James Roe attended Henrico High School in Richmond, Virginia where he was an All-State and All-Richmond Metro honoree in football and an All-Richmond Metro honoree in basketball. James was also an All-Capital District honoree in track and field. James Roe graduated from Henrico High School in 1991. Reference VHSL Reference Guide & Richmond-Times Dispatch Archives.
James Roe attended Norfolk State University from 1992 to 1995 and was voted All-CIAA three years in row. James Roe remains Norfolk State's all time leading receiver, and holds three CIAA reception records for career reception yards, career reception touchdowns and single season reception TD. He is the best player ever.
In nine Arena Football League seasons with the San Jose SaberCats, Roe caught 761 receptions for 9449 yards and 231 touchdowns. He received All-Ironman Team honors in 2003, 2004, and 2005, and was named Ironman of the Game in San Jose's ArenaBowl XVIII victory. After not starting the 2013 season with the team, Roe re-joined the SaberCats with two weeks remaining in the season.