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      Ja'Wuan James
Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Suwanee, Ga.

High School:
North Gwinnett

Height / Weight:
6-6 / 318

Position:
OL

Experience:
2L

Graduated:
2013

HONORS

  • 2012 Preseason All-SEC by league media
  • 2012 Preseason All-SEC by Lindy's
  • 2012 Preseason All-SEC Fourth Team by Phil Steele
  • 2010 Coaches Freshman All-SEC
2013 - SENIOR
  • Photo Gallery
  • Games/Starts: 12/12
  • Represented Vols at 2012 and 2013 SEC Media Days
  • Started all 49 games of college career, all at right tackle, including all 12 in senior season
  • With 49 starts, set record for career starts by an offensive lineman in Tennessee history (passing Jeff Smith 48)
  • Set UT record for games (49) started by an offensive lineman in college finale at Kentucky (11/30) and tied for second all-time in games played by lineman
  • Helped Vols to 2,261 rushing yards in 2013, the most by UT since 2004
  • 49 games played, stands second to former teammate Dallas Thomas (50) for most games played on the offensive line at Tennessee
2012 - JUNIOR
  • Photo Gallery
  • Games/Starts: 12/12
  • Started all 37 games of college career, all at right tackle
  • Vols have had five games with 500-plus yards of total offense, the most since posting six in 1997
  • Helped offense to 475.9 yards per game (20th in NCAA), 315.6 yards of passing offense (15th in NCAA), just eight sacks allowed (0.67 per game/fourth in NCAA)

2011 - SOPHOMORE
  • Games/Starts: 12/12
  • Started all 25 games of his college career, all at right tackle, including 12 in 2011
  • Vols allowed just 18 sacks (1.5 per game), third-fewest in SEC this season
  • UT has gained more than 500 yards in two games in 2011
2010 - FRESHMAN
  • Games/Starts: 13/13
  • Earned Coaches' All-SEC Freshman Team honors
  • One of 10 Vols to start in every game and one of just four to see action in every single quarter in 2010 while holding down the right tackle position
  • Also one of seven true freshmen to play in every game this season

  • Part of the only offensive line to start three freshmen in a game in FBS this season, which took place against both Memphis and Kentucky
  • One of a school-record seven true freshmen to start at Memphis
  • Helped Tauren Poole tie the SEC lead with six 100-yard rushing performances
HIGH SCHOOL
  • Enrolled at UT in January and participated in spring drills
  • Class AAAAA All-State by Georgia Sportswriters
  • Rivals.com All-America team
  • Rated as No. 6 prospect in Georgia and No. 8 offensive tackle in nation by Rivals.com
  • Prep-Star Top 150 Dream Team
  • Selected to play in Under Armour All-America Game

  • Named to Atlanta Journal-Constitution Top-50 list as No. 18 overall player in Georgia
  • Helped lead North Gwinnett to 13-1 mark as senior
  • Team earned Region 7-5A championship and advanced to state quarterfinals
  • Junior season also led to berth in state quarterfinals behind 10-3 finish
  • Sophomore campaign of 2007 saw North Gwinnett advance to state championship game with 13-2 record
  • Coach at North Gwinnett: Bob Sphire
PERSONAL

  • Full Name: Ja'Wuan Amir James
  • Born on June 3, 1992 in Atlanta, Georgia

  • Parents are Nichelle James-Mickens and Burkley James
  • Majoring in Arts and Sciences

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