James White (running back)
White with the Patriots
|No. 28 New England Patriots|
|Date of birth:||February 3, 1992|
|Place of birth:||Fort Lauderdale, Florida|
|Height:||5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)|
|Weight:||205 lb (93 kg)|
|High school:||Fort Lauderdale (FL) Aquinas|
|NFL Draft:||2014 / Round: 4 / Pick: 130|
|Career highlights and awards|
|Career NFL statistics as of Week 12, 2016|
James White (born February 3, 1992) is an American football running back for the New England Patriots of the National Football League (NFL). He [college football]] at Wisconsin and was drafted by the Patriots in the fourth round of the 2014 NFL Draft.
High school career
White attended St. Thomas Aquinas High School in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, and was a part of the 2009 St. Thomas Aquinas mythical high school "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.
White 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. 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. 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).
|Year||Team||Att||Yards||Avg||Long||Rush TDs||Rec||Yards||Rec TDs|
2014 NFL Draft
|Ht||Wt||Arm length||Hand size||40-yd dash||10-yd split||20-yd split||20-ss||3-cone||Vert||Broad||BP|
|5 ft 9 in||204 lb||29 1/4 in||8 1/4 in||4.57 s||2.51 s||1.58 s||4.20 s||7.05 s||32 in||9 ft 5 in||23 reps|
|All values from NFL Combine.|
New England Patriots
He was drafted by the New England Patriots in the 4th round (130th overall) during the 2014 NFL Draft. White was inactive in all but three games for the Patriots, including the team's win 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 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 Philadelphia.
In 2016, White had a breakout season as the Patriots primary passing back with Lewis starting the season on PUP. In Week 6 against the Bengals, White caught two touchdown passes from Tom Brady, a 15-yard and a 6-yard to mark his first two-touchdown game of his career. He finished the day with a team-high eight receptions for 47 yards while rushing seven times for 19 yards.