The Pittsburgh Steelers are continuing to shake up their front office with the addition of Andy Weidl as assistant general manager, and now adding Sheldon White as Director of Player Personnel.
White comes over from the Detroit Lions where he was the Vice President of Player Personnel. White started his scouting career with the Lions after he retired from the NFL. White was part of Kevin Colbert’s staff from 1997 to 1999 while Colbert was with the Lions. White spent nearly two decades with the Lions Detroit Lions as Director of Pro Personnel, Vice President of Pro Personnel and was elevated to interim general manager during the 2015 season. In 2004, he graduated from the NFL’s career development program at Stanford University’s Graduate School of Business.
NFL insider Aditi Kinkhabwala broke the news this morning on Twitter.
ore #Steelers front office moves: former #Lions VP of Player Personnel Sheldon White will join Andy Weidl to run personnel as Kevin Colbert retires. White’s son, Cody, has been w/ the Steelers for two years. (Omar Khan will continue managing the cap/money.)
More #Steelers front office moves: former #Lions VP of Player Personnel Sheldon White will join Andy Weidl to run personnel as Kevin Colbert retires. White’s son, Cody, has been w/ the Steelers for two years. (Omar Khan will continue managing the cap/money.)
— Aditi Kinkhabwala (@AKinkhabwala) May 25, 2022
After not being hired as the Lions general manager in 2016 he left for Michigan State University. He was hired as the Executive Director of Player Personnel and Recruiting for Michigan State University.
Last season he returned to the NFL as a scout for the Washington Football team.
White played defensive back for six NFL seasons with the New York Giants (1988-89), Detroit Lions (1990-1992) and Cincinnati Bengals (1993). During his career White had 11 interceptions and one touchdown. White attending college at Miami of Ohio from 1984-1987.
White’s son Cody currently plays for the Steelers. White played in 15 games for the Steelers during the 2021 season catching 5 passes.