Extended by the Toronto Argonauts on October 23, 2014.
2014: Dressed in all 18 regular season games, starting in one, with the Argonauts…Registered six defensive tackles, 17 special teams tackles, one sack and one interception… Week 17 vs MTL, Dressed at LB…finished with one special teams tackle & one blocked punt… Week 18 vs. HAM, Started at LB...Recorded two defensive tackles, one special teams tackle, one quarterback sack, and one interception...Named Special Teams Player of the Week…Earned the Jake Gaudaur Veterans’ Award as the CFL player who best represented the attributes of Canada’s War Veterans.
2013: Signed as a free agent by the Toronto Argonauts on February 15, 2013...Played in all 18 regular season games for Toronto…Finished with 8 DT and 14 STT…2013 Playoffs Dressed as a linebacker in Eastern Final loss vs. Hamilton…record 2 DT and 2 STT
2012: Played in all 18 regular season games for the BC Lions…Finished the season with 9 defensive tackles, 10 special teams tackles, and 2 INTs…2012 Playoffs Dressed as a linebacker in Western Final loss vs. Calgary but did not record any stats.
2011: Played in all 18 regular season games for the BC Lions…Finished the season with 28 defensive tackles, 12 special teams’ tackles and 2 fumble recoveries…2011 Playoffs Dressed as linebacker in Western Final win vs. Edmonton but did not record any stats…Grey Cup Championship Dressed as linebacker in win over Winnipeg at BC Place Stadium but did not record any stats.
2010: Played in all 18 regular season games for the BC Lions…Finished season with 19 special teams tackles and 5 defensive tackles…2010 Playoffs Dressed in Western Semi-Final loss at Saskatchewan and recorded 1 defensive tackle.
2009: Selected fourth overall in the 2009 CFL Canadian Draft by the BC Lions…Played in all 18 regular season games for the Lions mainly on special teams…Finished the regular season with 20 special teams tackles and 1 INT which he returned for a 47 yard TD…2009 Playoffs Dressed as a linebacker in Eastern Semi-Final win at Hamilton but did not have any stats…Dressed as a linebacker in Eastern Final loss at Montreal but did not record any stats.
James started 32 games over four seasons at Bishop’s University (2005-08)…Compiled 164 career tackles which was good enough for second all-time in school history…2008 Earned Second-Team All Canadian as a senior…Earned QUFL All-Star nomination...Named to East-West Bowl…Made 59.5 tackles which were third–most in the CIS.
James majored in social sciences at Bishop’s in addition to working towards a minor in health and sports studies. He was teammates with current CFL players Shawn Gore, Tim Cronk, Steven Turner, and played under Edmonton Eskimos defensive line coach Leroy Blugh. James aspires to become a high school teacher and football coach when his playing days have concluded. A Brampton, ON native, he attended both St. John Boscoe High School and St. Thomas Aquinas High School.
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