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Autographed Hand Outline of Justice Byron "Whizzer" White

The person who requested this autograph may have been more a fan of "Whizzer" White than Justice White. The large hand outlined above was very important to White's football career, but it also got him noticed in politics as well.  Bryon White was a college football star at the  University of Colorado, where he acquired the "Whizzer" nickname. He signed with the NFL's Pittsburgh Pirates (now Steelers), playing there during the 1938 season and while he took off the 1939 season to study at Oxford he but returned to play for the Detroit Lions for the 1940 and 1941 seasons. He lead the league in rushing yards in 1938 and 1940 and was elected to the College Football Hall of Fame in 1954

After graduating from Yale Law School first in his class and clerking for Chief Justice Vinson and returned to practice law in Colorado until the 1960 Presidential campaign when his notoriety in football got him named to head the John F. Kennedy campaign in Colorado. When Kennedy won White got the number 2 position at the Justice Department under Robert Kennedy and was Kennedy's first selection to the Supreme Court in 1962.

A unique autograph that commemorates the role of Byron's White's big hands in his football and legal career.

Price: SOLD