Patriots RBs play when called upon, including former Badger James White

Former Wisconsin Badgers RB (current New England Patriot RB) James White talks to the media on Tuesday in Minneapolis, MN.

Minneapolis, MN (WBAY) - All the talk about New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady and his five Super Bowl rings, seeking a sixth but we all know that the former Wisconsin Badgers running back James White should have been the MVP of last year’s Super Bowl.

White caught the Super Bowl record 14 passes. He scored a Super Bowl record 20 points. Three touchdowns and a two-point conversion. White scored the first overtime game winner in Super Bowl history. It was a heck of a game.

“I mean things shifted obviously. It wasn’t in the game plan. We were down by a lot of points so it’s kind of how the game went and whatever happened, happened,” White said.

“James (White) didn’t show me nothing I haven’t seen him do,” Patriots running back Brandon Bolden said. “He just got the opportunity to shine and I’m happy he did.”

Should he have been named MVP?

“There’s a real good argument there. I wasn’t part of the voting committee so my two cents won’t matter. But it’s a pretty good argument.

White is just one of the many Patriots running backs who can be called upon in any game. There’s Dion Lewis, Rex Burkhead, Mike Gillislee and Bolden as well. It’s anyone’s guess who will have the big day on Sunday.

“There are a lot of people who have a lot of different roles on this team,” White said. “I think guys just accept their role and make most of their opportunities.”

“I mean you never really know who it’s going to be. The game plan can change at any given point so I think guys on our team are ready for the opportunity when it presents itself,” White said.

Wisconsin Badgers’ fans have a horse in the race on the other side of this contest too. There’s running back Corey Clement and defensive tackle Beau Allen on the Philadelphia Eagles’ side. WBAY will talk to them and have articles as Super Bowl coverage continues from Minneapolis.

The Eagles and Patriots will play in Super Bowl LII on Sunday, February 4 at 5:30 PM.