James White (running back)

James White

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White with the Patriots
No. 28New England Patriots
Position: Running back
Personal information
Date of birth: (1992-02-03) February 3, 1992
Place of birth: Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Height: 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
Weight: 205 lb (93 kg)
Career information
High school: Fort Lauderdale (FL) Aquinas
College: Wisconsin
NFL Draft: 2014 / Round: 4 / Pick: 130
Career history
Roster status: Active
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics as of Week 12, 2016
Rushing yards: 206
Rushing average: 3.5
Rushing touchdowns: 2
Receptions: 88
Receiving yards: 808
Receiving touchdowns: 8
Player stats at NFL.com

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.[1] He chose Wisconsin over Clemson, Michigan State, and South Florida, among others.

College career

White running the ball against Iowa, a Badgers rival, in November 2013.

White was named the 2010 Big Ten Freshman of the year.[2] 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).

College statistics

Year Team Att Yards Avg Long Rush TDs Rec Yards Rec TDs
2010 Wisconsin 156 1,052 6.7 66 14 11 88 0
2011 Wisconsin 141 713 5.1 49 6 15 150 0
2012 Wisconsin 125 806 6.4 69 12 8 132 1
2013 Wisconsin 221 1,444 6.5 93 13 39 300 2
College Totals 643 4,015 6.2 93 45 73 670 3

Professional career

2014 NFL Draft

Pre-draft measurables
Ht WtArm lengthHand size 40-yd dash 10-yd split 20-yd split 20-ss 3-cone Vert Broad BP
5 ft 9 in 204 lb29 1/4 in8 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.[3]

New England Patriots

He was drafted by the New England Patriots in the 4th round (130th overall) during the 2014 NFL Draft.[4] 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.[5] 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.[6]

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.


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