Sharod White was born on November 2, 1981 in James Island, SC. He attended St. James High in Charleston, SC before enrolling at UAB. He started 7 of 9 games as a true freshman, catching 14 passes for 236 yards (16.9 avg) and 2 touchdowns. As a sophomore, he logged all 12 starts, and finished the season with 39 catches for 580 yards (14.9 avg) and 3 scores. He put up similar numbers as a junior with 12 starts, 39 catches for 844 yards (21.6 avg) and 7 touchdowns. He had 71 catches for a nation-leading 1452 yards (20.5 avg) and 14 touchdowns as a senior. For his career, he also returned 5 kickoffs for 76 yards (15.2 avg). He earned 2nd team All-Conference USA honors as a junior, and 1st team honors as a senior. He was selected by the Atlanta Falcons in the 1st round (27th overall) of the 2005 NFL Draft. He was voted to the NFC Pro Bowl team in 2008, 2009, 2010, and 2011.
Signed by Atlanta Falcons on July 31, 2005 ... Signed to a contract extension on August 8, 2009.
Signed to a five-year contract worth $7.3 million, including about $4.75 million in guaranteed money. The guaranteed money is most likely made up of a signing bonus and an option bonus in 2006 ... Signed a six-year extension worth up $50 million in 2009. The deal includes $42.72 million in new money. $18.6 million of his new contract is guaranteed, including his 2009 and 2010 base salaries along with a $6 million signing bonus. His 2009 base salary increases from $2.28 million to $6 million. His remaining base salaries are: $6.6 million (2010); $4 million (2011); $5.5 million (2012); $5.6 million (2013); $5 million (2014). He is due a $5.3 million option bonus in 2011, and a $1 million roster bonus in 2013. Included in the deal are $4 million in additional incentives/escalators based around Pro Bowl appearances and $1 million off-season workout bonuses (2010-14).