James Calvin White (born February 3, 1992) is an American football running back for the New England Patriots of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at Wisconsin and was drafted by the Patriots in the fourth round of the 2014 NFL Draft. In Super Bowl LI, he scored three touchdowns, including the game-winning score in overtime. He set Super Bowl records for receptions with 14 and points scored with 20, including the first points ever scored in overtime in a Super Bowl.
The Patriots use White primarily as their third-down back, or as an extra wide receiver. His receiving statistics exceed his rushing statistics, with 2,164 yards and 19 touchdowns on 248 receptions, compared to just 856 yards and 7 touchdowns on only 207 carries. He is one of two holders of the all-time record for receptions in a single playoff game, 15, which he made in the AFC divisional round playoff game following the 2018 season.
White with the Patriots in 2015
|No. 28 – New England Patriots|
|Born:||February 3, 1992|
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
|Height:||5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)|
|Weight:||205 lb (93 kg)|
|High school:||St. Thomas Aquinas|
(Fort Lauderdale, Florida)
|NFL Draft:||2014 / Round: 4 / Pick: 130|
|Career highlights and awards|
|Career NFL statistics as of 2018|
White attended the St. Thomas Aquinas High School in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. While there, he played high school football for the Raiders. He was a part of the 2008 St. Thomas Aquinas National Championship team. At Aquinas, he primarily split time with Giovani Bernard, who is currently a running back for the Cincinnati Bengals. He rushed for over 1,000 yards and over 20 touchdowns in his senior year and was chosen to the (Broward) All-County team. White also played and lettered in baseball.
White came out of St. Thomas Aquinas as the 70th-ranked running back in his class, and as a three star recruit by Scout.com. He chose Wisconsin over Clemson, Michigan State, and South Florida, among others. He was given the nickname "sweet feet".
White attended Wisconsin from 2010–2013. He was named the 2010 Big Ten Freshman of the Year. White rushed for 1,052 yards and 14 touchdowns leading the Badgers to the 2011 Rose Bowl in Pasadena, California. In the 2011 season, he had 713 rushing yards and six rushing touchdowns to go along with 15 receptions for 150 yards. In the 2012 season, he finished with 806 rushing yards, 12 rushing touchdowns, eight receptions, 132 receiving yards, and one receiving touchdown. On November 16, 2013, White ran for a career-high 205 yards against Indiana. Also, during that game, White set a Wisconsin record for longest run from scrimmage (93 yards). In the 2013 season, he finished with 1,444 rushing yards, 13 rushing touchdowns, 39 receptions, 300 receiving yards, and two receiving touchdowns. White rushed for over 100 yards a game on 17 different occasions during his college career, despite splitting carries with John Clay, Montee Ball, and Melvin Gordon for most of his career.
|Year||Team||Att||Yds||Avg||Lng||Rush TDs||Rec||Yds||Avg||Lng||Rec TDs|
|Ht||Wt||Arm length||Hand size||40-yard dash||10-yd split||20-yd split||20-ss||3-cone||Vert jump||Broad||BP|
|5 ft 9 1⁄8 in
|29 1⁄4 in
|8 1⁄4 in
|4.57 s||1.60 s||2.66 s||4.20 s||7.05 s||32 in
|9 ft 6 in
|All values from NFL Combine.|
White was drafted by the New England Patriots in the fourth round (130th overall) of the 2014 NFL Draft. He was active for only three games for the Patriots. In Week 4, against the Kansas City Chiefs, he made his NFL debut. In the 41–14 loss, he had three carries for 21 yards and three receptions for 15 yards. He was inactive for the team's 28–24 win over the Seattle Seahawks in Super Bowl XLIX.
White emerged onto the national scene in Week 11 of the 2015 season with a two-touchdown performance in a 20–13 win over the Buffalo Bills on Monday Night Football after the starting running back, Dion Lewis, was lost for the season with a torn ACL. The win pushed the Patriots' record to 10–0 for the season. In Week 13, White caught a career-high 10 passes for 115 yards and a touchdown in the Patriots' 35–28 loss to the Philadelphia Eagles. Overall, he finished the 2015 season with 40 receptions for 410 receiving yards and four touchdowns to go along with 22 carries for 56 rushing yards and two rushing touchdowns.
