Selected as a first round (27th pick overall) draft choice by Atlanta in 2005.
Earned second consecutive Pro Bowl berth in 2009 after recording his third straight 1,000-yard season, leading the team with 1,153 yards. Became the only the second wide receiver in franchise history to post three consecutive 1,000-yard campaigns. Moved into fourth place on the Falcons all-time receiving yardage list with 4,689 yards from 2005-09. Set a franchise record for total receiving yards in one game with 210 at San Francisco on October 11, 2009. Set a new franchise record for career 100-yard receiving games with 18 from 2005-09. Pieced together a streak of four straight games with at least on touchdown reception in 2009, which ranks tied for second in club annals. Became the first Falcons player in team history to have 80 catches and 1,100-plus yards in three consecutive seasons. Set a franchise receiving record with 1,382 yards in 2008, besting Alfred Jenkins' old record of 1,358 yards in 1981 en route to his first Pro Bowl selection. In 2008, White and RB Michael Turner became the first Falcons duo to record 1,000-yard rushing and receiving seasons since 1998. Posted the Falcons first 1,000-yard season by a receiver since 1999 when he compiled 1,202 yards on 83 receptions in 2007. Finished the 2007 campaign tied for third in the NFC in receiving yards (1,202) while recording a career-best five 100-yard games.
Recorded a team-high eight receptions for 61 yards yards @ Chicago (9.11). Posted three receptions for 23 yards with one touchdown vs. Philadelphia (9.18). Logged a season-high 140 receiving yards on nine grabs @ Tampa Bay (9.25) Tallied six receptions for 78 yards @ Seattle (10.2). Collected six grabs for 50 yards with one touchdown vs. Green Bay (10.9). Registered two receptions for 21 yards vs. Carolina (10.16). Hauled in five grabs for 52 yards and one score @ Detroit(10.23). Notched four receptions for 76 yards @ Indianapolis (11.6). Posted four catches for 62 yards vs. New Orleans (11.13). Logged seven receptions for a season-high 147 yards vs. Tennessee (11.20). Tallied a season-high 10 catches for 120 yards with one touchdown vs. Minnesota (11.27). His touchdown marked the 41st of his career moving him into third place in careertouchdown catches in club anals (WR Alfred Jenkins, 40). Recorded four catches for 51 yards and a touchdown @ Houston (12.4). Recorded seven receptions for 84 yards and a touchdown, while becoming only the second Falcon receiver to post 500 career receptions, @ Carolina (12.11). Amassed 135 yards on 10 receptions, including his firstmulti-touchdown game ofthe season, vs.Jacksonville (12.15). Became just the eighth receiver in NFL history to have four consecutive seasons with at least 80 catches and 1,000 yards receiving. Tallied a season-high 11receptions for127 yards, including a long of 26 yards, @ New Orleans (12.26). Passed Terance Mathis to become the franchise’s all-time receiving yardage leader after recording four catches for 69 yards vs. Tampa Bay (1.1). White also became the first Falcon receiverto post two 100-catch seasons.
Was named to his third career Pro Bowl after his fourth consecutive 1,000-yard season and setting franchise records with 1,389 yards and 115 catches while adding 10 touchdown receptions. Named the Wide Receiver of the Year by the NFL Almuni for his performance in 2010. Earned PFW/PFWA All-NFL honors. Received 47 of 50 possible votes to earn his first career All-Pro selection. Led the league with a career-high and franchise-best 115 receptions, and became the third player in team history to record 100-or-more catches in a season. Posted a career-high 13 receptions for 111 yards at Pittsburgh (9/12). His 13 catches on opening day ranks third in team history for receptions in a single game. Collected 104 yards on seven receptions against San Francisco (10/3). Also forced a fumble that led to the Falcons 68-yard game-winning drive with just 1:22 remaining in the game. Notched 101 yards on five receptions (20.2 avg.), including a season-long 45-yard touchdown at Cleveland (10/10). Earned NFC Offensive Player of the Week honors after totaling a season-high 201 receiving yards on 11 catches with two touchdowns against Cincinnati (10/24). Named NFC Offensive Player of the Month for the month of October after posting 29 receptions for 489 yards and three touchdowns in four games. Also posted three 100-plus-yard receiving games during the month. Recorded 12 catches for 138 yards with two touchdowns against Baltimore (11/11), including a 33-yard score with 20 seconds remaining in the game to seal the Falcons 26-21 victory. Became the fastest player in Falcons history to reach 1,000 yards in a season by hauling in nine catches for 83 yards at St. Louis (11/21). Led the team with seven catches for 65 yards and one touchdown at Seattle (12/19). Posted three receptions for 43 yards and one touchdown against New Orleans (12/27). Tallied six receptions for 62 yards and his 10th touchdown catch of the season against Carolina (1/2).
