Cedric James

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Cedric James
No. 89
Position: Wide receiver
Personal information
Date of birth: (1979-03-19) March 19, 1979 (age 38)
Place of birth: Fort Worth, Texas
Height: 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Weight: 199 lb (90 kg)
Career information
High school: Kennedale High School (TX)
College: Texas Christian
NFL Draft: 2001 / Round: 4 / Pick: 131
Career history
 * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
games played: 5
Player stats at NFL.com
Player stats at PFR

Cedric James (born March 19, 1979 in Fort Worth, Texas) is a former American football Fort Worth, Texas in the Fort Worth, Texas for the Minnesota Vikings, Dallas Cowboys and New England Patriots. He played college football at Texas Christian University.

Early years[edit]

James attended Kennedale High School in Kennedale, Texas.In football, he was a two-time All-District 11-3A selection, registering in his senior season with 27 receptions for 678 yards (25.11 yards per reception avg.), 11 touchdowns and rushed ten times for 155 yards (15.50 yards per rushing attempt avg.).[1] He graduated in 1997.

He accepted a scholarship from Texas Christian University, where he played in a run oriented offense built around teammate Ladanian Tomlinson. As a senior, he posted 19 receptions (led the team) for 310 yards and 3 touchdowns. He finished his career with 40 receptions for 580 yards.

Professional career[edit]

Minnesota Vikings[edit]

James was selected by the Minnesota Vikings in the fourth round (131st overall) of the 2001 NFL Draft. On September 6, he was placed on the injured reserve list with a hamstring injury. In 2002, he appeared in 5 games, playing mainly on special teams. He was waived August 13, 2003.

Dallas Cowboys[edit]

On September 1, 2003, he was signed by the Dallas Cowboys to the practice squad. On December 31, he was promoted to the active roster, but was inactive in the wild card playoff game against the Carolina Panthers. He was released on August 31, 2004.

New England Patriots[edit]

On September 22, 2004, he was signed by the New England Patriots to the practice squad.[2]

In February 2005, he was assigned to the Rhein Fire of NFL Europe.[3] He started 8 games, posting 39 receptions (tied for the team lead) for 515 yards (led the team), with a17.8 average per reception and 5. He missed the final 2 games of the season with an injury, but still received NFL Europe All-League honors.[4]

In 2005, he was injured most of the preseason, which led to his release and signing to the practice squad. He was released on March 2, 2006.

Personal life[edit]

James' wife, Myriah, once appeared on the hit game show The Price Is Right.[5]


  1. ^ "Cedric James Profile". New England Patriots. Retrieved 2010-05-21. 
  2. ^ "Patriots Notebook: Faulk speaks about return". Retrieved February 19, 2016. 
  3. ^ "Six set to play in NFL Europe". Retrieved February 19, 2016. 
  4. ^ Hart, Andy (2005-05-26). "WR James shaping up in Europe". New England Patriots. Retrieved 2016-05-21. 
  5. ^ "Contestant video". Retrieved February 19, 2016. 

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