August 13, 2009

Countdown to kickoff: #25 Brandon James

#25 Player/Hometown/High School: Brandon James St. Augustine (Fla.)


Hgt/Wgt: 5-foot-7, 185-lb Position: Return specialist Year: SR
Fall Depth Chart Projection: 1st team punt returner

Spring Review: He sat out the entire spring after breaking his foot during off-season workouts.

Fall Projection:
Though James is supposedly in a competition with Jeffrey Demps and Andre Debose for the coveted Percy Position, he's done very little from the running back position when given the opportunity in the past. Though he had four starts as a running back last year, he totaled but 59-yards on the ground rushing. His main contribution of course is as a punt return specialist. There he is considered among the best in the nation and the place where he is most likely to make a significant contribution in 2009. This fall he has lined up as a receiver. If he does anything offensively, it might be catching the ball as a receiver or out of the backfield rather than running it from the running back position.

Others who wore the number: Brandon Kendrick (2006), Skyler Thornton (2003-05), Robert Cromartie (1997-2002), Elijah Williams (1994-97), Daryl Frazier (1992-93), Carlton Pouncy (1991), Kendall Cook (1990), Stacy Simmons (1987-89), Basil Benjamin (1986), Kerry Watkins (1985), Roger Sibbald (1982-84), Randy Clark (1981), Chuck Hatch (1977-79), Lee McGriff (1972-74), Danny Flanders (1971), Bill Gaisford (1966-68), Dick Kirk (1963-65) and Dave Bludworth (1962)

Vote: In 2009 James will...

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