Dwight White Rest in Peace Tiny by maryrose on Jun 6, 2008 3:24 PM EDT Dwight White, a famed member of Pittsburgh's Steel Curtain, became the second member of the Curtain to pass away this year (Ernie Holmes). White died after complications of back surgery that he underwent a week ago. He was only 59-years old. I am proud that White signed my Helmet. He was underrated in my opinion. He earned two Pro Bowls and four career Super Bowl Rings. He is a member of the All-Time Steelers 75th Anniversary Team, and that is awfully special. His nickname was "Mad Dog." Wanna mess with that? Mad Dog spent the week heading up to the Steelers first Super Bowl in the hospital. He shouldn't have played with the flu and a 103-degree temperature. But he dragged himself to the game (Tulane Stadium in New Orleans) and set the tone by sacking Fran Tarkenton in the end zone for a safety. The Steelers took that unusual 2-0 lead into halftime and never looked back. It was the first safety in Super Bowl history and a very courageous effort just to make the game. Dwight was a typical 70s Steelers draft pick coming from East Texas State University in the 1971 Draft (fourth round). Can you name anyone else from that college? The whole Steel Curtain was from colleges like that. After his playing days in 1981 Dwight was very active in charities, including Boy Scouts and Salvation Army. Dwight stayed in Pittsburgh and volunteered for many things in the community. The City of Pittsburgh and its citizens owe this man a heartfelt salute. We'll miss you Dwight.