The 25 best Boston sports athletes under the age of 25

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13. James White, Patriots

Running back James White has emerged as a real threat out of the backfield for the New England Patriots. For now, he shares duties between all of the running backs, but in passing situations, you want White on the field. In 10 games this season he has 46 receptions for 376 yards and 2 touchdowns. He’s also added 140 yards on the ground. Of course, White will always be remembered for his performance in Super Bowl LI.

Against Atlanta, White had 110 receiving yards, 29 rushing yards, and 3 total touchdowns. He scored the Patriots first TD of the game, the game-tying TD, and the game-winning TD in addition to a crucial 2-point conversion. White was simply unstoppable in the big game.

12. Diego Fagundez, Revolution

Diego Fagundez is just 22, and he’s going to become an MLS superstar. He scored 7 goals and had 8 assists in 32 games for the Revolution in 2017.

11. Shaq Mason, Patriots

More love for an offensive lineman here. Shaq Mason has started all 10 games for the Patriots this season, and he appeared in 30 more of the last two seasons. The right guard is only 24-years old, and New England hopes he will be here for years to come to protect an aging Tom Brady.