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  Robert James
Robert James

Player Profile
Class:
RS Senior

Hometown:
Glendale, Ariz.

High School:
Maryvale

Height / Weight:
5-11 / 229

Position:
Linebacker

Experience:
3V

NFL.com Bio and Statistics For Robert James

ASU: One of the top outside linebackers in college football as a senior...enjoyed a break-out year in 2007, leading the Sun Devils in tackles and earning First-Team All-Pac-10 honors...came to ASU as a defensive back and moved to linebacker prior to the 2005 season...has incredible speed and has a punishing tackling style...very active in pass coverage in addition to run pursuit...appeared in 42 career games, starting 19...started every game of his senior season...totaled 146 tackles (90 solo), 20.0 tackles-for-loss (minus 86 yards), 5.5 sacks (minus 55 yards), eight pass breakups, five interceptions and two forced fumbles during his career...was one of the most consistent performers in the Pac-10 in 2007 and was named ASU's Most Valuable Defensive Player...a local product from nearby Maryvale High School in Phoenix who blossomed into a dominant defensive force...earned multiple All-America honors as a senior...was a perfect fit for Coach Dennis Erickson's defensive scheme due to his speed and attacking style of play.

2007: Started all 13 games as a senior...earned Fourth-Team All-America honors by PhilSteele.com...also received honorable mention All-America recognition by Rivals.com...earned First-Team All-Pac-10 honors at linebacker...was named First-Team Midseason All-Pac-10 by PhilSteele.com...led the Sun Devils with 106 total tackles (62 solo), ranked second on the squad with 9.5 tackles-for-loss (minus 38 yards), second on the team with four interceptions and also had 2.5 sacks (minus 24 yard), three pass breakups and one forced fumble...averaged 8.2 tackles-per-game...finished seventh in the Pac-10 Conference in tackles...earned First-Team All-Pac-10 honors by Rivals.com...was named ASU's Most Valuable Defensive Player of the Year at the team's year-end banquet...earned Second-Team All-Pac-10 honors by PhilSteele.com...totaled a game-high 10 tackles (seven solo), with a 13-yard sack and an interception against San Jose State in the season opener on Sept. 1...was named U.S. Bank Pac-10 Conference Defensive Player of the Week for his efforts against the Spartans...tallied a game-high 4.5 tackles-for-loss (minus 15 yards), as well as a team-high nine total tackles (six solo), with two pass deflections and a nine-yard sack against Colorado on Sept. 8...recorded a game-high 11 total tackles (nine solo) and assisted on a one-yard tackle-for-loss against San Diego State on Sept. 15...picked off a pair of passes against Oregon State on Sept. 22 and finished second on the team with nine total tackles (seven solo)...led all defenders with 11 total tackles (four solo) and assisted on a two-yard sack at Stanford on Sept. 29...had a team-high nine total tackles (six solo) and a pass breakup at Washington State on Oct. 6...led all Sun Devil defenders with seven total tackles (three solo) and assisted on a tackle-for-loss against Washington on Oct. 13...recorded three total tackles (one solo) and an interception against No. 18 California on Oct. 27...ranked second on the team with nine total tackles (three solo) at No. 5 Oregon on Nov. 3...recorded five total tackles (four solo) at UCLA on Nov. 10...totaled a game-high 11 tackles (five solo) and forced a fumble versus No. 11 USC on Thanksgiving night...posted five total tackles (three solo) against rival Arizona on Dec. 1...ranked second on the team with seven total tackles (five solo), with 1.5 tackles-for-loss (minus six yards) against No. 17 Texas in the 2007 Holiday Bowl on Dec. 27, his final game at ASU.

2006: Appeared in eight games...totaled 26 tackles (18 solo), 4.5 tackles-for-loss (-21 yards), and one sack (-13 yards)...tied for the game-high with six total tackles (five solo), adding a game-best 2.0 tackles-for-loss (-16 yards) and a 13-yard sack of Wolf Pack quarterback Jeff Rowe in ASU's victory over Nevada on Sept. 9...posted five total tackles (four solo) and a three-yard tackle-for-loss at Colorado on Sept. 16...recorded four solo tackles and a one-yard tackle-for-loss at No. 21 California on Sept. 23...tallied four total tackles (two solo) against No 12. Oregon on Sept. 30...posted four solo tackles and a one-yard tackle-for-loss against Stanford on Oct. 21...did not play in ASU's final five games of the season...earned Hard Hat Player recognition for his work in the team's winter strength and conditioning program.

2005: Played in 11 games, starting six at WILL linebacker...finished with 36 tackles (17 solo), five tackles for loss (minus-20 yards), and five pass break-ups...finished fifth on the team in tackles for loss, and was second on the team in that category among Sun Devil linebackers...averaged 3.3 tackles per game on the season and 4.3 as a starter...had an 11-yard sack of quarterback JaMarcus Russell against No. 5 LSU on Sept. 10...intercepted a Matt Moore pass at Oregon State on Sept. 24...tallied a career-best six tackles on two occasions...registered five tackles (two solo) at Stanford...made four total tackles both at Oregon State and at No. 14 UCLA...did not play in the 2005 Insight Bowl against Rutgers.

2004: Played in 10 games...collected six tackles and one sack on the season...made two solo tackles in the season opener against UTEP...recorded a season-high four tackles (three solo) against Arizona, including one sack for a seven-yard loss..

2003: Redshirted as a member of the scout team.

HIGH SCHOOL: A 2002 graduate of Maryvale High School in Phoenix...lettered four times in football and twice in track...earned second-team all-city honors as a defensive back and first-team honors at running back...was also an all-city honoree in track as a sophomore...served as team captain for his football and track teams in each of his last two seasons...collected 102 tackles as a junior...tallied 1,300 rushing yards with 16 touchdowns and 54 tackles during his senior year.

PERSONAL: Majoring in interdisciplinary studies (sociology and education)...parents are Robert and Easter James of Glendale, Ariz....has four siblings: Brandon (24), Roderick (21), Easter (27) and Esther (18)...born Dec. 26, 1983 in Phoenix...full name is Robert William James.

James' Career Statistics

TACKLES                G    UA     A Total    TFL-Yds    PD   FF   FR Blkd
2004................  10     5     1     6    1.0-7       0    0    0    0
2005................  11    17    19    36    5.0-20      6    0    0    0
2006................   8    18     8    26    4.5-21      0    1    0    0
2007................  13    62    44   106    9.5-38      7    1    0    0
TOTAL...............  42   102    72   174   20.0-86     13    2    0    0

SACKS G UA A Total Yds 2004................ 10 1 0 1.0 7 2005................ 11 1 0 1.0 11 2006................ 8 1 0 1.0 13 2007................ 13 2 1 2.5 24 TOTAL............... 42 5 1 5.5 55

INTERCEPTIONS G No Yds TD Lg Avg/R Avg/G 2004................ 10 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 2005................ 11 1 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 2006................ 8 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 2007................ 13 4 21 0 7 5.2 1.6 TOTAL............... 42 5 21 0 7 4.2 0.5

ALL PURPOSE G Rush Rec PR KR IR Total Avg/G 2004................ 10 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 2005................ 11 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 2006................ 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 2007................ 13 0 0 0 0 21 21 1.6 TOTAL............... 42 0 0 0 0 21 21 0.5

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