Ja'Wuan James

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Ja'Wuan James
Ja'Wuan James 2014 combine.jpg
James at the 2014 NFL Scouting Combine
No. 70 Miami Dolphins
Position: Offensive tackle
Personal information
Date of birth: (1992-06-03) June 3, 1992 (age 23)
Place of birth: Atlanta, Georgia
Height: 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m)
Weight: 318 lb (144 kg)
Career information
High school: Suwanee (GA) North Gwinnett
College: Tennessee
NFL draft: 2014 / Round: 1 / Pick: 19
Career history
Roster status: Active
Career highlights and awards
  • PFWA All-Rookie Team (2014)
Career NFL statistics as of Week 17, 2014
Games Played: 16
Games Started: 16
Fumble Recoveries: 1
Stats at NFL.com

Ja'Wuan Amir James (born June 3, 1992) is an American football offensive tackle for the Miami Dolphins of the National Football League (NFL). He was drafted by the Dolphins in the first round of the 2014 NFL Draft. He played college football at Tennessee.

High School[edit]

James attended North Gwinnett High School in Suwanee, Georgia. He helped lead his team to 13-1 mark as senior, earning Region 7-5A championship while advancing to the state quarterfinals. He was selected to play in the 2010 Under Armour All-America Game in St. Petersburg, Florida.

Considered a four-star recruit by Rivals.com, he was rated the eighth best offensive tackle prospect in his class and the sixth best prospect from Georgia.[1]

College career[edit]

James attended the University of Tennessee from 2010 to 2013. He started 49 consecutive games for the Vols, all at right tackle. His 49 starts set a record for career starts by an offensive lineman in Tennessee history (passing Jeff Smith's 48 set from 1992-1995).[2]

Professional career[edit]

2014 NFL Draft[edit]

He was selected by the Miami Dolphins as the 19th pick of the first round of the 2014 NFL Draft.[3] James was the highest selected Tennessee Volunteers offensive lineman since Charles McRae and Antone Davis in 1991.

Miami Dolphins[edit]

James signed a four-year contract with the Dolphins on June 19, 2014.[4] He made his first career start in the Dolphins' season-opening win over New England on September 7, 2014.[5]


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