TAMPA — Devin White wasn’t just horsing around.
Prior to the Bucs winning Super Bowl 55 on Sunday, the second-year linebacker out of LSU said he would take the Lombardi Trophy and ride with it aboard his horse Dream on the Raymond James Stadium turf.
“If we get a W, I don’t care what they say,’' White, 22, said days before Tampa Bay defeated Kansas City 31-9 for the NFL championship. “I’m pulling the horse out, I’m going to hold the Lombardi Trophy and I’m going to ride around the whole stadium. They can kick me off, they can do whatever they want to do. But guess what? I’m going to be on top of the world.’'
Sure enough, White is a man of his word.
On Wednesday, after the boat parade in downtown Tampa celebrating the Bucs’ second Super Bowl championship, White had Dream transported from the stables in Lutz to RayJay.
With only some Bucs employees there to document the ride, White wore a pair of black shorts, a red T-shirt and riding boots, and took Dream on a gallop around the stadium as the linebacker held the Lombardi Trophy aloft in his right hand.
It was quite a day for the Lombardi Trophy.
First it was passed from boat to boat during the parade, with Tom Brady completing a toss to tight end Cameron Brate. Then it went on a horseback ride.
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