James, a first team All-Colonial Athletic Association selection, led a Maine secondary which allowed a league-low 165.4 passing yards per game. James totaled 36 tackles, including 2.5 for loss, to go along with two interceptions, nine pass breakups and blocked a field goal attempt. James, Maine's active leader in games started at 39, recorded his 100th career unassisted tackle earlier in the year.
Saw action in 11 games, compiling 45 tackles, three interceptions, two forced fumbles and one defensive touchdown... picked up two tackles in the season opener at Boston College (9/8)... recorded three tackles and a 100-yard interception return for a touchdown at Bryant (9/15)... recorded one tackle, one interception and one pass deflection against Albany (9/22)... compiled a season-high 10 tackles and broke up two passes vs. Villanova (9/29)... recorded six tackles, forced a fumble and broke up two passes at Delaware (10/6)... grabbed four tackles at Towson (10/13)... recorded three tackles, forced one fumble, broke up a pass and blocked a kick against UNH (10/20)... recorded six tackles at William and Mary (10/27)... had four tackles vs. James Madison (11/3)... recorded two tackles, intercepted one pass and broke up five others against Georgia State (11/10)... recorded four tackles at Rhode Island (11/17).
Started all 13 games...named to the All-CAA Third Team...made 50 tackles (35 ST, 15 AT), picked off three passes, broke up four passes, forced a fumble and recovered a fumble...had four stops against Bryant (9/3)...had three stops and an interception against Pittsburgh (9/10)...notched eight stops against James Madison (10/8)...recovered a fumble and broke up a pass against Rhode Island (10/15)...had six stops and broke up a pass against Richmond (10/22)...picked off a pass and forced a fumble against Towson (11/5)...made five tackles and broke up a pass against UMass (11/12)...made seven tackles, intercepted a pass and broke up a pass in Maine's NCAA Second Round win at Appalachian State (12/3).
Saw action in all 11 games ... made 16 tackles (11 ST, 5 AT) ... made a solo tackle and assisted on two against Albany (9/2) ... notched a pair of solo tackles at Mommouth (9/11) ... had three stops (2 ST, 1 AT) against Villanova (10/16) ... made two solo stops at Towson (11/13).
Sat out the season as a redshirt ... has four years of eligibility remaining ... named a Maine Scholar-Athlete Rising Star.
Played defensive back and wide receiver for coach Kenneth Wiggins at Union County Academy of Information & Technology ... served as a captain ... helped lead his team to its first winning record in 10 years ... was voted to play in the 2009 New Jersey vs. Northeast All-Star Game ... was named to the Super 100 All-State Team and Super 60 Team ... earned all-conference and all-league honors during both his junior and senior seasons ... set the school record with a 103-yard interception return for a touchdown ... also played basketball ... was a three-year starter at point guard ... led his team to a sectional championship during his junior season and earned all-county defensive team honors ... also ran track and helped lead his team to a state title his junior season ... took part in several honors classes in high school.
Born June 29, 1991 ... son of Leslie James and Patricia Ryans-James ... majoring in business administration.
05/12/2014 - A closer look at the Vikings' picks: Round 6/184 - Kendall James, CB, 5-10, 180, Maine...Known as a fast, quick-twitch corner with decent size and 4.4 speed. Drawbacks physically include shorter arms and small hands. The Vikings will use him to compete for the third cornerback position with veterans Josh Robinson, Shaun Prater and possibly Exum. - The Sports Xchange