his 20th NFL season and most recently held the position of Executive Director of Player Personnel and Recruiting for Michigan State University. At Michigan State, he led the programs recruiting efforts and developed and implemented strategic planning along with supervising the entire recruiting staff. White also coordinated all player evaluations of current players for the coaching staff. 

Prior to his role at Michigan State, White worked for the Detroit Lions for 19 years and spent six seasons as the vice president of pro personnel along with being named interim general manager in 2015. White became a scout for Detroit in 1997 before being promoted to director of pro personnel in 2000. In 2009 he was promoted to vice president of pro personnel and the team advanced to the playoffs twice during his tenure in that role.

In 2004, he graduated from the NFL's career development program at Stanford University's Graduate School of Business. 

White played four seasons at Miami-Ohio as a cornerback from 1984-87 and was a first-team All-MAC and All-American honorable mention during his junior and season seasons. He was selected by the New York Giants in the third round of the 1988 NFL Draft and spent six seasons in the NFL as a player with the Giants, Detroit Lions and Cincinnati Bengals.