It is widely known that running backs occupy the most strategic position in American football and players who feature in this position must be exceptionally fast and talented. However, there are many players who have become incredibly successful and ranks among the top NFL superstars. The Patriots star James White happens to be one of them. The running back isn’t just tactful in his game but has also established himself as one of the best pass catchers in the National Football League (NFL). Since the inception of his career, James has never missed a chance to impress his teammates and millions of fans. Read on, to find out more about the American football star below.
Who is James White (Running Back)?
James White is an American football player who plays at the running back position for the New England Patriots of the NFL. The player was picked by the Patriots during the NFL draft of 2014 and has completed four successful seasons with the team. Notably, he scored the winning point that led the Patriots to become the Super Bowl LI champions in 2017. In addition, James was equally among the Patriots’ Super Bowl XLIX winning squad in 2014.
The talented running back was born as James Calvin White on the 3rd day of February in 1992 in Fort Lauderdale City of Florida, United States. He started playing football when he was very young and he completed his high school career at St Thomas Aquinas High School situated in Fort Lauderdale. While he was there, James was named ‘Sweet Feet’ courtesy of his fast running ability. Finishing his high school career in 2009, James was placed among the top running back players in his school. He was equally rated as a three-star athlete by Scout.com and Rival.com.
Following his wonderful performances at St Thomas, James was scouted by so many universities including Michigan State University, South Florida University, and Clemson State University. He later chose to attend Wisconsin University for his college career. Joining the Wisconsin football team, the player featured for three seasons before he eventually declared for the NFL draft of 2014. During the draft, he was chosen by the New England Patriots in the first round of the draft. Since then he has been making a huge impact on his team to date. Learn more interesting facts about the star player below.
Here are Interesting Facts You Need To Know
James White is Endowed with Gifted Hands
White was selected in the NFL draft of 2014 and he was the 12th running back player to be selected overall. Joining the Patriots team, James quickly earned himself a permanent spot as the starting running back for the team. He has shown versatility and can compete in various positions in the field. More so, James has really done a good job as a pass catcher; all thanks to his reliable hands. His extraordinary pass protection and receiving abilities have distinguished White as one of the most prolific running backs in the NFL.
He is a Two-Time Pro Bowl Champion
James White has been enjoying a blossoming career and has made tremendous achievement with the Patriots. After his draft in 2014, White helped the team to clinch victory at the Super Bowl XLIX. During the competition, the Patriots defeated the Seattle Seahawks to win claim the championship title. Subsequently in 2017, alongside Tom Brady, James led the team to the Super Bowl LI finals. Being in top form, James made history by scoring the winning touchdown to seal their win over Atlanta Falcons. He became the 2nd player in NFL history to score the winning touchdown in overtime in a championship game. Tom, on the other hand, was named the MVP of the competition.
He Got Hitched to His College Sweetheart in 2018
James White has been very active both in and out of the field; he has been in a relationship with his college sweetheart named Diana Civitello. Diana is originally from Illinois and was born in the same year as James. The pair met each other while studying at Wisconsin University. At the time, she was one year behind James and she got her bachelor’s degree in biology in 2014. During their college days, Diana was White’s biggest fan and was present at every game. Soon after White was drafted by the Patriots, the pair moved to New England.
Interestingly, they reached a milestone in their relationship after James went on one knee with a ring in his hand. White proposed to Diana on a beach with a blistering diamond ring in March 2017. The perfect couple exchanged marital vows the following year and their wedding was held in Fort Lauderdale in March 2018. They currently live together with Diana’s pet dog Ace in New England.