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Mike James
RB #25
Height:
5-10
Weight:
223
Age:
23
College:
Miami (Fla.)
Experience:
2

Quick Stats (2014):

CAR
19
YDS
37
AVG
1.9
TDS
0
Career Stats
SeasonTeamGamesRushingReceivingFumbles
GGSAttYdsAvgLngTDRecYdsAvgLongTDFUMLost
TOTAL 79 332 4.2 24 0 11 38 3.5 20 0 0 0
2014 TB 11 0 19 37 1.9 9 0 1 -5 -5 -5 0 -- --
2013 TB 8 3 60 295 4.9 24 0 10 43 4.3 20 0 -- --
Recent Games
WKOppResultRushingReceivingFumbles
AttYdsAvgLngTDRecYdsAvgLngTDFUMLost
1 CAR L 14-20 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2 STL L 17-19 6 7 1.2 8 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
3 @ATL L 14-56 4 4 1 3 0 1 -5 -5 -5 0 -- --
4 @PIT W 27-24 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
5 @NO L 31-37 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
6 BAL L 17-48 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
8 MIN L 13-19 1 1 1 1 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
9 @CLE L 17-22 4 9 2.3 6 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
10 ATL L 17-27 4 16 4 9 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
11 @WAS W 27-7 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
12 @CHI L 13-21 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
13 CIN L 13-14 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
14 @DET L 17-34 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
15 @CAR L 17-19 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --

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Biography

ACQUIRED BY BUCS

  • Selected in the sixth round (189th overall) of the 2013 NFL Draft by the Buccaneers.

 

2013 HIGHLIGHTS

  • Played in first career game at New York Jets (9/8).
  • Recorded his first career rush at New England (9/22), carrying the ball for five yards.
  • Tallied his first career reception vs. Arizona (9/29), a two-yard catch on a tipped ball.
  • Made his first NFL start vs. Carolina (10/24), finishing with 10 rushes for 39 yards as well as four receptions for 25 yards, in addition to a career-long for receptions (20).
  • At Seattle (11/3), recorded first career 100-yard rushing game, finishing the game with 158 rushing yards on 28 carries  (5.6 avg.), tied for the 10th-most single-game rushing yards in franchise history.
  • Threw first career touchdown pass at Seattle (11/3), a two-yard jump pass to tight end Tom Crabtree, marking the first time a Buccaneer running back has recorded a touchdown pass since Earnest Graham (12/5/2010).
  • Recorded career-long 24-yard long rush vs. Miami (11/11).
  • Placed on Injured Reserve on November 13.

 

COLLEGE

  • Played in 50 games at Miami (2009-12), starting 17, including all 12 his senior season.
  • Recorded 312 rushes for 1,386 yards (4.4 avg) and 17 touchdowns, while also catching 67 passes for 585 yards (8.7 avg) and five touchdowns.
  • Rushed for a career best 621 yards as a senior.
  • Became the 38th 1,000-yard rusher in school history.
  • One of only 11 FBS players named to the 2012 AFCA Allstate Good Works Team.
  • Earned the Community Service Man of the Year Award, Captain’s Award, Melching Leadership Award and Jack Harding Team Most Valuable Player at the team’s end-of-season banquet.
  • Finalist for the 2012 Pop Warner Award.
  • Had a career best eight total touchdowns as a junior (seven rushing, one receiving).
  • Graduated with a degree in sports administration.

 

COMMUNITY

  • Along with fellow NFL players Jonathan Cyprien of the Jacksonville Jaguars and Brian Hartline of the Miami Dolphins, serves as a spokesperson for Florida’s Roadside Litter Prevention Education campaign, encouraging people to “Drive It Home … Keep Our Paradise Litter Free™.”
  • As part of the 2013 Buccaneers Rookie Club, took part in a variety of community service events, including: visiting patients at St. Joseph’s Children’s Hospital in Tampa; hosting an ice cream social for military veterans at James Haley VA Hospital; participating in a teambuilding scavenger hunt with the Boys & Girls Clubs of Tampa at Busch Gardens; hosting a bowling outing with Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Tampa Bay; challenging youths from the Central City YMCA in games at a local arcade; visiting local servicemen and servicewomen at MacDill Air Force Base; hosting a “Salute to Service” Barbecue with USAA at U.S. Coast Guard Sector St. Petersburg; greeting veterans at Bay Pines VA Hospital; visiting young patients over the holidays at All Children’s Hospital; and singing Christmas carols to residents at Westminster Palms Retirement Home.

