Miami Dolphins’ quarterback Mike White’s faith and upbringing unveiled
Miami Dolphins quarterback, Mike White, has been on a winning streak, leading his team to a 45-15 victory over the Commanders in Week 13. This win has not only got the Dolphins the top seed in the AFC but also made them a potential contender for the Super Bowl. However, beyond his impressive on-field performance, fans are curious about White’s personal life, including his faith, ethnicity, and family ties.
Queries about Mike White’s faith, whether he is Christian or Jewish, are common among fans. While White has not openly discussed his religious beliefs, there are certain indications that he might be a Christian. Notably, he participated in the NFL’s “My Cause, My Cleats” initiative, supporting ‘The Salvation Army,’ a Christian charity organization. Moreover, his left arm inked with the biblical verse “Philippians 4:13” adds weight to this assumption.
Contrarily, some fans conjecture that White might be of Jewish faith, with their speculation based on his surname and physical features. However, there is no factual evidence to substantiate this claim. White’s roots are predominantly English, with smaller proportions of Swedish, Norwegian, German, and Cornish heritage. His surname, ‘White’, could either be an Old English nickname for someone with fair hair or skin or a place name meaning ‘white’.
White’s father, James Melville “Mel” White, is a former speechwriter and ghostwriter for Religious Right figures, known for their anti-Semitic rhetoric. Mel White, who later came out as gay, founded the gay-rights organization ‘Soulforce’ and became an advocate for LGBTQ+ Christians. Given the background, it is likely that Mike White is a Christian, unattached to any specific church or denomination, with a more progressive and inclusive outlook on Christianity.
Born on March 25, 1995, in Pembroke Pines, Florida, Mike White is the son of Mel and Lyla White, who separated when he was young. He has two elder siblings, Alex and Molly. Despite being raised in an orthodox family with no ties to the entertainment industry, White has always been passionate about writing and sports.
His education was at the University School of Nova Southeastern University in Davie, Florida, where he shone in both football and basketball. After a successful stint at South Florida, he transferred to Western Kentucky for his final two seasons of college football. White entered the NFL, drafted by the Dallas Cowboys in 2018, made a brief appearance for the New York Jets, and finally joined the Miami Dolphins as an unrestricted free agent in 2023.
White’s ethnicity is primarily white, with roots in various European countries. There may also be a hint of Native American lineage, as suggested by his paternal grandmother’s name, Betty Jean Red Cloud, but this remains unverified by official sources. White is proud of his heritage and often shares pictures of his family on social media, crediting them for their constant support and inspiration in his career.