Not only is the Super Bowl MVP’s jersey still missing (although it may be on a truck en route from Houston to Boston), the man who scored the game-winning touchdown in the historic game doesn’t have the football.
Speaking with radio host Dan Patrick on a nationwide broadcast before the team’s victory parade in Boston Tuesday, James White said he didn’t think about securing the ball during the celebration. White sprinted away in jubilation, teammates rushed in and the ball stayed on the ground.
IT’S OVER! IT’S OVER!
JAMES WHITE WINS IT FOR THE @PATRIOTS!
WHAT A GAME! #SB51 #PATRIOTS https://t.co/nZzQJGWRmC
— NFL (@NFL) February 6, 2017
Like Brady’s jersey, the football would have very strong value in the memorabilia market, but would likely be one the Patriots would put in their team Hall of Fame.
White said he hoped the team’s equipment managers would have secured the ball but so far there’s been no word on who has it.
The decisive overtime run was the third touchdown of the night for White, a former star at Wisconsin. He told Patrick he does have a ball from his first score along with a few other game-used items he’s hoping to keep.