The Super Bowl was very — very — good to former Wisconsin running back James White.
Trailing 28-3 in the third quarter of Super Bowl LI on Sunday night, the New England Patriots scored the game’s final 31 points in Houston to beat the Falcons 34-28 in overtime, the first OT in Super Bowl history.
And it was White doing a majority of the damage, scoring 3 touchdowns, including the game-winner in the extra frame. After giving the Patriots their first touchdown of the game, White also proceeded to break the Super Bowl record for receptions, score the game-tying touchdown late in the fourth quarter and finally rush in the game-winning score on New England’s first overtime drive, a run from second-and-goal from the Atlanta 2.
White’s effort on the final play was terrific, as the 25-year-old pushed through three Falcons defenders to cross the goal line.
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JAMES WHITE. MVP. HERCULEAN EFFORT. pic.twitter.com/yrgQRuq7JH
— Barstool Sports (@barstooltweetss) February 6, 2017
White finished the game with just six carries for 29 yards (4.8 yards per carry), but had the 3 scores — two rushing, one receiving — to go along with his Super Bowl-record 14 receptions. White had 110 receiving yards, which was the most by any player in the game, including Atlanta superstar Julio Jones, who finished with 87 yards on just 4 catches.
That guy all over your timeline tonight… he's a Badger.
Now, he's a Super Bowl champion. ?
— Wisconsin Football (@BadgerFootball) February 6, 2017