James White Bio, Age, Height, Net Worth, College, Contract and Stats

By | May 27, 2021

James White Biography

James White ( James Calvin White) 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. White as well 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. He as well earned 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.

James White Age

Whitewas born on February 3, 1992 in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

James White High School Career

White attended the St. Thomas Aquinas High School in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, and was a part of the St. Thomas Aquinas National Championship team of 2008. He primarily split time with Giovani Bernard at Aquinas, who is currently a running back for the Cincinnati Bengals. White 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.

He came out of St. Thomas Aquinas as the 70th-ranked running back in his class and as a three star recruit according to Scout.com. White chose Wisconsin over Clemson, Michigan State, and South Florida, among others. He was given the nickname “sweet feet”

White attended Wisconsin from 2010 to 2013. In 2010 he was named the Big Ten Freshman of the Year. He rushed for 1,052 yards and 14 touchdowns leading the Badgers to the 2011 Rose Bowl in Pasadena, California. He had 713 rushing yards and six rushing touchdowns to go along with 15 receptions for 150 yards in the 2011 season.

He finished with 806 rushing yards, 12 rushing touchdowns, eight receptions, 132 receiving yards and one receiving touchdown in the 2012 season. White ran for a career-high 205 yards against Indiana on November 16, 2013. Also, during that game, White set a Wisconsin record for longest run from scrimmage (93 yards).

In the 2013 season, White finished with 1,444 rushing yards, 13 rushing touchdowns, 39 receptions, 300 receiving yards, and two receiving touchdowns. He 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.

James White 2014 Season: Rookie year

New England Patriots drafted White in the fourth round (130th overall) of the 2014 NFL Draft. White was active for only three games for the Patriots. White made his NFL debut in Week 4, against the Kansas City Chiefs. White had three carries for 21 yards and three receptions for 15 yards in the 41–14 loss. White was inactive for the team’s 28-24 win over the Seattle Seahawks in Super Bowl XLIX.

James White 2015 season

In Week 11 of the 2015 season, White emerged onto the national scene 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.

White caught a career-high 10 passes for 115 yards and a touchdown in Week 13, in the Patriots’ 35–28 loss to the Philadelphia Eagles. Overall, White 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.

James White 2016 Season

White had a breakout season as the Patriots primary passing back with Lewis starting the season on PUP. In Week 5, White caught 4 passes for 63 yards which was Brady’s return from suspension. White caught two touchdown passes from Tom Brady, in Week 6 against the Bengals, a 15-yard and a 6-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 he caught his third touchdown pass of the season. In Week 11, against the San Francisco 49ers, he 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 3 passes for 81 yards, including a 61-yard catch and run from Tom Brady.

In Week 16 game against the New York Jets, White caught 3 passes for 32 yards and a touchdown, making it his fifth receiving touchdown of the season. With his Week 16 performance, he became one of four running backs to have 500 or more receiving yards in the 2016 season. Overall, White 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.

James White Super Bowl LI

White had 139 total yards (29 rushing, 110 receiving) during Super Bowl LI against the Atlanta Falcons. White 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.

White scored 3 touchdowns and a 2-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 2-point conversion following White’s second touchdown tied the game, sending the Super Bowl to overtime for the first time ever.

White delivered the finishing blow during overtime by rushing two yards into the end zone for the game-winning 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).

Tom Brady, a Quarterback 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, including 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 also 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

White, who was entering the final year of his rookie contract, on April 18, 2017, signed a three-year, $12 million extension with the Patriots through the 2020 season. The contract includes $4.69 million in guarantees and an additional $3 million in incentives. He had 43 carries for 171 yards and caught 56 passes for 429 yards and scored three touchdowns.

Patriots finished the season with 13 wins and earned the #1 seed. White recorded a rushing touchdown and receiving touchdown in the Divisional Round against the Tennessee Titans. In the AFC Championship Game, he 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, he had 7 carries for 45 yards and scored the Patriots’ first touchdown of the game and also recorded 2 catches for 21 yards, but the Patriots lost 41-33 to the Philadelphia Eagles.

James White 2018 Season

White was named a team captain for the first time in his career in 2018. He recorded 68 rushing yards in Week 4, against the Miami Dolphins, one rushing touchdown, and eight receptions for 44 receiving yards and a receiving touchdown in the 38–7 victory.

In Week 5, White tied his career high with 10 receptions for 77 yards and a touchdown in the 38–24 victory over the Indianapolis Colts. In the AFC divisional round, against the Los Angeles Chargers, White tied the all-time single-game playoff receptions record with 15.

James White Net Worth

White has an estimated net worth of $1.28 million.

James White Height and Weight

White stands tall at a height 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m) andhas a body weight 205 lb (93 kg).

James White Contract

White got signed a 3 year, $12,000,000 contract with the New England Patriots, including a $4,000,000 signing bonus, $4,690,000 guaranteed and an average salary of $4,000,000 annually.

James White College

White played his college football at Wisconsin and was drafted by the Patriots in the fourth round of the 2014 NFL Draft.

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