FOXBOROUGH – Not only has it been a great year for the landscape of Boston sports, but it has also become an astonishingly stellar year for new fathers in the realm of Boston sports. Earlier in the year, Boston Red Sox catchers Sandy Leon and Christian Vazquez both announced that they were expecting new children in the family. The fruitful year keeps on rolling, however, as New England Patriots running back James White has gotten in on the fun.

Between yet another Super Bowl ring and the announcement that he is going to be a father, White is having a 2019 he will remember for the rest of his life. As shared on Instagram by his wife, Diana White, the couple found out they were expecting a child during the same week as the Super Bowl LIII victory! Talk about an all-time great week for two people. This means the baby will probably be due sometime around October or November. Congratulations are definitely due to James and Diana, who said this was a long time coming.

Of course, White received more than just some congratulations from his fellow footballers. For example, his teammate, Brandon King, who plays on New England's special teams unit commented that he "hopes the baby has [White's] laugh." White responded with the comment, "lmao you sick," before King chimed in with more heartfelt and sincere words of congratulations. Of course, Devin and Jason McCourty also joined in on this comment and added their own laughing emojis in response to King's comment. It would not be a lovely announcement without a bit of ragging from some teammates!

The 27-year-old cemented himself as one of the all-time great pass catching running backs during the 2018-19 season when he racked up 87 receptions for 751 yards. He also added 425 rushing yards on 94 attempts. White recorded 12 touchdowns in total during the regular season. He added no more touchdowns during the post-season, but did tally 178 all purpose yards as he helped the Patriots find their way to a sixth Super Bowl title.

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