Former Badger James White guides Patriots to Super Bowl win with record-setting night

James White, who played for the Badgers from 2010-2013, set a Super Bowl record with 14 receptions as he earned his second championship ring Sunday.

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A former Wisconsin Badger added another Super Bowl ring to his trophy case on Sunday as New England Patriots’ running back James White put together a record-setting performance to help his team pull off the greatest comeback in NFL postseason history.

White played four years in Madison from 2010-'13, earning Big Ten Freshman of the Year honors for his 1,000-yard, 14-touchdown 2010 season. He was largely overshadowed by starting running backs John Clay, Montee Ball and Melvin Gordon, all of whom went on to the NFL.

On Sunday, White set an NFL record for most receptions in the Super Bowl with 14 and tied the record for most touchdowns in the game with three, adding 110 yards through the air to go with 26 on the ground. Patriots' quarterback Tom Brady won the Super Bowl MVP award, but said after the game that White deserved the nod for his effort.

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