Super Bowl Champion James White Celebrates at the Magic Kingdom

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White, a former fourth-round draft pick, also had a key two-point conversion late in the game.

James White wasn't sure of his role in the gameplan here for Super Bowl LI.

In New England's previous two playoff outings, White totaled one carry and four receptions, and in the Patriots' last Super Bowl appearance, two years ago in Arizona, he was inactive.

The Patriots overcame their 21-point deficit in the fourth quarter to eventually beat the Atlanta Falcons in overtime, 34 to 28. "I grew up watching James White, he was one of the first Badgers I remember watching a lot and I was a big fan of him in high school and middle school", said Bilkey.

White likely would have earned himself MVP honors if it weren't for Brady, setting Super Bowl records with 14 receptions and 20 points scored, including the final six on the game-winning play in overtime. So were his 20 touches and three touchdowns.

Then the miracle catch of the game by Edelman gave New England fresh momentum and Brady hit Amendola and suddenly, the ball is at the Falcons 20.

Following the incredible victory, Patriots running back James White hopped on a plane to Orlando and joined Mickey Mouse for a Super Bowl victory parade.

"We knew the second half was going to be a long half for us".

And today, he gets a reward to go along with the satisfaction of winning a Super Bowl in dramatic fashion.

James, who played at Michigan State, was still in dream-mode after the come-from-behind win. He ran the ball in some critical situations for us. You could never imagine it.

"It's preached to this team every single day", White said on the FS1 postgame show. "One week you may play five snaps, one week you may play 80". My number was called, and I just wanted to answer it, no matter whether it's catching the ball, blocking, running the ball.

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