Former NFL running back LaMichael James on Eskimos neg list

American running back LaMichael James resides on Edmonton’s negotiation list.

The 27-year-old was added by the Eskimos on November 10, 2015.

James had a stellar career at the University of Oregon. He holds the Ducks all-time marks for rushing yards in a career with 5,082 and touchdowns on the ground 53, all accomplished in just three seasons. The five-foot-nine, 195-pounder won the Doak Walker Award as the NCAA’s top running back in 2010 and named a Heisman Trophy finalist that same year.

After forgoing his senior season, James entered the NFL draft in 2012 and San Francisco picked the talented back in the second round, 61st overall. He spent parts of three seasons with the 49ers until requesting his release in September 2014. Then Miami signed James and he played two games over parts of two seasons as a Dolphin. In total he played in 18 NFL games, rushing 44 times for 193 yards, making five catches for 45 yards and returning 28 kick-offs for 792 yards and 23 punts for 251 yards.

A two-sport athlete, James won the Texas state championship in the men’s 100 metres with a time of 10.51-seconds in 2006. He ran 60 and 100 metres while at Oregon and the 4×100 metre relay for the Ducks track team.

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