Atlanta’s top draft choice in 2005, Roddy White blossomed into the best receiver in team history during his 11-year career. He was selected to the Pro Bowl in four straight seasons from 2008-2011 and was a first-team All Pro in 2010. White is one of 45 players in NFL history with 10,000 receiving yards and one of 33 players to catch 800 passes.
The South Carolina native also owns the franchise record for receiving and overall touchdowns with 63 scores during his career. Named to four straight Pro Bowls from 2008-2011, White’s toughness and consistency were key factors in the development of quarterback Matt Ryan.
“Roddy is one of the greatest players to ever put on a Falcons uniform, and even more importantly he is a man of tremendous character that I and my entire family have profound personal affection and respect for.”
- Falcons Owner & Chairman Arthur M. Blank
White topped WR Terance Mathis’ franchise record of 7,349 receiving yards in 2012. He finished his Falcons career with 10,863 yards and is one of 45 players to total more than 10,000 career receiving yards.
White broke another of Mathis’ franchise records when he caught his 58th career touchdown pass in Week 7 at Baltimore in 2014. He extended that record to 63 touchdowns in 2015, eclipsing RB Michael Turner's club record for total touchdowns (62) in the process.
Among active players, White ranks seventh in targets (1,376), eighth in receiving yards (10,863), ninth in receptions (808), and 10th in touchdowns (63).
The veteran wide out was named a first-team All Pro in 2010 and went to four straight Pro Bowls from 2008 to 2011. He was also selected as the wide receiver of the year by the NFL Alumni and named an All Pro by the PFWA, Pro Football Focus, and Sporting News in 2010.
During his 11 seasons, White set franchise records for career receiving yards (10,863), career receptions (808), touchdowns (63), career 100-yard games (39), 10-reception games (11), and consecutive 1,000-yard seasons (six).
White also previously held club records for single-season receptions (115), single-season receiving yards (1,389), and 100-yard games in a season (seven).
White joined Andre Johnson, Calvin Johnson, and Wes Welker as the only players to post three seasons with at least 1,300 receiving yards between 2008 and 2012.
Since entering the NFL in 2005, White leads the league with 215 first down receptions on third downs.