UPDATE: James White set a Super Bowl record with his 14th catch of the game in overtime.
Have a day James White.
The former Wisconsin running back gave the Patriots their first touchdown of the game during the third quarter of Super Bowl LI vs. the Falcons on Sunday, but his part in a late New England drive easily tops that moment.
White started things off with a 13-yard reception immediately after the 2-minute warning, with the Patriots trailing 28-20. Former Michigan quarterback Tom Brady went right back to White on the next play — a 7-yard pass that set New England up on the 1-yard line.
That reception was White’s 12th of the game, breaking the record for receptions by a running back in a Super Bowl. Shane Vereen previously held the record with 11 receptions, which he set with the Patriots during Super Bowl XLIX.
So, on the 1 with a chance to tie the game, who did the Patriots go to? James White, of course.
Brady handed the ball off to White, who dove straight up the middle to make the score 28-26. The Pats would quickly convert the 2-point conversion to Danny Amendola to tie things up at 28 with 57 seconds left to play. The game would go to overtime, the first Super Bowl to ever go into OT.
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In addition to his huge touchdowns and reception record, White can also claim to be a member of an elite three-player Super Bowl group:
Players with a rushing TD and a receiving TD in a Super Bowl:
James White today
Ricky Watters in SB XXIX
Roger Craig in SB XIX
— ESPN Stats & Info (@ESPNStatsInfo) February 6, 2017