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Oregon's James denies report he is going pro

Posted on: December 14, 2011 6:36 pm
Edited on: December 15, 2011 7:20 am
Posted by Tom Fornelli

UPDATE: LaMichael James has since denied the Oregonian report that he would be entering the NFL draft. 

James could have gone pro last season but instead decided to return to improve his draft stock, and did so by adding 15 pounds and returning punts.

Depending on who else will be declaring for the NFL draft, James is currently fifth in the NFL draft rankings at running back.

Though he still has a game left in his career at the Rose Bowl against Wisconsin, James is already Oregon's all-time leading rusher with 4,923 yards and also has scored more rushing touchdowns than any other back in school history with 52.

James turning pro would be a big loss for Oregon but it's not as if the Ducks are hurting at the running back position. Kenjon Barner rushed for 909 yards and 11 touchdowns this season, and he's expected to return for his senior year. Then there's DeAnthony Thomas, who had 1,011 total yards and 14 touchdowns in his first season while being named the co-Freshman of the Year in the Pac-12.

Since: Feb 7, 2008
Posted on: December 14, 2011 7:59 pm

Report: LaMichael James is going pro

Say it ain't so LaMichael!!!  I would hate to see you leave, but understand.  I'm sure that dislocated elbow had him thinking about missing out on millions of dollars.  With the 28th pick in the 2012 NFL Draft, the San Francisco 49ers select LAMICHAEL JAMES!!!

Since: Dec 2, 2008
Posted on: December 14, 2011 7:38 pm

Report: LaMichael James is going pro

Hope my Bengals draft him, they need a running game to help out Andy Dalton and AJ Green.  Could be a huge steal in the draft.

Since: Aug 27, 2009
Posted on: December 14, 2011 6:59 pm

LaMichael James is going pro

LMJ just issued a statment saying that this report is false......either way LMJ you are the man!

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