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LaMichael James | Running Back

Team: Oregon Ducks
Ht / Wt:  5'9" / 180

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Oregon running back LaMichael James confirmed Friday he will move on to the NFL.
It was first reported on Dec. 14 that James would skip his senior season. He ran for 1,805 yards and 18 touchdowns for the Pac-12 champs. James is projected to be a second- or third-round selection. Fri, Jan 6, 2012 08:18:00 PM

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Oregon's LaMichael James ran for 159 yards and one TD in a 45-38 Rose Bowl victory over Wisconsin.

While a running back the Ducks opposed in the Rose Bowl, Montee Ball, will go down as the nation's leader in rushing yards for 2011, James will finish at the top in yards per game with 150.4. James had 25 carries and, in the four games he had at least that many totes, he totaled 773 yards for an avearge of 193.2 yards per game.
Mon, Jan 2, 2012 10:48:00 PM

Contrary to a report that was published last week, Oregon running back LaMichael James says he has not made the decision to forgo his senior season in favor of the NFL.

Perhaps James is merely delaying the inevitable. Who knows? What is known, at least according to coach Chip Kelly, is James requested draft analysis from the NFL to find out where stands as far as which round he might be selected should he declare. That process is common for any player considering turning pro. James heads into the Jan. 2 Rose Bowl game against Wisconsin as the nation’s leader in rushing yards per game with 149.6.
Mon, Dec 19, 2011 11:02:00 AM

Oregon running back LaMichael James will skip his senior season in favor of the NFL.

It comes as no surprise that James declared for the 2012 NFL Draft. He has a Rose Bowl game against Wisconsin for which to prepare before he leaves Eugene. James has set many Oregon records, including 4,923-career rushing yards and 52-career rushing TDs with one more game to play.
Wed, Dec 14, 2011 10:35:00 PM

LaMichael James ran for 219 yards and 3 TDs in Oregon's 49-31 win over UCLA in the Pac-12 championship game.

The nation's leading rusher in yards per game (143) entering the contest topped the 1,500-yard mark for the third straight season. That had never been done before in the history of the conference. James finished the game with 1,646 yards. James, who had 25 carries and was 2-24 receiving, topped 200 yards rushing for the fourth time this year.
Sat, Dec 3, 2011 09:17:00 AM

LaMichael James left the field in the third quarter with an apparent left elbow injury after running for 142 yards and 1 TD in Oregon’s 49-21 Civil War-victory over Oregon State.

James, who had 24 carries, has six 100-yard games (in 10 he has played) and topped 140 in each of them. He heads into the Pac-12 title game against UCLA with 1,426 yards and 14 TDs.
Sat, Nov 26, 2011 08:02:00 PM

LaMichael James’ right elbow held up well against Washington State and says he's ready for Washington.

James says he shed the rust last week against the Cougars, carrying the ball 13 times for 53 yards. There was no swelling of his right elbow, which he dislocated against Cal on Oct. 6, and he felt comfortable.
Thu, Nov 3, 2011 11:27:00 AM

Oregon’s LaMichael James returned after missing two games and ran for 55 yards on 13 carries.

James was the leading ball carrier with 13 attempts. He dislocated his right elbow on Oct. 6 against Cal and missed contests against Arizona State and Colorado.
Sat, Oct 29, 2011 06:59:00 PM

Depending on how one interprets Oregon coach Chip Kelly’s remarks, then maybe LaMichael James will return for Saturday’s game at Colorado.

As tight a ship as Kelly runs when it comes to commenting on injured players, or at least providing meaningful updates on injured players, one can only guess where the coach was coming from in his "…for the game…" remarks regarding the star tailback.
Tue, Oct 18, 2011 10:59:00 AM

Oregon running back LaMichael James does not believe his dislocated right elbow will end his season.

Unfortunately for the Ducks, James' injury greatly overshadowed a remarkable effort (239 yards) by the explosive running back and the Ducks' romp over Cal.
Fri, Oct 7, 2011 02:46:00 PM

LaMichael James ran for 239 yards and badly injured his right arm in Oregon's 43-15 win over Cal.

According to the oregonlive.com report, James dislocated his elbow and popped it back in place himself. Everything was smooth sailing for the Ducks not only Thursday night, but since their opening loss to LSU. Now, all the attention will be on James' right arm.
Fri, Oct 7, 2011 02:08:00 AM

Oregon RB LaMichael James, who leads the NCAA in rushing, will face California's No. 9 ranked run defense Thursday, allowing an average of 78.3 yards per game.

"LaMichael just seems to be breaking more tackles," Bears coach Jeff Tedford said. "The other thing about him is that he starts so fast. There's no doubt that our hands are full." Oregon has won two straight in the series after losing the previous three meetings, including a near upset in last year's 15-13 road win. James had a difficult game with a season-worst 3.1 yard rushing average, and failed to reach the end zone for the only time in his last 16 games.
Source: CBS Sports
Tue, Oct 4, 2011 12:44:00 PM

Oregon's LaMichael James set a school record with 288 rushing yards in a 56-31 win over Arizona.

James' record night, which included 2 TDs, marked his second straight 200-yard outing (204 vs Missouri St. last week) and the fifth of his career. He also had a 51-yard punt return and totaled 363 yards. He is the nation's leader in rushing yards with 613 and is second (Denard Robinson) in yards per game with 153.2.
Sun, Sep 25, 2011 10:08:00 AM

LaMichael James rushed for 204 yards and three touchdowns in an uncontested 56-7 win over Missouri State.

The numbers would have been even more impressive had the Ducks not opted to play backups in the third quarter. The three scores (1, 90, 50) give James 45 for his career, tying him with Derek Loville (class of 1990) for most in school history. The Ducks travel to Tucson to visit conference rival Arizona in Week 4.
Sat, Sep 17, 2011 06:10:00 PM

Players from both Oregon and Oregon State have been taking to the track this offseason to work on their speed and conditioning and it seems to be working.  In the Husky Classic, Oregon State wide receiver Markus Wheaton and Oregon running backs Kenjon Barner and LaMichael James competed in the 60 meter dash.  Barner did not qualify while Wheaton finished seventh with 6.96 and James took second with a 6.88.

James, Barner, and Wheaton are known speedsters but it certainly helps that they are training to get faster.  James should put up another huge year while Barner will get his touches from time to time.  Wheaton should really breakout whether or not James Rodgers comes back fully healthy.
Sun, Feb 13, 2011 08:15:00 PM