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Encyclopedia > Edgerrin James
Edgerrin James
Date of birth August 1, 1978 (age 28)
Place of birth Flag of United States Immokalee, Florida
Height ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Weight 215 lb (98 kg)
Position(s) RB
College University of Miami
NFL Draft 1999 / Round 1 / Pick 4
Career Highlights
Pro Bowls 2006, 2005, 2001, 2000
Awards 1999 AP NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year
Records Colts Most Rushing Yards (9,226),
Colts Career Rushing TDs (64)
Stats
Statistics
Team(s)
1999-2005
2006-Present
Indianapolis Colts
Arizona Cardinals

Edgerrin Tyree James (born August 1, 1978 in Immokalee, Florida), nicknamed “The Edge” or just “Edge”, is an American football player who currently plays running back for the Arizona Cardinals of the NFL. August 1 is the 213th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (214th in leap years), with 152 days remaining. ... 1978 (MCMLXXVIII) was a common year starting on Sunday. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_United_States. ... Immokalee is a census-designated place located in Collier County, Florida. ... A foot (plural: feet) is a non-SI unit of distance or length, measuring around a third of a metre. ... An inch (plural: inches; symbol or abbreviation: in or, sometimes, ″ - a double prime) is the name of a unit of length in a number of different systems, including English units, Imperial units, and United States customary units. ... The metre, or meter (U.S.), is a measure of length. ... 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Since 1967 The Associated Press has given two annual Rookie of the Year Awards to NFL American football players: one for an offensive player and one for a defensive player. ... A world record is the best performance in a certain discipline, usually a sports event. ... City Indianapolis, Indiana Team colors Speed Blue and White Head Coach Tony Dungy Owner Jim Irsay General manager Bill Polian Mascot Blue League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1953–present) Western Conference (1953-1969) Coastal Division (1967-1969) American Football Conference (1970-present) AFC East (1970-2001) AFC South (2002... City Indianapolis, Indiana Team colors Speed Blue and White Head Coach Tony Dungy Owner Jim Irsay General manager Bill Polian Mascot Blue League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1953–present) Western Conference (1953-1969) Coastal Division (1967-1969) American Football Conference (1970-present) AFC East (1970-2001) AFC South (2002... City Glendale, Arizona Other nicknames The Cards, The Birds, Big Red Team colors Cardinal Red, Black, and White Head Coach TBA Owner Bill Bidwell General manager Rod Graves Mascot Big Red League/Conference affiliations Independent (1898-1919) National Football League (1920–present) Western Division (1933-1949) American Conference (1950-1952... August 1 is the 213th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (214th in leap years), with 152 days remaining. ... 1978 (MCMLXXVIII) was a common year starting on Sunday. ... Immokalee is a census-designated place located in Collier County, Florida. ... United States simply as football, is a competitive team sport that is both fast-paced and strategic. ... High school running back A running back, halfback, tailback or wingback is the position of a player on an American and Canadian football team who lines up in the offensive backfield. ... City Glendale, Arizona Other nicknames The Cards, The Birds, Big Red Team colors Cardinal Red, Black, and White Head Coach TBA Owner Bill Bidwell General manager Rod Graves Mascot Big Red League/Conference affiliations Independent (1898-1919) National Football League (1920–present) Western Division (1933-1949) American Conference (1950-1952... For other uses of National Football League, see National Football League (disambiguation). ...

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University of Miami career

James was recruited out of Florida's Immokalee High School by the University of Miami. He proved to be one of the most successful running backs in the school's history. The University of Miami (also known as UM or just The U) is a private university founded in 1925 with its main campus in the city of Coral Gables in metropolitan Miami, Florida, in the United States. ...


