BOSTON (CBS) — Patriots running back James White celebrated his son, Xzavier’s, first birthday on Instagram on Tuesday, and did so with a touching tribute to his late father.

White’s father, Tyrone, was killed in a car accident in Florida on Sunday. The Patriots running back did not play Sunday night as New England fell to the Seahawks, 35-30, in Seattle.

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White shared the following message on his Instagram account on Tuesday, wishing his young son a happy birthday while also remembering his late father. Included in the post was a picture of White with his son, and a picture of White when he was younger with his late dad.

“Happy 1st birthday Xzavier! I hope I can be as good of a father to you as my father was to my brother and I! I still can’t quite process everything that’s going on right now but when I look at you, you give me life! May you Rest In Peace Dad, we miss you much already,” White posted.

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White, 28, is in his seventh season with the Patriots. He is a three-time Super Bowl champion and a member of the Patriots’ 2010 All-Decade Team. Tributes poured in from around the NFL throughout Sunday night, and teammate Devin McCourty celebrated the Patriots first touchdown of the game by sending love White’s way.