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James White Ready To Start At RB For UW

James White will make his first collegiate start, Saturday James White will make his first collegiate start, Saturday

Madison (WQOW) -- Wisconsin senior running back James White has rushed for 2,571 yards and 32 touchdowns in his three seasons with the Badgers, all coming in a reserve role.

The Badgers have always had a stable of running backs.  White's played second fiddle to Montee Ball for these last few years.  This season, While will split time with Melvin Gordon and freshman Corey Clement.

White will make his first collegiate start Saturday when Wisconsin hosts U-Mass.

"It's been a while," says White, who last started a game in high school, "I've always been locked in to the game and whenever I got my opportunity to get on the field, I tried to make a play for my team. I definitely think it's a big chance. It's an opportunity to prove myself. I feel like I have a lot to prove. I've been working hard this camp, just trying to be a leader and make my game better, become a better player. So, I can come out there and execute this first game."

It's an 11:00 A.M. kickoff Saturday at Camp Randall Stadium for the Badgers and Minutemen.

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