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Gerald William Willhite (born May 30, 1959) is a former professional American football player who was selected by the Denver Broncos in the first round (21st overall) of the 1982 NFL Draft. A 5'10", 210-lb. running back, Willhite played college football at San Jose State and for the Broncos from 1982 to 1988. He appeared in Super Bowl XXI against the New York Giants. In his 7 NFL seasons, he rushed for 1,688 yards and 17 touchdowns, with a 4.4 yards per carry average, while also catching 207 passes for 1,767 yards and 5 scores. On special teams, he returned 101 punts for 1,012 yards and a touchdown, along with 26 kickoffs for 512 yards.

Gerald Willhite
No. 47
Born: (1959-05-30) May 30, 1959 (age 60)
Sacramento, California
Career information
Position(s)Running back
Height5 ft 10 in (178 cm)
Weight200 lb (91 kg)
CollegeSan Jose State
NFL draft1982 / Round: 1 / Pick 21
Career history
As player
1982–1988Denver Broncos

Willhite was born in Sacramento, California and graduated from Cordova High School of Rancho Cordova, California in 1977.[1] Willhite currently owns and operates GW Spices BBQ Restaurant in Rancho Cucamonga, California.