James White was drafted by the New England Patriots in the fourth round (130th overall) of the 2014 NFL Draft.
2016 (16/4, 2/0)
- 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).
- Caught a 19-yard touchdown pass from Tom Brady in the third quarter of the Divisional Round win vs. Houston (1/14).
- Contributed on offense with three catches for eight yards in the AFC Championship game win vs. Pittsburgh (1/22).
- Set a Super Bowl record for receptions with 14 catches out of the backfield in a massive performance that helped erase a 25 point deficit in the comeback victory over Atlanta in Super Bowl LI (2/5). White totaled 110 yards receiving to go along with 29 yards rushing on six attempts and was involved in several key scoring plays throughout the comeback. He caught a five-yard touchdown pass that kickstarted the comeback, converted a critical two-point conversion on a direct snap out of the backfield that cut the deficit to one possesion with less than six minutes to play in the fourth quarter, and rushed for another touchdown with just 57 seconds left in regulation that put the team in position to tie the game with another two-point conversion. As a finale, he scored the game-winning touchdown in overtime on a two-yard run that capped off the comeback and captured the Super Bowl LI victory for the team.
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.