James ranked second in all-time University of Miami rushing yards. He was the only running back in the university's history to post two consecutive seasons with 1000-plus rushing yards, and he ranks first in school history with the most 100-plus rushing games (14). All single season records held by James have since been broken by former Miami and current Buffalo Bills running back Willis McGahee in 2002. City Orchard Park, New York Team colors Dark Navy, Red, Royal, Nickel, and White Head Coach Dick Jauron Owner Ralph C. Wilson Jr. ... Willis Andrew McGahee (born October 20, 1981 in Miami, Florida) is an American football running back who currently plays for the Buffalo Bills of the NFL. As a running back at the University of Miami, one of the premier college football programs in the nation, McGahee shattered several records in...


FHM magazine comments

James was included in a September 2006 FHM article about the success of University of Miami alumni in the NFL, titled: "University of Miami Hit Squad. The Hurricanes are Taking Over the NFL. Deal with It." The cover of an issue of FHM China, featuring Britney Spears, wearing a bathing suit & necktie The cover of the first issue of FHM in the United States, featuring Rachael Leigh Cook FHM is an international monthly lads mag. ...


In the article, James said: "We have a little slogan at UM. When you leave the locker room, you say you're going to "hit, stick and bust dick. Then what else? Talk shit."


Indianapolis Colts

James was drafted by the Indianapolis Colts out of the University of Miami with the fourth pick in the first round of the 1999 NFL Draft. He signed a seven-year, $49 million contract. Many critics believed that the Colts made a mistake by choosing James over the reigning Heisman Trophy winner Ricky Williams. James quieted the critics and was an immediate success and was named the 1999 NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year by the Associated Press. James won the NFL Rushing Title in his first two seasons, before tearing his ACL six games into the 2001 season. After the 2002 season, where James failed to regain his form of 1999 and 2000, many believed that James would never recover from his knee injury. However, James rebounded well in 2003 and re-established his place as one of the top running backs in the NFL in 2004 and 2005, with over 1,500 rushing yards in both seasons. City Indianapolis, Indiana Team colors Speed Blue and White Head Coach Tony Dungy Owner Jim Irsay General manager Bill Polian Mascot Blue League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1953–present) Western Conference (1953-1969) Coastal Division (1967-1969) American Football Conference (1970-present) AFC East (1970-2001) AFC South (2002... The 1999 NFL Draft Categories: | ... John Cappellettis 1973 Heisman Trophy is part of an exhibit at the Penn State All-Sports Museum located at Beaver Stadium, on the campus of the Pennsylvania State University. ... Since 1967 The Associated Press has given two annual Rookie of the Year Awards to NFL American football players: one for an offensive player and one for a defensive player. ... The Associated Press, or AP, is an American news agency, the worlds largest such organization. ... ACL can refer to: Access control list Agent communication language Anterior cruciate ligament – an ACL tear is a common knee injury. ...


With the Colts, James had combined with quarterback Peyton Manning and wide receivers Marvin Harrison and Reggie Wayne in what many analysts consider the most dominant offense in the history of the NFL. Despite their offensive capabilities, however, the Colts have generally fared poorly in the playoffs, but they finally won the Super Bowl in 2007, without James. In the Colts' 2005 season, they won 13 consecutive games during the regular season, only to be eliminated in the divisional round of the playoffs by the eventual Super Bowl XL champion Pittsburgh Steelers. Peyton Williams Manning (born March 24, 1976 in New Orleans, Louisiana)[1] is an American football quarterback for the Indianapolis Colts NFL franchise. ... Marvin Daniel Harrison (born August 25, 1972, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) is an American football player who played for Syracuse University and is currently playing in the NFL for the Indianapolis Colts. ... Reginald Reggie Wayne (born November 17, 1978 in New Orleans, Louisiana) is an American football wide receiver who currently plays for the Indianapolis Colts. ... The 2005 Indianapolis Colts season began with the team trying to maintain or improve on their 12-4 record from 2004, and advance farther into the playoffs. ... Date February 5, 2006 Stadium Ford Field City Detroit, Michigan MVP Hines Ward, wide receiver Favorite Steelers by 4 National anthem Aaron Neville, Aretha Franklin and Dr. John, ASL performed by Angela LaGuardia Coin toss Tom Brady Referee Bill Leavy Halftime show The Rolling Stones Attendance 68,206 TV in... City Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania Team colors Black and Gold Head Coach Mike Tomlin Owner Dan Rooney General manager Kevin Colbert League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1933–present) Eastern Division (1933–1943; 1945–1949) Western Division (1944) American Conference (1950–1952) Eastern Conference (1953–1969) Century Division (1967–1969) American Football...


