2012 JUNIOR SEASON: Played in all 13 games started once against Northwestern seventh on the team in tackles (50). Game-by-Game: Made four tackles at UNLV recorded four tackles against New Hampshire notched five tackles against Western Michigan and vs. Syracuse posted five tackles at Iowa and against Northwestern assisted on two tackles at Wisconsin had five tackles vs. Purdue made four tackles vs. Michigan, which included 1/2 sack tallied four tackles at Illinois recovered one fumble and made five tackles at Nebraska registered one solo tackle vs. Michigan State assisted on one tackle vs. Texas Tech.
2011 SOPHOMORE SEASON: Appeared in all 12 games recorded 11 tackles (six solo, five assisted) earned second varsity letter. Game-by-Game: Recorded a solo tackle in season opener at USC (9/3) tallied two solo tackles in 2011 home opener vs. New Mexico State (9/10) appeared in 29-23 victory over Miami (Ohio) (9/17) appeared in loss to North Dakota State (9/24) garnered one total tackle in Big Ten opener at Michigan (10/1) appeared in 45-17 loss at Purdue (10/8) notched two tackles (one solo, one assist) in Homecoming loss to Nebraska (10/22) appeared in 22-21 victory over Iowa (10/29) assisted on two tackles in loss at Michigan State (11/5) had three tackles (two solo, one assist) vs. Wisconsin (11/12) appeared in 28-13 road loss at Northwestern (11/19) appeared in 27-7 victory over Illinois (11/26).
2010 FRESHMAN SEASON: Appeared in all 12 games, starting three made 29 total tackles (14 solo), forcing two turnovers and breaking up one pass earned first varsity letter. Game-by-Game: Debuted with first-career start at strong safety in a 24-17 Gophers win over Middle Tennessee State (9/2) finished the game with four total tackles (three solo, one assist) tallied five total tackles (three solo, two assists) against South Dakota (9/11) forced two turnovers to set up Minnesota touchdowns against USC (9/18) recorded first-career interception against the Trojans in the third quarter to set up a Minnesota touchdown, putting the Gophers up 14-13 forced a fumble and recovered the loose ball late in the game, setting up the game's final scoring drive finished the USC game with seven total tackles (three solo, four assists) with one pass break up appeared against Northern Illinois (9/25) but did not record any stats made one solo stop against Northwestern (10/2) appeared as a reserve against Wisconsin (10/9), making seven stops (three solo) appeared against Purdue (10/16) but did not record any statistics made one total tackles against Penn State (10/23) made one tackle against Ohio State (10/30) notched two tackles (one solo) against Michigan State (11/6) made one tackle against Illinois (11/13) appeared against Iowa (11/27) but did not record any stats.
HIGH SCHOOL: Graduate of Warren Central High School helped lead his team to a 13-2 record and a state championship in 2009 the Warriors defeated Carmel High School 42-36 in double overtime to take the Indiana 5A title earned Honorable Mention All-State honors from the Associated Press played for the Mainland squad in the 2009 Aloha Prep Classic in Hawaii tallied 115 tackles to rank No. 3 on the squad last season racked up three interceptions, 10 pass break-ups, two fumble recoveries and one forced fumble in 2009 recorded 45 tackles, two interceptions, four pass break-ups and a blocked field goal as a junior in 2008 coached by John Hart.
RECRUITING: Selected Minnesota over offers from Central Michigan, Cincinnati, Iowa, Louisville and Michigan State.
PERSONAL: James Manuel was born March 17, 1991 son of Janet and Clyde Manuel.