Super Bowl 51: James White Loses Football From Game Winning Touchdown

By Nikko Villanueva, Posted: 02/08/17 02:05AM EST
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The New England Patriots' James White revealed that he is unaware of what happened to the game-winning football he carried for a two-yard touchdown in Super Bowl 51. (Photo : YouTube/ ABC News)

Super Bowl 51 belongs to the New England Patriots and one of the reasons for this is the performance of James White. Unfortunately, the running back cannot recall where he placed the football he carried for the winning touchdown that gave the franchise its fifth NFL championship.

Last Sunday's Super Bowl is something the world will remember for a long time. The Patriots completed a 25-point comeback to force overtime and stun the Atlanta Falcons. In the extra period, White capped off New England's stellar performance with a two-yard touchdown. It would have been sweet if he had the chance to keep the football, but that might not be impossible now. 

ESPN reported that during White's interview on "Mike & Mike," he shared that he has no idea what happened to the football. Meanwhile, on the "Dan Patrick Show" Tuesday, the 25-year-old explained, "I wasn't thinking in that moment. I was too busy sprinting down the field."

As of now, there is no information regarding the whereabouts of the game-winning football. The good news is, White was able to keep the one he held for his first touchdown at Super Bowl 51. The ball is not the only thing missing from the Patriots' memorable game. 

Right after Super Bowl 51, Tom Brady's jersey went missing. Brady said he took it off and placed it inside his bag since he was supposed to give it to his mom. However, it suddenly disappeared and just like the football, it has yet to be found.

The football and the jersey are not the only reasons why Brady and White became headliners in the past few days. Their heroics in Sunday's game also made them hot topics. Brady, who led the Patriots' rally, even praised White during his Super Bowl MVP press conference. He stated that White deserves to be the MVP as well. The 25-year-old played an excellent all-around game and set a new record with his 14 receptions. 



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