|James White Quick Info|
|Height||5 ft 10 in|
|Date of Birth||February 3, 1992|
James White is an American professional football player who has represented, as a running back, the New England Patriots in the National Football League (NFL). Drafted by the team in the 4th round of the 2014 NFL Draft, he has won the Super Bowl (the annual championship game of the NFL) thrice (XLIX, LI, LIII). He was also named in the New England Patriots’ ‘2010s: All-Decade Team’.
James Calvin White
Fort Lauderdale, Broward County, Florida, United States
Florida, United States
James had graduated, in 2010, from St.Thomas Aquinas High School, a private, Roman Catholic, college-preparatory institution in his hometown of Fort Lauderdale. Later that year, he had joined the University of Wisconsin-Madison, graduating in 2013.
Professional American Football Player
- Father – Tyrone White (Captain in the Miami-Dade Police Department) (d. September 20, 2020)
- Mother – Lisa White
28 – New England Patriots
5 ft 10 in or 178 cm
88 kg or 194 lbs
Girlfriend / Spouse
James has dated –
- Diana Civitello (2012–Present) – James began dating Diana Civitello in 2012 when they were both attending the University of Wisconsin-Madison. James proposed to her in March 2017, and the couple got married a year later, in March 2018, in a ceremony in Florida. They have a son together named Xzavier White (b. September 2019).
Race / Ethnicity
He is of African-American descent.
- Toned physique
- Close-cropped hair
- Sports a thick beard
- Has his left arm covered in tattoos
- Affable smile
James White Facts
- As of September 2020, he had jointly held, with Darren Sproles, the all-time NFL record for ‘Most Receptions in a Playoff Game’ (15). He had achieved the feat in the AFC (American Football Conference) divisional round playoff game following the 2018 season.
- In the 2016 NFL season, his breakthrough year for the New England Patriots, he was just 1 of 4 running backs to have recorded 500 or more receiving yards. He had finished the season with 60 receptions for 551 receiving yards and 5 receiving touchdowns, along with 39 carries for 166 rushing yards.
- During Super Bowl LI, he had set several new records including ‘Most Receptions in a Super Bowl Game’ (14), ‘Most Receiving Yards by a Running Back in a Super Bowl Game’ (139), and ‘Most Points in a Super Bowl Game’ (20). This was also the first time that a Super Bowl game had gone into overtime and James had become the first player ever to score in overtime in a Super Bowl game.
- He had also delivered the game-winning play in that match by rushing 2 yards into the end zone for a touchdown as the game ended in his team’s favor with a scoreline of 34–28. This made the New England Patriots the first team ever to win any post-season game, let alone a Super Bowl when trailing by more than 17 points after 3 quarters.
- Although many analysts and even players felt that James had deserved the ‘Super Bowl MVP award’ for that game, the trophy had gone to NFL legend Tom Brady. Tom, on his part, decided to give his MVP prize, a pickup truck, to James which the latter accepted gracefully.
Featured Image by James White / Instagram