LaMichael James Speaker Profile
San Francisco 49ers Running Back
LaMichael James Biography
LaMichael James was born October 22, 1989 and is a running back for the San Francisco 49ers. The 2010 season was a breakout one for James, as he rushed for 1,682 yards during the regular season, the highest in the nation. He finished third in balloting for the Heisman Trophy and received the Doak Walker Award. In 2011 he became Oregon's career rushing leader. He is considered to be one of the top running backs throughout his college career.
After the suspension of LeGarrette Blount, James became the starting running back for the Ducks in 2009. He helped the Ducks to upset victories over Utah and California with 152 and 118 rushing yards, respectively He again rushed for over 100 yards on October 10 against UCLA with 152 yards on 20 carries.
Once again, James eclipsed the 100 yard mark with 154 yards rushing on 15 carries against Washington on October 24, and on October 31 with 183 yards to upset then #5 USC. He led all BCS-conference running backs with 6.9 yards per carry.
On December 7, 2009, James was named Pac-10 Offensive Freshman of the Year.
On March 12, 2010, head coach Chip Kelly announced that James would be suspended for the season opening game of the 2010 season, following his guilty plea for physical harassment against his former girlfriend.
Against Portland State James rushed for 227 yards on 14 carries and scored two touchdowns in a 69-0 shutout win, the Ducks' second shutout on the year. The next week against Arizona State James was held to only 94 rushing yards, but the total was enough to move James past the 2,000 yard mark for his career. Against Arizona James rushed for 126 yards, 2 touchdowns and surpassed LeGarrette Blount's single season scoring record. James had a season high against the Stanford Cardinal by garnering 3 touchdowns, and 257 yards on 31 rushes. Over the course of the season James had eclipsed the century mark 9 times, only failing to reach 100 yards twice. All in all James has had 18 100+ rushing yard games in his career, a record at the University of Oregon.
Despite missing the first game of the 2010 season, due to suspension, James managed to break the Pac-10 all-time sophomore single season rushing record, and led the country in both rushing yards (1,682) and touchdowns (22), ultimately earning a trip to the annual Heisman Ceremony in New York as a finalist. As a result of James' season success he received the 2010 Doak Walker award, given to best running back in the country, along with earning Consensus 1st team All-American, and Pac-10 All-Academic awards. The Ducks finished regular season play undefeated (12-0) and ranked #2 in both the BCS and the AP poll. They played the top-ranked Auburn Tigers in the 2011 BCS National Championship Game in Glendale, Arizona. In that game, James had two touchdown receptions, including one that set up the game-tying two-point conversion. Nevertheless, James' season ended with disappointment when Auburn kicked a game-winning field goal as time expired for a 22-19 win.
In the first game of the 2011 season against LSU, James became Oregon's career rushing leader, surpassing the mark previously set by Derek Loville. In the 3rd game of the season against Missouri State, James ran for 204 yards, 3 touchdowns, and for his 4th career 200+ yard rushing game. On September 24th in a game against Arizona, James rushed for an Oregon single game record of 288 yards on 24 carries.
On October 6th, 2011, against California, ESPN radars clocked James at 24 MPH. Also on October 6th, 2011, in the same game against California, James fell awkwardly on his right arm and left with an air cast. In a post-game statement, he announced X-rays were negative for a break and that he had suffered a dislocated elbow but popped it back into place before leaving the field.
On December 2nd, 2011, James won the Pac-12 Championship Game MVP, while rushing for 3 touchdowns.
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Posted on 19 March 2016 | 12:40 am
San Francisco 49'ers running back, LaMichael James joins a growing team of SKLZ ambassadors, which already includes such notables as Albert Pujols of the Los Angeles Angels, and USSSA Pride catcher Megan Willis. Winning the Doak Walker Award in 2011, James finished his career at Oregon with his 5,082 total rushing yards placing him 2nd in Pacific-12 Conference history and 14th in NCAA...[Read More]
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