Ex-Patriots Running Back James White Loses Wisconsin Record

White previously set the record in 2013


September 3

Former New England Patriots running back and three-time Super Bowl champion James White lost some bragging rights at his alma mater on Saturday.

During the Wisconsin Badgers’ 38-0 blowout victory over the Illinois State Redbirds, Wisconsin sophomore running back Braelon Allen broke White’s record with a 96-yard touchdown in the game’s second quarter.

You can watch the record-setting play unfold here, as tweeted by Fox College Football.

White, who spent four seasons (2010-2013) during his collegiate career at Wisconsin, set the record for the longest touchdown run (93 yards) during his senior season against Indiana in 2013 — a record that stood for nine years, including White’s entire NFL career.

White wasn’t upset to see his record fall, congratulating Allen on social media.

“Well it was fun while it lasted (multiple crying laughing face emojis),” White tweeted. “@BraelonAllen good stuff lil bro!”

The ex-NFL veteran of eight seasons officially announced his retirement on Aug. 11, breaking the news himself on Twitter.

While White no longer holds that Wisconsin record, the 30-year-old can rest alongside his trio of Super Bowl rings and a plethora of memories, such as his record-setting 14 catches in New England’s 25-point comeback victory over the Atlanta Falcons in Super Bowl LI. White was handed the game-winning toss from former quarterback Tom Brady, seizing the victory in overtime.

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