NFL: Patriots running back James White announces retirement

NFL: Patriots running back James White announces retirement

Three-time Super Bowl winner James White announced his retirement on Thursday.

The 30-year-old running back spent all seven years of his NFL career with the New England Patriots.

“Thank you to my teammates for pushing me to be a better person and a better player,” White wrote in a post via his Twitter account. I cherish all the relationships I’ve had the chance to build during my time here. It was these relationships that helped me become the man I am today. »

After playing college football at the University of Wisconsin, the Fort Lauderdale, Florida native was drafted by the Patriots in the fourth round of the 2014 NFL Draft.

White played 95 games for the Massachusetts squad, rushing for 1,278 yards and 11 touchdowns, as well as passing for 3,278 yards and 25 touchdowns.

The American is best known for his performances during the Super Bowl, where he holds several records, including the most receptions in a game (14), the most passing yards by a running back (110) and most points scored in a game (20).

That 20-point performance came in Super Bowl LI in one of the most thrilling games in history. With the Atlanta Falcons leading 28-3, White scored 20 points in the second half, including the overtime touchdown to complete the comeback and give the victory to his team. It was also the first and only time that a Super Bowl was decided in overtime.

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