The quote if from NFL.com, dude sounds like he was a total stud. Thought some might enjoy such a person considering what many are like in today's world.
In 1938, back when there were only 10 teams, nine running backs were drafted in the first round, including Colorado's Byron "Whizzer" White. He led the league in rushing in his rookie season with Pittsburgh, which took White with the fourth overall pick. White was a Rhodes Scholar, and he took 1939 off to study at Oxford. He returned to the NFL with Detroit in 1940 and led the NFL in rushing again. He played one more season before leaving football to serve as an intelligence officer for the U.S. Navy in World War II.