Football


Chris James
Chris James
6

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Chicago, Ill.

High School:
Morgan Park

Weight:
195

Position:
WR

Birthdate:
01/17/1988

Experience:
1-1

2010 (Senior): Played in 10 games, making one start ... Awarded the I-BELIEVE Key Contributor award at the annual postseason banquet ... Had two catches for 27 yards, including one touchdown, on the season ... Made first start of the season against Fresno State ... Recorded his first career touchdown, a 15-yard reception, in victory over Purdue ... Tallied first catch of the season, a 12-yard reception, against Michigan State.

2009 (Junior): Played in 11 games ... Caught four passes four 61 yards on the season (15.2 ypc) ... Had one catch for 37 yards in win over Michigan ... Caught a 19-yard pass in the season opener against Missouri.

2008 (RS Sophomore): Played in six games ... Had one reception for one yard against Missouri.

2007 (Sophomore): Redshirted the 2007 season with an injury.

2006 (Freshman): Played in 11 games, starting the final four ... Caught five passes for 76 yards and averaged 15.2 yards per catch for the season ... Had a career day in the season finale against Northwestern, catching two passes for 52 yards, including a career-long 47-yarder.

High School: Chicago Tribune second-team All-State ... Champaign News-Gazette All-State ... Chicago Sun-Times Top 100 All-Area ... Rated the No. 127 recruit in the nation by ESPN.com ... PrepStar All-Midwest Region ... All-City ... Chicago Public League All-Illini Prairie State Conference ... A four-star recruit by Rivals.com ... Ranked the 26th-best receiver in the country and fourth-best recruit in the state of Illinois ... Had 51 receptions for 977 yards and 19 touchdowns as a senior ... Led high school to 2005 Prep Bowl win while filling in at quarterback for the injured regular starter ... Rushed for 115 yards and one touchdown while throwing for 50 yards and one touchdown in the championship game ... In 2004, made 30 receptions for 550 yards and seven touchdowns ... High school coach was Lexie Spurlock.

Personal: Born Jan. 7, 1988 ... Son of Kyle Greer and the late Charles James ... Resides with his grandmother, Gwendolyn Parker ... Nickname is "CJ" ... Majored in sport management ... Has three brothers and three sisters ... Began playing football in eighth grade ... Chose Illinois over Michigan State, Minnesota, Kansas and Northern Illinois.


Career Highs:

Receptions: 2 at Northwestern, 11/18/06
Receiving Yards: 52 at Northwestern, 11/18/06
Long Reception: 47 at Northwestern, 11/18/06
Touchdowns: 1 vs. Purdue, 10/30/10
Carries: 1 vs. Purdue, 11/11/06
Rushing Yards: 14 vs. Purdue, 11/11/06
Long Rush: 14 vs. Purdue, 11/11/06


James' Statistics:

Season Totals Rushing Receiving Passing Kick Ret Punt Ret all
Year no. yds td lg no. yds td lg c-a-i yds td lg no. yds td lg no. yds td lg purp
2006 1 14 0 14 5 76 0 47 0-0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 90
2008 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 1 0-0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
2009 0 0 0 0 4 61 0 37 0-0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 61
2010 0 0 0 0 2 27 1 15 0-0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 27
TOTALS 1 14 0 14 12 165 1 47 0-0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 179

James's Game-By-Game Statistics Get Acrobat Reader


(updated 5/20/11)

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