James White was drafted by the New England Patriots in the fourth round (130th overall) of the 2014 NFL Draft.
- Rushed ten times for 38 yards and added three receptions for 30 yards in the season opener vs. Kansas City (9/7).
- Rushed twice for 11 yards and was a key contributor in the passing game where he led the team in receptions with eight catches for 85 yards in the victory at New Orleans (9/17).
- Rushed five times for 17 yards while adding one catch for 11 yards in the victory vs. Houston (9/24).
- Made his first start of the season and led the team in receptions, tying a career-high in receptions with 10 catches for 47 yards while also rushing once for seven yards vs. Carolina (10/1).
- Caught seven balls for 57 yards out of the backfield, including a 24-yard second quarter catch on a wheel route down the sideline that put the Patriots in the red zone on an eventual scoring drive in the victory at Tampa Bay (10/5). Also rushed twice for three yards.
- Caught four balls for 22 yards while also rushing three times for 23 yards in the win at N.Y. Jets (10/15).
- Rushed four times for 19 yards as part of a rushing attack that had a season-high 162 yards on the ground, while adding a team-high five receptions for 28 yards, including a second quarter 2-yard touchdown reception from QB Tom Brady with less than 30 seconds remaining in the half to give the Patriots a 17-0 lead at the break in the win vs. Atlanta (10/22).
- Was a key figure in the passing game, hauling in five receptions for a game-high 85 yards, while adding one carry for two yards in the win vs. L.A. Chargers (10/29).
2016 (16/4, 3/0)
- Played in all 16 regular-season games with four starts and registered 39 rushing attempts for 166 yards (4.3 avg.) and finished second on the team with 60 receptions for 551 yards and five touchdowns. Also returned two kickoffs for 28 yards. His five receiving touchdowns were tied for most among NFL running backs (Theo Riddick, Detroit) and 60 receptions were third at his position.
- Appeared in all three postseason games and totaled seven rushing attempts for 29 yards (4.1 avg.) and two touchdowns and caught 18 passes for 137 yards and two scores. Also successfully converted a two-point attempt.
- Caught two touchdown passes in the win vs. Cincinnati (10/16) - a 15-yard pass in the second quarter and a 4-yard pass 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.
- Totaled two receptions for 32 yards , including a 19-yard touchdown in the win at Pittsburgh (10/23).
- Tallied six receptions for 63 yards and a touchdown in the win at San Francisco (11/20).
- Rushed twice for 3 yards and added three receptions for 81 yards, including a season-long 61-yard catch and run that helped set up a Patriots touchdown in the win vs. Baltimore (12/12). Also returned one kick for 18 yards.
- Caught three passes for 32 yards and a touchdown in addition to 14 rushing yards on one attempt in the win vs. N.Y. Jets (12/24).
- Caught a 19-yard touchdown pass from Tom Brady in the Divisional Round win vs. Houston (1/14).
- Set a Super Bowl record for receptions with 14 that helped erase a 25-point deficit in the comeback victory over Atlanta in Super Bowl LI (2/5). 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. Caught a 5-yard touchdown pass that kick started the comeback in the third quarter, converted a critical two-point conversion on a direct snap out of the backfield that cut the deficit to one possession 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. Then scored the game-winning touchdown in overtime on a 2-yard run that capped off the comeback and captured the Super Bowl LI victory. His 20 points are also a single-game Super Bowl record.
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.
James White set regular-season career highs with 10 receptions and 115 receiving yards vs. Philadelphia (12/6/15). White's 115 receiving yards were the second-highest such total for a Patriots running back since the 1970 AFL-NFL merger, trailing only Shane Vereen's team-record 153 receiving yards vs. Cleveland on Dec. 8, 2013. White's 10 catches are the third highest such total of the Bill Belichick era for a running back (since 2000), trailing only Shane Vereen's club record 12 catches vs. Cleveland on Dec. 8, 2013, and Kevin Faulk's 11 catches vs. Tampa Bay on Sept. 3, 2000.
SUPER BOWL RECORD SETTER
- James White set a Super Bowl record with 14 receptions for 110 yards. The previous high was 13 receptions by WR Demaryius Thomas of Denver in Super Bowl XLVII.
- White also set a Super Bowl record by scoring 20 points with two rushing touchdowns, one touchdown reception and one two-point conversion.