 

PERSONAL

  • Attended Ridge Community High School (Davenport, Florida).
  • Ranked as one of the top running backs in the nation by Scout.com (No. 18), Rivals.com (No. 21) and ESPN.com (No. 33).
  • Rushed for 1,300 yards and 15 touchdowns as a senior. Also contributed two kick return touchdowns.
  • First-team All-County selection by The Ledger (Lakeland, Florida).
  • Florida Sports Writers Association All-State honorable mention.
  • Born Michael James on April 13, 1991 in Haines City, Florida.

ACQUIRED BY BUCS

  • Selected in the sixth round (189th overall) of the 2013 NFL Draft by the Buccaneers.

 

2013 HIGHLIGHTS

  • Played in first career game at New York Jets (9/8).
  • Recorded his first career rush at New England (9/22), carrying the ball for five yards.
  • Tallied his first career reception vs. Arizona (9/29), a two-yard catch on a tipped ball.
  • Made his first NFL start vs. Carolina (10/24), finishing with 10 rushes for 39 yards as well as four receptions for 25 yards, in addition to a career-long for receptions (20).
  • At Seattle (11/3), recorded first career 100-yard rushing game, finishing the game with 158 rushing yards on 28 carries  (5.6 avg.), tied for the 10th-most single-game rushing yards in franchise history.
  • Threw first career touchdown pass at Seattle (11/3), a two-yard jump pass to tight end Tom Crabtree, marking the first time a Buccaneer running back has recorded a touchdown pass since Earnest Graham (12/5/2010).
  • Recorded career-long 24-yard long rush vs. Miami (11/11).
  • Placed on Injured Reserve on November 13.

 

COLLEGE

  • Played in 50 games at Miami (2009-12), starting 17, including all 12 his senior season.
  • Recorded 312 rushes for 1,386 yards (4.4 avg) and 17 touchdowns, while also catching 67 passes for 585 yards (8.7 avg) and five touchdowns.
  • Rushed for a career best 621 yards as a senior.
  • Became the 38th 1,000-yard rusher in school history.
  • One of only 11 FBS players named to the 2012 AFCA Allstate Good Works Team.
  • Earned the Community Service Man of the Year Award, Captain’s Award, Melching Leadership Award and Jack Harding Team Most Valuable Player at the team’s end-of-season banquet.
  • Finalist for the 2012 Pop Warner Award.
  • Had a career best eight total touchdowns as a junior (seven rushing, one receiving).
  • Graduated with a degree in sports administration.

 

COMMUNITY

  • Along with fellow NFL players Jonathan Cyprien of the Jacksonville Jaguars and Brian Hartline of the Miami Dolphins, serves as a spokesperson for Florida’s Roadside Litter Prevention Education campaign, encouraging people to “Drive It Home … Keep Our Paradise Litter Free™.”
  • As part of the 2013 Buccaneers Rookie Club, took part in a variety of community service events, including: visiting patients at St. Joseph’s Children’s Hospital in Tampa; hosting an ice cream social for military veterans at James Haley VA Hospital; participating in a teambuilding scavenger hunt with the Boys & Girls Clubs of Tampa at Busch Gardens; hosting a bowling outing with Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Tampa Bay; challenging youths from the Central City YMCA in games at a local arcade; visiting local servicemen and servicewomen at MacDill Air Force Base; hosting a “Salute to Service” Barbecue with USAA at U.S. Coast Guard Sector St. Petersburg; greeting veterans at Bay Pines VA Hospital; visiting young patients over the holidays at All Children’s Hospital; and singing Christmas carols to residents at Westminster Palms Retirement Home.

 

PERSONAL

  • Attended Ridge Community High School (Davenport, Florida).
  • Ranked as one of the top running backs in the nation by Scout.com (No. 18), Rivals.com (No. 21) and ESPN.com (No. 33).
  • Rushed for 1,300 yards and 15 touchdowns as a senior. Also contributed two kick return touchdowns.
  • First-team All-County selection by The Ledger (Lakeland, Florida).
  • Florida Sports Writers Association All-State honorable mention.
  • Born Michael James on April 13, 1991 in Haines City, Florida.