Arizona Cardinals

James signed a four-year deal with the Cardinals on March 12, 2006. He was the Cardinals' most significant addition during the 2006 offseason and one of the Cardinals' most significant personnel acquisitions ever.


With the Cardinals, James filled the shoes of former running back Emmitt Smith, who played for the Cardinals for a short time at the end of his career, a future Pro Football Hall of Fame inductee. James's first season with Arizona was a disappointment as his Yards Per Carry Average dropped to 3.4. James' poor season was mainly attributed to the Arizona offensive line, which was considered to be the worst in the NFL during the 2006 season. Emmitt James Smith III (born May 15, 1969 in Pensacola, Florida) is a former American football player, who played for the Dallas Cowboys and Arizona Cardinals. ... The Pro Football Hall of Fame is the National Football Leagues Hall of Fame. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged with American football. ...


NFL records

James led the league in rushing during his rookie and sophomore season. He's currently the record holder for most total yards from scrimmage per game in a regular season career.


At 9,226 total yards as a Colt, James holds the Colts' team record for most career total yards rushing.


As of 2006 game 5, James is #2 career average yards per game (100+ games) at 123, behind only Jim Brown (126). Similarly he is in the top 5 for career touchdowns per game.
James Nathaniel Jake Brown (born February 17, 1936) is a retired American professional football player who has also made his mark as an actor and social activist. ...


Personal

James currently resides in Miami, Florida. He is unmarried and has a daughter. James' younger cousin, Javarris James, is a current freshman running back for James' alma mater, the University of Miami. Miami redirects here. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Javarris James is a current starting running back on the University of Miami football team. ...


James established the Edgerrin James Foundation, a charity for underprivileged children and families. In 2000, he donated $250,000 to the University of Miami, which is the largest donation ever made to the university by one of its former athletes.


James appeared in the music video for Trick Daddy's song Nann Nigga and Take It To Da House. Maurice Young (b. ... Nann Nigga is the first single from Trick Daddys first album www. ...

Preceded by
Danyell Ferguson/Dyral McMillan
Miami Hurricanes' Starting Running Back
1997-1998
Succeeded by
James Jackson/Clinton Portis

James Jackson (born August 4, 1974 in Belle Glade, FL) is a National Football League running back for the Arizona Cardinals. ... Clinton Earl Portis (born September 1, 1981 in Laurel, Mississippi) is an American football player who currently plays running back for the Washington Redskins of the NFL. // Portis starred at the University of Miami, one of the premier collegiate football programs in the nation. ...

External links

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AWOL from Colts workouts, Edgerrin James is cruising - 06.11.01 - SI Vault (1234 words)
Edgerrin James is only the fifth player in NFL history to lead the league in rushing in each of his first two seasons.
In the meantime, from January to July, James is primarily engaged in the pursuit of pleasure.
James spent the Memorial Day weekend with numerous friends at a series of parties and concerts in Miami billed collectively as Urban Fashion Week, but he also made it a prelude to his Going on the Wagon campaign.
Edgerrin James Stats - Arizona Cardinals - Realfootball365.com (397 words)
James, who signed with Arizona in the offseason, is averaging 3.1 yards per carry and had just 41 yards on 20 carries in the Cardinals' 32-10 loss to Atlanta on Sunday.
James rushed for a season-high 94 yards and a touchdown on 26 carries in the Cardinals' 16-14 loss to the Rams on Sunday.
James signed a four-year contract with the Arizona Cardinals worth $30.5 million, $11.5 of which is guaranteed, in a surprising move Saturday.
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