Toran James

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Toran James
No. 59
Position: Fullback / Linebacker
Personal information
Born: (1974-03-08) March 8, 1974 (age 44)
Richmond, Virginia
Height: 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Weight: 249 lb (113 kg)
Career information
High school: Hertford County High
College: North Carlonia A&T
NFL Draft: 1997 / Round: 7 / Pick: 218
Career history
 * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Career NFL statistics
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Toran James (Born March 8, 1974) is a former professional American football linebacker who has played for the San Diego Chargers, Seattle Seahawks, and the Las Vegas Outlaws of the defunct XFL. He grew up in Ahoskie, North Carolina[1]

High school[edit]

Toran lettered as a defensive end for the Hertford County High Bears in Ahoskie, North Carolina

College career[edit]

James attended North Carolina A&T. In his freshman year he was named conference rookie of the year in 1992. He finished his collegiate career with 175 tackles and 14 sacks. Toran played linebacker as well as defensive end.year he was the only In 1995, he was granted a medical redshirt due to knee surgery.He majored in History

Professional career[edit]

Toran was drafted by the San Diego Chargers in the 7th round of the 1997 NFL Draft. Toran was a backup linebacker behind Kurt Gouveia[2] and special teams contributor and saw action in 14 games.Toran suffered a knee injury during mid season and missed weeks 9 and 10. He finished the season with 7 tackles. In 1998, he was released by the Chargers during the preseason. In 1999, he was signed by the Seattle Seahawks, again he was released during preseason. In the same year he was signed by the Green Bay Packers but again was released.[3] In 2000, James was drafted by the Las Vegas Outlaws with pick number 85 of the XFL Draft. James made a huge impact by his stellar pre-season game against the Memphis Maniax[4] During the 2001 season he recorded 12 tackles. In 2000, James was a member of the Carolina Cobras.[5] After the XFL folded, James signed with the Detroit Fury of the Arena Football League. He was a member of the team for the 2001 and 2002 seasons.[6] On January 11, 2005, Toran James was signed by the Columbus Destroyers by was later released during camp.[7]


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