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#21
LaMichael James
Carries Yards TD
247 1805 18
Team: Oregon DucksHeight: 5-9 Born: 10/22/1989
Position: RBWeight: 185 Hometown: Texarkana, TX
Class-Eligibility: Sr-Jr


Scouting Report
A Heisman Trophy finalist in 2010, James was even better while running for a school-record 1,805 yards - despite suffering a nasty dislocated elbow - as a junior after adding some additional weight. James led the nation with 150.4 rushing yards per game and with little left to prove at Oregon, declared for the NFL draft. Undersized to be an every-down back, James makes up for his short stature with impressive speed. He ran a 4.45 40-yard dash - tied for second among backs at the NFL combine - and was third in the 20-yard shuttle, completing it in 4.12 seconds. He also finished third in the three-cone drill, running it in 6.88 seconds. That speed could make him an option for kick and punt returns as he's a constant threat to score when he gets into open space. James has shown a tendency to struggle to break free from tackles, though, something that will only be exacerbated against bigger NFL players. James also has a propensity for fumbles. He'll need to add even more bulk if he wants to have a shot at being an every-down back, as at his current size he'll struggle to be effective in pass protection. As productive as he was in college - and as capable as he is at getting to the outside - James likely won't hear his name called until the third round.

Career Rushing/Receiving Stats

Year Team G Rush Yds Yd/Rush TDs Rec Yds Yd/Rec TDs
2009 Oregon  13 230 1546 6.7 14 17 168 9.9 0
2010 Oregon  12 294 1731 5.9 21 17 208 12.2 3
2011 Oregon  12 247 1805 7.3 18 17 210 12.4 1
Career   37 771 5082 6.6 53 51 586 11.5 4

Career Returning Stats

Year Team G Punt Returns Yds Avg TDs Kick Returns Yds Avg TDs
2009 Oregon  13 0 0 - 0 2 43 21.5 0
2010 Oregon  12 1 -2 -2.0 0 0 0 - 0
2011 Oregon  12 13 139 10.7 1 1 21 21.0 0
Career   37 14 137 9.8 1 3 64 21.3 0

Offensive Logs

  Passing Rushing Receiving
Date Opp Cmp Att Yds Pct TDs Int Long Car Yds Avg TDs Long Rec Yds Avg TDs Long
9/3/2011 @ LSU 0 0 0 - 0 0 - 18 54 3.0 1 13 6 61 10.2 0 16
9/10/2011 Nevada 0 0 0 - 0 0 - 12 67 5.6 1 22 2 56 28.0 1 44
9/17/2011 MoStU 0 0 0 - 0 0 - 12 204 17.0 3 90 1 27 27.0 0 27
9/24/2011 @ Ari 0 0 0 - 0 0 - 23 288 12.5 2 47 2 15 7.5 0 8
10/6/2011 Cal 0 0 0 - 0 0 - 30 239 8.0 1 53 0 0 - 0 -
10/29/2011 WashSt 0 0 0 - 0 0 - 13 53 4.1 0 16 0 0 - 0 -
11/5/2011 @ Wash 0 0 0 - 0 0 - 25 156 6.2 1 22 1 6 6.0 0 6
11/12/2011 @ Stan 0 0 0 - 0 0 - 20 146 7.3 3 58 1 10 10.0 0 10
11/19/2011 USC 0 0 0 - 0 0 - 20 78 3.9 1 9 1 5 5.0 0 5
11/26/2011 OreSt 0 0 0 - 0 0 - 24 142 5.9 1 39 1 6 6.0 0 6
12/2/2011 UCLA 0 0 0 - 0 0 - 25 219 8.8 3 43 2 24 12.0 0 14
1/2/2012 Wisc 0 0 0 - 0 0 - 25 159 6.4 1 29 0 0 - 0 -