Was named to his second career Pro Bowl after totaling his third consecutive 1,000-yard season (1,153 yards on 85 catches). Posted a streak of four consecutive weeks with at least one touchdown catch (Weeks 5-8). Tallied a career and franchise-high 210 receiving yards on 10 catches with two touchdowns at San Francisco (10/11). In the second quarter, he hauled in a 90-yard touchdown, marking the third longest receiving touchdown in Falcons history. Collected 108 yards on four receptions (27.0 avg.), including a 68-yard touchdown at New Orleans (11/2). Contributed with nine receptions for 104 yards and one touchdown against Philadelphia (12/6). Totaled eight receptions for 139 yards and two touchdowns in a victory against Buffalo (12/27).
Recorded franchise highs in receptions (88), receiving yards (1,382), touchdowns (seven) and 100-yard games (seven). White's reception total ranked third in the NFC and his receiving yard total was the fourth-best in the NFL. Ranked tied for second in the NFL in third down receptions (29) and led the league in third down receiving yards (516). Finished the season ranked third in the NFL in receptions of over 25 yards with 14. Set a single-game career-high in receiving yards with 164 at New Orleans in Week 14. The Falcons finished the season with a 5-1 record when White tallied one or more touchdowns in a contest. In Atlanta's Wild Card Playoff meeting at Arizona, White caught 11 passes which set a franchise record for catches in a postseason game. Logged 119 receiving yards on five receptions with one touchdown vs. Kansas City (9/21). His 70-yard touchdown catch in the first quarter marked the longest reception of his career and his 100-yard receiving game was the eighth of his career. Hauled in eight catches for 132 yards with one touchdown at Green Bay (10/5). Posted nine receptions for 112 yards with one score vs. Chicago (10/12). Registered 113 receiving yards on eight grabs with a season-high two touchdowns at Philadelphia (10/26). Hauled in six receptions for 112 yards at San Diego (11/30). He became the first Falcons receiver to record back-to-back 1,000-yard receiving seasons since Terance Mathis (1998 and 99). Recorded a career-high 164 receiving yards on a season-high 10 receptions at New Orleans (12/7). Recorded his seventh receiving touchdown of the season against St. Louis (12/28) while setting the franchise record for receiving yards in a season with 1,382. Started his first career playoff game in Atlanta's Wild Card match-up at Arizona (1/3/09) and led the team in receiving with 11 receptions for 84 yards and one touchdown. Set postseason franchise records with eight first half catches and 11 total receptions in a game.
Posted Atlanta's first 1,000-yard season since 1999 (1,202) while setting career highs in receptions (83) and a long catch of 69 yards for a touchdown against Carolina in Week 3. His 83 receptions are the fifth-most for a Falcons receiver in franchise history. Tallied 127 receiving yards on seven grabs and added one touchdown reception vs. Carolina (9/23). His 69-yard touchdown grab in the second quarter marked the longest reception of his career. Led the team in receiving with six catches for 104 yards and one touchdown vs. Indianapolis (11/22). Posted 10 receptions for a career-high 146 receiving yards at St. Louis (12/2) in addition to recording one touchdown. Tallied a career-high 12 receptions for 141 yards at Arizona (12/10) with his 10-yard catch in the first quarter amassing the 1,000-yard plateau for the season.
Saw action in all 16 games, starting in five and compiled 30 receptions for 506 yards (16.9 avg.). His 506 yards ranked second among Falcons receivers. Logged his second highest receiving total of the season against Cleveland (11/12) when he caught five passes for 99 yards and a career-long reception of 55 yards. Notched his second highest career receiving total with 104 yards versus Dallas (12/16). In the season finale at Philadelphia (12/31), caught four passes for 90 yards with a long reception of 47 yards.
Became the starting wide receiver halfway through the season as he played in all 16 games with eight starts and ranked fourth on the team with 446 receiving yards on 29 receptions with three touchdowns. Also tallied four carries for 12 yards and three special teams tackles. Started at Green Bay (11/13) in place of Michael Jenkins and notched two catches for 22 yards, including his first career touchdown for 19 yards. Garnered a career-high 108 receiving yards on four catches vs. Tampa Bay (11/20). Recorded two catches for 65 yards, including a 54-yard touchdown reception vs. New Orleans (12/12).
Totaled 163 receptions for 3,112 yards and 26 touchdowns, while starting 43 of 45 games for Alabama-Birmingham during his four-year career with the Blazers. His career totals rank second all-time in school history. Led the nation with 1,452 receiving yards and ranked third in the country with a 20.5-yard per catch average in 2004 as an All-Conference USA first-team pick as a senior. Registered six 100-yard receiving contests. Received All-Conference USA second-team honors after starting every game for the Blazers and leading the team with 39 catches for 844 yards with seven touchdowns as a junior.
Lettered in football, baseball and wrestling at James Island (Charleston, SC) High School, where he twice earned all-state and All-Low County recognition for football. Won two state wrestling titles. Born Sharod Lamor White on November 2, 1981 in James Island, South Carolina. Has a one-year-old son, Roddy Jr., and one daughter, Milan.