According to numerous former colleagues, defensive end Steve White, who played for the Bucs for six seasons, passed away at the age of 48

Defensive lineman Tyoka Jackson, a former member of the Buccaneers and Rams, announced White's passing on Twitter on Tuesday evening.

"#RIP to my roommate in the road game. My sympathies are sent to his wife, kids, relatives, and friends.

We won't soon forget the experiences, the good times, and the chats.

Defensive tackle Warren Sapp, a Bucs Hall of Famer, praised White as one of his finest colleagues in Tampa Bay.

Sapp said that he was the greatest. "Wise, strong, and receptive."

White also served as Jim Leavitt's assistant coach at USF for a year

White played in the NFL for a total of seven seasons, with his last one coming in 2002 for the Jets

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