Roddy White to participate in ESPN The Weekend

101024 Atlanta - ONE HANDED CATCH - Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Roddy White makes a one handed catch against Cincinnati Bengals cornerback Adam Jones for a 1st down during 2nd quarter action at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta on Sunday, Oct. 24 , 2010.    Curtis Compton  ccompton@ajc.com

101024 Atlanta - ONE HANDED CATCH - Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Roddy White makes a one handed catch against Cincinnati Bengals cornerback Adam Jones for a 1st down during 2nd quarter action at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta on Sunday, Oct. 24 , 2010. Curtis Compton ccompton@ajc.com

After leading the league in receptions with 115, wide receiver Roddy White’s national profile continues to rise.

He will participate in the eighth annual ESPN The Weekend at the Walt Disney World Resort  on Friday through Sunday.

The event is a sports-themed weekend where fans have an opportunity meet White, several other players, sports figures and ESPN personalities.

This year’s lineup at Disney’s Hollywood Studios features more than 35 athletes and ESPN stars, including former University of Florida football coach and current ESPN college football analyst Urban Meyer, Cincinnati Bengals receiver Chad Ochocinco, N.Y. Jets running back LaDainian Tomlinson, Arizona Cardinals receiver Larry Fitzgerald, NBA Hall of Famer Julius “Dr. J” Erving and MLB Hall of Famer Cal Ripken, Jr., plus former NFL star Derrick Brooks, ex-NBA great Alonzo Mourning and current Orlando Magic players.

For more information on ESPN The Weekend at Walt Disney World Resort, visit www.espntheweekend.com.

–D. Orlando Ledbetter, The Atlanta Falcons beat blog

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RealBirdFan

March 2nd, 2011
9:40 am

Just dont get the big head Rod

Sid

March 2nd, 2011
9:54 am

Exactly RealBirdFan, RW has shown on occasion that 85 and TO side of his personality and it isn’t something I like to see, especially when it’s detrimental to the team or a drive. Stay within yourself RW, everyone knows you’re awesome!

Delbert D.

March 2nd, 2011
10:28 am

If he hangs around with Dr. J, he’ll be fine. Class act.

JONESBORO SLIM

March 2nd, 2011
10:58 am

There is so much “dislike” for T.O. whats wrong with a player who wants to win and win only….the only time we know what T.O. was doing was when television was forcusing on him on the sidelines instead of the game…and the statement he made on the ESPN regarding the Bengals situations mainly what Carson Palmer really wanted to say ….if you talk with a Cincy fan they will tell you the same thing…. and what about his past statements regarding the QB’s he’s played with…and it seemed like TV was seaching for anything on him when he played at Buffalo….and finally there were no players that said he was a disruption in the locker room…so all I can say is keep drinking the media’s “KOOL AID”……..

Art Vandelay

March 2nd, 2011
12:34 pm

I’m afraid it’s just the nature of standout WRs to feel the need to call attention to themselves. I don’t think it makes Roddy a bad guy, but I’ve never been able to figure out why it’s the WR position specifically. T.O., Chad Whatever-his-name-is, Randy Moss, Javon Walker, Brandon Marshall, Keyshawn Johnson, and a host of other talented receivers have been completely unable to just go about their business and let their performance speak for itself. I’ve never understood why someone with so much talent isn’t content letting the accolades come based on what he does on the field, not based on how much he talks about himself (often in third person). But why is this phenomenon limited to WRs (and CBs, who are just WRs with bad hands)? You don’t see the same false bravado from top RBs, DLs, or QBs…what gives?

Thankfully, for every T.O. or Keyshawn, there’s a real class act like Larry Fitzgerald, Jerry Rice, Anquan Boldin or Hines Ward.

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Dell706

March 2nd, 2011
5:35 pm

He needs to be in Fitz ear out their!!!!

RobbE33

March 2nd, 2011
5:52 pm

Please, rowdy Rod-man, more Jerry Rice and less Chad-cinco. Can’t someone just take him fishing instead? ;~]

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The Nature Boy

March 2nd, 2011
6:53 pm

I smell badness, Roddy keeps it together= HOF, Roddy starts rappin= Ocho/loser/cinco. WOOO

Jim

March 3rd, 2011
12:21 pm

Hey Roddy convince Larry F to come to Atlanta!!!!!!!!!!

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