Tampa Bay Buccaneers linebacker had his dream moment at Raymond James Stadium with Dream, the horse .
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are world champions and their defense is a big reason why. Yes, Tom Brady did his best with three touchdowns against the Kansas City Chiefs, but how many teams held Patrick Mahomes out of the end zone an entire game?
Don’t wrap your head around it, it’s one.
The defense forced Mahomes to run for his life while also causing a pair of turnovers. The final interception came by second-year linebacker Devin White, who might be the most instrumental member of the Buccaneers’ front seven.
White missed the first game of the NFC Wild Card round due to COVID-19. Since then, he’s been a missile out of the gun, firing at offensive players left and right.
The one thing most people might not know about White is he is a horse aficionado. A cowboy on the rise, his ultimate goal was to ride his stallion, Artistic Dream, through their winning parade on Wednesday.
While that didn’t happen, general manager Jason Licht did allow him to bring Dream to Raymond James Stadium to a victory lap. And yes, it was glorious.
White shined all season, but Artistic Dream stole the show
The fifth-overall pick of the 2019 NFL draft capped off his All-Pro season with 12 tackles total, one pass breakup and an interception in Super Bowl LV. Even missing a postseason game, he led all defenders in tackles with 38 total stops.
White knew the team would go deep into the playoffs, predicting the Bucs would be the first team in league history to host a Super Bowl as the official home team. Not only that, White made it clear that Artistic Dream would be included in the action.
“If we get the W, I don’t care what they say, I’m pulling the horse out and I’m gonna hold the Lombardi Trophy and I’m gonna ride around,” White told Bucs.com earlier this month.
It’s hard to say who is having more fun. Is Brady throwing a Lombardi Trophy the best? How about Bruce Arians making sure everyone knows who is in charge. Is it White?
The correct answer? All of them. Everyone in Tampa Bay is living their best life.