2018 NFL Draft

Mike James, RB

School: Miami (Fla.)  |  Conference: ACC
College Experience: Senior  |  Hometown: Hanies City, FL
Height/Weight: 5-11 / 223 lbs.
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03/16/2013 - 2013 Miami Pro Day: Representatives from 22 NFL teams gathered at the pro day held March 7 at Miami (Fla.), where 12 players participated in a workout that was held outdoors on grass. Defensive backs coaches from the Miami Dolphins, Cincinnati Bengals and Indianapolis Colts were in attendance, as was Minnesota Vikings assistant general manager George Paton.

Mike James, RB (5-foot-10 3/4, 217 pounds) - James stuck with his numbers from the NFL Scouting Combine in all but two events. At Miami's pro day, James ran the short shuttle in 4.34 second and did the three-cone drill in 6.93 seconds. - Gil Brandt, NFL.com

09/11/2012 - ACC: PLAYERS WHOSE NFL DRAFT STOCK IS FALLING - WEEK 2: RB Mike James, Miami : With RB Lamar Miller leaving early for the NFL, Mike James got his opportunity as the starter in his senior season. Coach Al Golden praised James for his leadership in the offseason, but so far on the field, he has not been spectacular. He has 23 carries for 91 yards, and his biggest gain of the season went for only 11 yards. If James does not pick it up, true freshman RB Duke Johnson will take more of James' workload. - Sean Bielawski, CBSSports.com

08/12/2012 - Lamar Miller is gone, but it appears the Miami Hurricanes will be just fine in the running game - that is unless its run defense is painfully lacking. In the Hurricanes' first scrimmage of fall camp Sunday, senior Mike James ran for 137 yards and three touchdowns on 13 carries, with three touchdowns, including what a UM report described as a "51-yard burst down the sideline, while outrunning three defenders." The scrimmage was not only closed to the media and general public, but also to former UM players and families of the current players. Golden indicated that James, a senior, has taken his game to another level. "He looks quicker, looks faster," Golden said. "He has always been strong; last year was tough for him. He was hobbled with turf toe all year. He just looks different this year. Hopefully Mike will stay healthy and give us what we thought he would be." - Susan Miller Degnan, The Miami Herald

07/20/2012 - 2012 DOAK WALKER AWARD PRESEASON WATCH LIST: Michael James (Sr.), Miami, has been selected to the Preseason Doak Walker Award Watch List for the 2012 college football season, presented annually to the nation's premier running back for his accomplishments on the field, achievement in the classroom and citizenship in the community. Named a nominee to the Allstate AFCA Good Works Team earlier this week, one of college football's most prestigious off-the-field honors, James is one of 52 running backs listed as a candidate for the Walker Award. The senior has played in every game for the Hurricanes the past three seasons (38) and was named Miami's 2011 Strength Training Athlete of the Year. The back finished second on the team with eight touchdowns last season, with 13 total trips to the endzone in his career. - Miami football

05/22/2012 - Andreu Swasey, who has been UM's strength and conditioning coach for 12 years, puts James up there with backfield greats such as Clinton Portis, Willis McGahee and Edgerrin James when it comes to work ethic. "I see him implementing the things and the foundation that Coach [Al Golden] is preaching, and that's the main thing, which is smarter, tougher, more disciplined and better conditioning," Swasey said. "He's all of that. His mother and father did a great job with him, and it shows." But James has gone through his bumps in the road to get to this point. Before last season's opener against Maryland, he was in a three-man race for the starting job with recently drafted Lamar Miller and Storm Johnson. Miller went on to rush for 1,272 yards (on 5.6 yards per carry) and nine touchdowns. James, who had two starts, finished the season second on the team with 275 yards and eight total touchdowns. With the departure of playmakers such as Miller and receivers Tommy Streeter and Travis Benjamin to the NFL, James finds himself with an opportunity to step up. "He's taken on the role of being the workhorse, and if you take on the workhorse you take a little more pride in every day and you work a little bit harder and study a little bit more," offensive coordinator Jedd Fisch said. "But he's being challenged. ... It's not going to be a walk in the park for anybody to declare themselves to be the starting running back." - Christina De Nicola, The Miami Herald

04/06/2012 - TEN PLAYERS TO WATCH THIS SEASON IN THE ACC: Mike James, RB, Miami...Buzz: With the departure of Lamar Miller, Miami will look to Mike James to lead the Hurricanes rushing attack. Last season, the 5-foot-11, 222-pound back rushed for 275 yards on 72 carries with seven touchdowns as the primary backup to Miller. His performance on the field this spring is earning him rave reviews which can only spell good news for a Miami team looking for playmakers. - Matt Murschel, The Orlando Sentinel