VILLANOVA:Will handle the Villanova place kicking and punting duties; Possesses an accurate kicking leg; Dedicated performer with a good work-ethic.
2003:Led Villanova in scoring with 54 points; Named to the Atlantic 10 All-Academic Team; Connected on 6-of-10 field goal attempts and was a perfect 36-for-36 in PATs; Punted 48 times for 1,857 yards for an average of 38.7 yards per punt and placed 14 punts inside the 20-yard line; Recorded six punts for 267 yards (44.5 yards per punt) including a career-long 56-yarder and was six-for-six in PATs; Was three-ofor-three in field goal attempts, including a game-winning 37-yarder in overtime to give Villanova a 23-20 win over Temple. For his efforts versus Temple, James was named Atlantic 10 Special Teams Player of the Week; Punted five times for 194 yards (38.8 yards per punt) and was four-of-four in PATs; Averaged 40.3 yards per punt (three punts for 121 yards) and had a 28-yard field goal blocked versus Northeastern; Connected on a 28-yard field goal and tallied four punts for 139 yards versus James Madison; Registered two punts for 88 yards for a 44.0 yards per punt average and missed a 32-yard field goal in win at Rhode Island; Tallied six punts for 212 yards for a 35.3 yards per punt average; Went six-of-six in PATs and punted three times for 121 yards at Richmond; Recorded 10 punts for 361 yards (36.1 yards per punt) with four being placed inside the 20-yard line; Made good on a 29-yard field goal and had a 42-yard attempt blocked at Maine; Went one-of-two in field goal attempts, making a 32-yarder and missing a 39-yard attempt and had three punts for 125 yards, including a 53-yarder in season finale versus Delaware.
2002: Led the team in scoring with 88 points; Set a Villanova freshman record for points in a season with 88; Made 11-of-19 field goals and 55-of-59 PATs; Tallied 56 punts for 2,026 yards (36.2 yards per punt), including eight inside the 20; Made a 21-yard field goal and had four punts for 159 yards (39.8) at Rutgers; Went 2-of-2 in field goal attempts and had three punts for 88 yards (29.3) at Colgate; Missed all four field goal attempts and averaged 35.2 yards per punt, including three punts inside the 20-yard line versus Maine; Made a career-long 37-yard field goal against New Hampshire; Averaged 39.5 yards per punt and went 1-for-2 in field goal attempts versus JMU; Registered five punts for 145 yards for a 29.0 yards per punt average against Hofstra; Connected on a 23-yard field goal and recorded eight punts for 253 yards; Made good on 1-of-2 field goal attempts and had five punts for 162 yards (32.4 yards per punt) including two inside the 20-yard line at UMass; Tallied two punts for 95 yards, including a career-long 5-yarder at Northeastern; Made a 24-yard field goal and registered four punts for 217 yards for a 43.4 yards per punt average; Credited with three punts for 100 yards and was 1-of-2 in field goal attempts at Delaware; Went 1-of-2 in field goal attempts and had three punts for 121 yards, including a 44-yarder against Furman; Connected on a 27-yard field goal and had four punts for 151 yards including a 45-yarder; Registered four punts for 166 yards, including a 49-yard punt.
HARRISON HIGH SCHOOL:
First Team All-State punter by Associated Press and Atlanta Journal; First Team Academic All-State place kicker by Georgia Prep Magazine; First Team All-County place kicker/punter by Atlanta Journal Marietta Journal; First Team All-Metro punter by TV33; Region 5-AAAAA Scholar Athlete of the Year; Georgia High School All-Star; National Football Foundation Hall of Fame Scholar Athlete; Scholastic All-American by U.S. Navy/ National High School Athletic Coaches Association; Four-year letterman; First player to start every game all four years; Owns 14 school records; Had a career-high 48-yard field goal and 63-yard punt.
Finance major; Oldest of three children of Larry and Sherry James; Father played soccer at Mercer University; Attended same high school as Villanova senior Jeremy Morgan; Born 7/13/83 in Marietta, Ga.