2017 • SOPHOMORE SEASON: Made season debut against Middle Tennessee • saw action against Purdue and Michigan State.
2016 • FRESHMAN SEASON: Played in 11 games and made five tackles, three sacks and three forced fumbles. Game-by-Game: Made his collegiate debut against Oregon State and made two sacks and forced two fumbles • saw action against Indiana State • registered a sack and forced fumble against Colorado State • played against Iowa, Maryland, Rutgers and Illinois • notched one tackle against Purdue and one against Nebraska • competed against Northwestern and Wisconsin.
HIGH SCHOOL: A 2015 graduate of Blanche Ely High School in Pompano Beach, Fla. • played one year of football -- his senior season -- for the Tigers and helped lead them to a 6-5 record a 3-0 mark in district play • totaled 36 tackles, 12 sacks, forced two fumbles, recovered one fumble and blocked a punt and a field goal • played in the 2014 BCAA All-Star Classic and was named the outstanding defensive player for the North team • coached by Nakia Jenkins at Blanche Ely • also played basketball and was a member of the 2015 Class 7A state championship team • played football last season at the Georgia Prep Sports Academy where he was coached by Michael Carson • ranked as a three-star prospect by ESPN, Scout and 247Sports, while Rivals gave him two stars.
PERSONAL: Born June 11, 1997 • son of LaTia James • has one brother (Darron) • uncle Devan James played running back at Morgan State.
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