Kendall James

Kendall James (born June 29, 1992) is an American football cornerback who is currently a free agent. He was drafted by the Minnesota Vikings in the sixth round of the 2014 NFL Draft. He played college football at Maine.

Kendall James
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James at MCAS Miramar in 2019
Free agent
Personal information
Born: (1992-06-29) June 29, 1992 (age 28)
Roselle, New Jersey
Height:5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)
Weight:180 lb (82 kg)
Career information
High school:Scotch Plains (NJ) Union County
NFL Draft:2014 / Round: 6 / Pick: 184
Career history
 * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Player stats at

High schoolEdit

James attended the Union County Academy for Information Technology in Scotch Plains, New Jersey. While playing for Abraham Clark High School in Roselle, New Jersey. He earned all-conference and all-league honors during both his junior and senior seasons, and helped lead his team to its first winning record in 10 years in 2007. He set the school record with a 103-yard interception return for a touchdown. He also played basketball, where he was a three-year starter at point guard helping lead his team to a sectional championship during his junior season. He also ran track and helped lead his team to a state title his junior season.

He was considered a two-star recruit by[1]

College careerEdit

James attended the University of Maine, where he was a member of the Maine Black Bears football team from 2009 to 2013.[2] During his career, he accumulated 136 tackles, nine interceptions, 25 pass break-ups and three forced fumbles. He earned All-Colonial Athletic Association honors twice; a third-team selection in 2011, and a first-team selection in 2013. He was also named a second-team FCS All-American by the Associated Press.[3]

Professional careerEdit

2014 NFL CombineEdit

Pre-draft measurables
Height Weight 40-yard dash 10-yard split 20-yard split 20-yard shuttle Three-cone drill Vertical jump Broad jump Bench press
5 ft 11 in
(1.80 m)
180 lb
(82 kg)
4.29 s 1.53 s 2.53 s 4.19 s 6.81 s 39 in
(0.99 m)
10 ft 0 in
(3.05 m)
9 reps
All values from the NFL Combine [4]

2014 NFL DraftEdit

He was drafted by the Minnesota Vikings in the sixth round (184th overall) of the 2014 NFL Draft.[5]

Minnesota VikingsEdit

On May 16, 2014, James signed his rookie contract with the Minnesota Vikings. On August 30, 2014, he was released by the Vikings. On the following day, he cleared waivers and was signed to the Vikings' practice squad.

Cleveland BrownsEdit

On December 3, 2014, James was signed by the Cleveland Browns. On September 5, 2015, he was waived by the Browns.[6] On the following day, he cleared waivers and was signed to the Browns' roster.[7]

Detroit LionsEdit

James was signed by the Detroit Lions on December 15, 2015.[8]

New York JetsEdit

James was signed to a reserve/future contract by the New York Jets on January 8, 2016.[9] James was waived/injured on August 3, 2017 after being placed on the physically unable to perform list at the start of training camp.

San Diego FleetEdit

On October 26, 2018, James signed with the San Diego Fleet.[10] The league ceased operations in April 2019.[11]


  1. ^ Kendall James – Scout
  2. ^ "James Commits to Maine". Archived from the original on 2014-05-12. Retrieved 2014-05-10.
  3. ^ "James Honored to AP All-America List". Archived from the original on 2016-03-17. Retrieved 2014-05-10.
  4. ^ [1]
  5. ^ Minnesota Vikings Select CB Kendall James
  6. ^ "Cleveland Browns reduce roster to 53". September 5, 2015. Archived from the original on 2017-11-07. Retrieved September 25, 2015.
  7. ^ "Browns sign eight to practice squad". September 6, 2015. Archived from the original on September 25, 2015. Retrieved September 25, 2015.
  8. ^ Katzenstein, Josh (December 15, 2015). "Lions waive RT LaAdrian Waddle". Detroit News. Retrieved December 15, 2015.
  9. ^ Lange, Randy (January 7, 2016). "Mangold to Play in His 7th Pro Bowl". New York Jets. Archived from the original on January 10, 2016. Retrieved January 9, 2016.
  10. ^ Nguyen, Alexander (October 26, 2018). "San Diego Fleet Signs Two More Former Aztecs". Times of San Diego. Retrieved January 30, 2019.
  11. ^ Michael Rothstein, Seth Wickersham (June 13, 2019). "Inside the short, unhappy life of the Alliance of American Football". Retrieved September 12, 2019.

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