22 Craig James  
Craig James

Class:
Freshman

Hometown:
Edwardsville, Ill.

High School:
Edwardsville HS

Height / Weight:
5-10 / 175

Position:
DB

Major:
Undeclared


Game-By-Game (PDF)
2014

2014 • FRESHMAN SEASON: Notched one tackle and broke up two passes as he made Minnesota and collegiate debut against Eastern Illinois • made two tackles against Middle Tennessee • played at TCU.

OVERVIEW: Listed as a three-star recruit by ESPN, Rivals, Scout and 247Sports • ESPN ranked him as the No. 27 player in Illinois, while 247Sports had him at No. 32 • the No. 48 defensive back in the nation accoring to ESPN, No. 69 by 247Sports and No. 80 by Scout.

HIGH SCHOOL: Attended Edwardsville High School • helped lead his team to a 12-1 record as a senior, as the Tigers advanced to the Class 7A semifinals • named first team All-Southwestern Conference, 2013 St. Louis "All-American" Football Team and honorable mention All-State • made 28 tackles • picked off four passes and broke up three more • returned two punts and one kickoff for touchdowns • second-team all-state defensive back for Class 7A, first team All-Southwestern Conference and first team All-St. Louis Metro as a junior • made 23 tackles, grabbed six interceptions and recovered two fumbles • scored three of his six touchdowns on returns (two on kickoff returns and one on an interception return) • team went 10-2 and advanced to the Class 7A quarterfinals • as a junior was a member of school's 800-meter relay team, which won a state title with a time of 1:27.98.

PERSONAL: Born April 29, 1996 • son of Pamela Beverly-James • has one brother, Cameron, who is a wide receiver at McKendree University in Lebanon, Ill.