News: Patriots Running Back James White Announces Retirement After Eight Seasons

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Patriots long-time running back James White announced on Thursday that he is officially retiring from the NFL. The 30-year-old played eight seasons in the NFL, and still holds the Super Bowl record for most receptions (14), most points scored (20) and most touchdowns (3) from the 2016 Super Bowl LI victory over the Atlanta Falcons . White announced his retirement on his Instagram account, stating that it was an honor to represent his family as a Patriot.

“Thank you to Mr. Kraft, Coach Belichick, and the entire Patriots organization for giving me the opportunity to live out my childhood dream. To be able to play my entire career for one franchise, in front of the best fans in the NFL, has been a tremendous blessing and honor,” White said as part of his statement on Instagram.

White also said spoke briefly of how he looks forward to what comes next in his life. “

“New England will be in my heart forever. Thank you for unwavering support over the years. I am forever grateful. This chapter has been one that I will cherish. I look forward to what is next.”

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