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Mike James
RB #25
Height:
5-10
Weight:
223
Age:
25
College:
Miami (Fla.)
Hometown:
Davenport, FL
Experience:
4

Quick Stats (2016 PRE):

CAR
13
YDS
20
AVG
1.5
TDS
0
Career Stats
SeasonTeamGamesRushingReceivingFumbles
GGSAttYdsAvgLngTDRecYdsAvgLongTDFUMLost
TOTAL 79 332 4.2 24 0 11 38 3.5 20 0 0 0
2015 TB 0 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2014 TB 11 0 19 37 1.9 9 0 1 -5 -5 -5 0 -- --
2013 TB 8 3 60 295 4.9 24 0 10 43 4.3 20 0 -- --

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Biography

ACQUIRED BY BUCS:

  • Selected in the sixth round (189th overall) of the 2013 NFL Draft by the Buccaneers.

2014 HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Appeared in 11 games on the season, inactive for four, and was active but did not play in one.
  • Converted a fourth-and-one rushing attempt in the fourth quarter against Minnesota (10/26). The next play was a Buccaneers touchdown.
  • Recorded four rushes for 16 yards vs. Atlanta (11/9), including converting all three third downs he received a carry on.

COLLEGE:

  • Played in 50 games at Miami (2009-12), starting 17, including all 12 his senior season.
  • Recorded 312 rushes for 1,386 yards (4.4 avg) and 17 touchdowns, while also catching 67 passes for 585 yards (8.7 avg) and five touchdowns.
  • Rushed for a career best 621 yards as a senior.
  • Became the 38th 1,000-yard rusher in school history.
  • One of only 11 FBS players named to the 2012 AFCA Allstate Good Works Team.
  • Earned the Community Service Man of the Year Award, Captain’s Award, Melching Leadership Award and Jack Harding Team Most Valuable Player at the team’s end-of-season banquet.
  • Finalist for the 2012 Pop Warner Award.
  • Had a career best eight total touchdowns as a junior (seven rushing, one receiving).
  • Graduated with a degree in sports administration.

COMMUNITY:

  • Along with fellow NFL players Jonathan Cyprien of the Jacksonville Jaguars and Brian Hartline of the Miami Dolphins, serves as a spokesperson for Florida’s Roadside Litter Prevention Education campaign, encouraging people to “Drive It Home … Keep Our Paradise Litter Free™.”
  • In June 2014 and 2015, participated in the team’s “Cut for a Cure” charity challenge, having his head shaved by pediatric cancer patients to support the Pediatric Cancer Foundation.
  • Participated in the 2015 Tranquil Shores Children’s Foundation Golf Classic.
  • Supported the 2015 Keep Tampa Bay Beautiful Celebrity Painting Party by greeting guests and painting an auction item for charity.
  • As part of the 2013 Buccaneers Rookie Club, took part in a variety of community service events, including: visiting patients at St. Joseph’s Children’s Hospital in Tampa; hosting an ice cream social for military veterans at James Haley VA Hospital; participating in a team-building scavenger hunt with the Boys & Girls Clubs of Tampa at Busch Gardens; hosting a bowling outing with Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Tampa Bay; challenging youths from the Central City YMCA in games at a local arcade; visiting local servicemen and servicewomen at MacDill Air Force Base; hosting a “Salute to Service” Barbecue with USAA at U.S. Coast Guard Sector St. Petersburg; greeting veterans at Bay Pines VA Hospital; visiting young patients over the holidays at All Children’s Hospital; and singing Christmas carols to residents at Westminster Palms Retirement Home.

PERSONAL:

  • Attended Ridge Community High School (Davenport, Florida).
  • Ranked as one of the top running backs in the nation by Scout.com (No. 18), Rivals.com (No. 21) and ESPN.com (No. 33).
  • Rushed for 1,300 yards and 15 touchdowns as a senior. Also contributed two kick return touchdowns.
  • First-team All-County selection by The Ledger (Lakeland, Florida).
  • Florida Sports Writers Association All-State honorable mention.
  • Born Michael James on April 13, 1991 in Haines City, Florida.

ACQUIRED BY BUCS:

  • Selected in the sixth round (189th overall) of the 2013 NFL Draft by the Buccaneers.

2014 HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Appeared in 11 games on the season, inactive for four, and was active but did not play in one.
  • Converted a fourth-and-one rushing attempt in the fourth quarter against Minnesota (10/26). The next play was a Buccaneers touchdown.
  • Recorded four rushes for 16 yards vs. Atlanta (11/9), including converting all three third downs he received a carry on.

COLLEGE:

  • Played in 50 games at Miami (2009-12), starting 17, including all 12 his senior season.
  • Recorded 312 rushes for 1,386 yards (4.4 avg) and 17 touchdowns, while also catching 67 passes for 585 yards (8.7 avg) and five touchdowns.
  • Rushed for a career best 621 yards as a senior.
  • Became the 38th 1,000-yard rusher in school history.
  • One of only 11 FBS players named to the 2012 AFCA Allstate Good Works Team.
  • Earned the Community Service Man of the Year Award, Captain’s Award, Melching Leadership Award and Jack Harding Team Most Valuable Player at the team’s end-of-season banquet.
  • Finalist for the 2012 Pop Warner Award.
  • Had a career best eight total touchdowns as a junior (seven rushing, one receiving).
  • Graduated with a degree in sports administration.

COMMUNITY:

  • Along with fellow NFL players Jonathan Cyprien of the Jacksonville Jaguars and Brian Hartline of the Miami Dolphins, serves as a spokesperson for Florida’s Roadside Litter Prevention Education campaign, encouraging people to “Drive It Home … Keep Our Paradise Litter Free™.”
  • In June 2014 and 2015, participated in the team’s “Cut for a Cure” charity challenge, having his head shaved by pediatric cancer patients to support the Pediatric Cancer Foundation.
  • Participated in the 2015 Tranquil Shores Children’s Foundation Golf Classic.
  • Supported the 2015 Keep Tampa Bay Beautiful Celebrity Painting Party by greeting guests and painting an auction item for charity.
  • As part of the 2013 Buccaneers Rookie Club, took part in a variety of community service events, including: visiting patients at St. Joseph’s Children’s Hospital in Tampa; hosting an ice cream social for military veterans at James Haley VA Hospital; participating in a team-building scavenger hunt with the Boys & Girls Clubs of Tampa at Busch Gardens; hosting a bowling outing with Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Tampa Bay; challenging youths from the Central City YMCA in games at a local arcade; visiting local servicemen and servicewomen at MacDill Air Force Base; hosting a “Salute to Service” Barbecue with USAA at U.S. Coast Guard Sector St. Petersburg; greeting veterans at Bay Pines VA Hospital; visiting young patients over the holidays at All Children’s Hospital; and singing Christmas carols to residents at Westminster Palms Retirement Home.

PERSONAL:

  • Attended Ridge Community High School (Davenport, Florida).
  • Ranked as one of the top running backs in the nation by Scout.com (No. 18), Rivals.com (No. 21) and ESPN.com (No. 33).
  • Rushed for 1,300 yards and 15 touchdowns as a senior. Also contributed two kick return touchdowns.
  • First-team All-County selection by The Ledger (Lakeland, Florida).
  • Florida Sports Writers Association All-State honorable mention.
  • Born Michael James on April 13, 1991 in Haines City, Florida.
 

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