James White was drafted by the New England Patriots in the fourth round (130th overall) of the 2014 NFL Draft.
- Caught five passes for 40 yards and rushed for four yards on one carry in the win at Arizona (9/11). Turned a short pass from QB Jimmy Garoppolo into a 21-yard gain on the Patriots first quarter field goal drive.
- Rushed for 19 yards on four carries including a career-long 16-yard run and caught two passes for a total of 10 yards in the win vs. Miami (9/18).
- Recorded 12 rushing yards on three attempts and caught one pass for 2 yards in the win vs. Houston (9/22).
- Tied with Martellus Bennett for a team-high five receptions for 50 yards vs. Buffalo (10/2) and also rushed for 12 yards on four carries.
- Caught four passes for 63 yards, including a 36-yard catch to mark the second-longest of his career, and rushed five times for a career-high 26 yards in the win at Cleveland (10/9).
- Caught two touchdown passes in the win vs. Cincinnati (10/16) with a 15-yard reception in the second quarter and a 4-yard reception in the third quarter to mark the first two-touchdown reception game of his career, and his second career two-touchdown game overall. Finished the day with a team-high eight receptions for 47 yards and also rushed for 19 yards on seven attempts.
- Made two catches for 32 yards and caught a 19-yard touchdown pass from Tom Brady in the first quarter to put the Patriots on the board first in the win at Pittsburgh (10/23).
- Made his first start of the season in the win at Buffalo (10/30). Rushed twice for 15 yards and added two receptions for 14 yards.
- Started at running back and made four receptions for 32 yards vs. Seattle (11/13). Also ran for five yards on two attempts.
- Recorded a 9-yard touchdown reception in the second quarter for his fourth receiving touchdown of the 2016 season to match his career-best in the win at San Francisco (11/20). Made six total receptions for a toal of 63 yards.
- Caught four passes for 22 yards, including a key fourth-down conversion with under three minutes left to play on the Patriots go-ahead scoring drive in the win at N.Y. Jets (11/27).
- Ran for a total of 17 yards on three carries to go along with his four receptions for 18 yards in the win vs. Los Angeles (12/4). Also returned one kickoff for 10 yards.
- Rushed twice for three yards but added three receptions for 81 yards, including a season-long 61-yard reception in the second quarter that helped set up a Patriots touchdown in the win vs. Baltimore (12/12). Also returned one kick for 18 yards.
- Rushed three times for 11 yards and added three receptions for 24 yards in the win at Denver (12/18).
- Caught three passes for 32 yards and a touchdown in addition to totaling 14 rushing yards on one attempt in the win vs. N.Y. Jets (12/24).
- Rushed twice for nine yards and added four catches for 21 yards in the win at Miami (1/1).
2015 (14/1, 2/1)
- Played in 14 regular - season contests with one start and posted 22 rushing attempts for 56 yards and two touchdowns. Also registered 40 receptions for 410 yards (10.3 avg.) and four touchdowns.
- Appeared in both playoff contests with one start and registered six rushing attempts for 16 yards and seven receptions for 84 yards (12.0 avg.).
- Was inactive at Buffalo (9/20) and vs. Washington (11/8).
- Made his first NFL start, rushing twice for four yards and catching three passes for 26 yards in the win vs. N.Y. Jets (10/25).
- Scored his first NFL touchdowns on a 20 - yard pass in the second quarter and a 6 - yard rush in the third quarter in the win vs. Buffalo (11/23). Totaled two rushes for 14 yards and two receptions for 32 yards in the game.
- Set a career high with 10 receptions for 115 yards and a 4 - yard touchdown vs. Philadelphia (12/6). White’s 115 receiving yards were the fourth most in Patriots history by a running back in a game.
- Led the team in receptions with seven catches for 71 yards, including a 30 - yard touchdown in the win vs. Tennessee (12/20).
- Rushed twice for four yards and caught five passes for 28 yards, including a 9 - yard touchdown with 1:55 left in the fourth quarter, forcing the game into overtime at N.Y. Jets (12/27).
- Led the team with 63 receiving yards on two catches and also rushed three times for five yards at Miami (1/3).
- Made his first postseason start in the AFC Championship at Denver (1/24), where he rushed five times for 11 yards and caught five passes for 45 yards
2014 (3/0, 0/0)
- Played in three regular-season games and tallied 38 yards rushing on nine carries (4.2 avg.) and five receptions for 23 yards.
- Was inactive for 13 regular-season games and all three playoff contests.
- Made his NFL debut at Kansas City (9/29), carrying three times for 21 yards and posting three receptions for 15 yards.
- Rushed six times for 17 yards and fell on a Tom Brady fumble in the win vs. Chicago (10/26).
- Caught two passes for eight yards vs. Buffalo (12/28).
- Played in 52 games with 12 starts and finished career ranked No. 4 all-time at Wisconsin with 4,015 rushing yards and third all-time at UW in rushing touchdowns (45), which is tied for the eighth-most in Big Ten history. Also ranks third all-time at UW in total touchdowns (48), the ninth-most by a Big Ten player.
- Finished career ranked No. 4 all-time at UW with 5,450 all-purpose yards and set UW record for career average per rushing attempt at 6.24 yards per carry, the fifth-best mark in Big Ten history.
- With 1,052 rushing yards as a freshman and 1,444 as a senior, became eighth player in school history with multiple 1,000-yard rushing seasons.
- In 2013, combined with RB Melvin Gordon (1,609) to set FBS single-season record for rushing yards by teammates at 3,053 yards.
- Finished with 18 career 100-yard rushing games, tied for the sixth-most in school history.
- Recorded the longest run in school history with 93-yard touchdown on UW's first play from scrimmage vs. Indiana (11/16/13).
- Set school record for receiving yards by a running back with 670 for his career.
- Rushed 319 times for 2,568 yards and 38 touchdowns and made 65 catches for 473 yards and eight touchdowns in his high school career.
- As a senior, named first-team all-county, compiling 136 rushes for 1,145 yards and 15 touchdowns and made 24 catches for 253 yards and five touchdowns.
- Named all - county second - team as a junior after rushing for 18 touchdowns and 960 yards on 127 carries and catching 17 passes for 184 yards and three touchdowns.
- Named honorable mention all - county as a sophomore, rushing for 463 yards and five touchdowns on 56 carries.
- Also lettered in baseball.
- Relative, Santana Moss, played in the NFL for the Washington Redskins.
- Relative, Craig White, played football at the University of Minnesota.
- Studied agricultural and life sciences with a focus in communication at Wisconsin.