White had a breakout season as the Patriots primary passing back with Lewis starting the season on the PUP list. In Week 5, which was Brady's return from suspension from Deflategate, White caught four passes for 63 yards in the victory over the Cleveland Browns. In Week 6 against the Cincinnati Bengals, White caught two touchdown passes from Tom Brady, a 15-yard and a six-yard while recording a team-high eight receptions for 47 yards and rushing seven times for 19 yards. In the Week 7 game against the Pittsburgh Steelers White caught his third touchdown pass of the season. In Week 11, against the San Francisco 49ers, White caught six passes for 63 yards and recorded his fourth touchdown of the season. In the Week 14 game against the Baltimore Ravens, White caught three passes for 81 yards, including a 61-yard catch and run from Tom Brady. In Week 16 against the New York Jets, White caught three passes for 32 yards and a touchdown, making it his fifth receiving touchdown of the season. With his Week 16 performance, White became one of four running backs to have 500 or more receiving yards in the 2016 season. Overall, he finished the 2016 season with 60 receptions for 551 receiving yards and five receiving touchdowns to go along with 39 carries for 166 rushing yards.
During Super Bowl LI against the Atlanta Falcons, White had 139 total yards (29 rushing, 110 receiving). He joined Roger Craig as the only running back with 100+ receiving yards in a Super Bowl and broke Denver Broncos wide receiver Demaryius Thomas's previous record for most receptions in a Super Bowl, which came in a 43–8 loss to the Seattle Seahawks in Super Bowl XLVIII, with 14. He scored three touchdowns and a two-point conversion, setting a record for points in a Super Bowl, with 20. All of those points came after the Patriots trailed 28–3 midway through the third quarter. Danny Amendola's two-point conversion following White's second touchdown tied the game, sending the Super Bowl to overtime for the first time ever. During overtime, White delivered the game-winning play by rushing two yards into the end zone for a touchdown as the Patriots won 34–28 , becoming the first team in 134 tries to win when trailing by 17+ after 3 quarters in a postseason game (the Patriots trailed by 19).
Quarterback Tom Brady, who won the Super Bowl MVP award, said that he believed White should have won the award instead. To show his thanks, Brady gave White his MVP prize, a pick up truck, which White graciously accepted from his quarterback. Several commentators, as well as Pittsburgh Steelers running back Le'Veon Bell, also argued that White should have won the award.
While White is the only player to score in overtime in a Super Bowl, he is the second player to score the winning touchdown in overtime in an NFL championship game: Alan Ameche, a fellow Wisconsin Badger, did so for the Baltimore Colts in 1958.
On April 18, 2017, White, who was entering the final year of his rookie contract, signed a three-year, $12 million extension with the Patriots through the 2020 season. The contract included $4.69 million in guarantees and an additional $3 million in incentives. White had 43 carries for 171 yards and caught 56 passes for 429 yards and scored three touchdowns. The Patriots finished the season with 13 wins and earned the #1-seed for the AFC Playoffs. In the Divisional Round against the Tennessee Titans, White recorded a rushing touchdown and receiving touchdown. In the AFC Championship Game, White recorded the Patriots' first touchdown of the game and the team would go on to win 24–20 and advance to the Super Bowl. In Super Bowl LII, White had seven carries for 45 yards and scored the Patriots' first touchdown of the game and also recorded two catches for 21 yards, but the Patriots lost 41–33 to the Philadelphia Eagles.
In 2018, White was named a team captain for the first time in his career. In Week 4, against the Miami Dolphins, he recorded 68 rushing yards, one rushing touchdown, and eight receptions for 44 receiving yards and a receiving touchdown in the 38–7 victory. In Week 5, he tied his career high with 10 receptions for 77 yards and a touchdown in a 38–24 victory over the Indianapolis Colts.
White finished the regular season setting career-highs in rushing yards with 425, rushing touchdowns with five, receptions with 87, receiving yards with 751, and receiving touchdowns with seven.
In the AFC Divisional Round against the Los Angeles Chargers, White tied the all-time single-game playoff receptions record with 15. In the AFC Championship Game, he had 6 carries for 23 yards, and 4 receptions for 49 yards, including a 30-yard reception, his teams longest of the game. White helped the Patriots reach Super Bowl LIII. Sony Michel took over most of the rushing duties in the game leaving White in a limited role as the Patriots defeated the Los Angeles Rams by a score of 13–3.
The 2013 Wisconsin Badgers football team represented the University of Wisconsin–Madison in the 2013 NCAA Division I FBS football season. The Badgers, led by first year head coach Gary Andersen, were members of the Leaders Division of the Big Ten Conference and played their home games at Camp Randall Stadium.National Underclassmen Combine
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The Wisconsin Badgers football team is a division I college football program. The Badgers have competed in the Big Ten Conference since its formation in 1896. They play their home games at Camp Randall Stadium, the fourth-oldest stadium in college football. Wisconsin is one of 26 College football programs to win 700 or more games. Wisconsin has had two Heisman Trophy winners, Alan Ameche and Ron Dayne, and have had Eleven former players inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame. As of December 27, 2018, the Badgers have an all-time record of 705–495–53.
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