McKinze James
McKinze  James


Camden, Ark.

High School:
Fairview High

Height / Weight:
6-3 / 272




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Returning letterman who will transition to offensive line for his sophomore season.

2014: Played in 11 games as a redshirt freshman, earning a start at left end at Oklahoma State (9/6/14) ... Was impressive in his debut with 4 tackles in win at Northwestern State (8/28/14), including a solo stop ... Posted 3 solo tackles over the last 4 games, including a tackle and forced fumble at home against Southern Illinois (10/25/14) ... Brought down 2 ball carriers in the Bears’ annual Maroon and White Spring Game (4/26/14).

2013: Redshirted his first season at Missouri State ... Named MSU Defensive Scout Team Player of the Week for game at South Dakota State (10/5/13).

High School: Was part of a perfect 14-0 Class 5A state championship team his senior season (2012) for the Cardinals of Fairview High in Camden, Ark. ... Earned all-state and all-conference honors his last two seasons while becoming Fairview's career leader in sacks and No. 2 player in career tackles ... Senior honors also included Golden Triangle and Camden News Defensive Player of the Year, Hooten Magazine Super Team and an Arkansas High School All-Star Game selection ... Contributed 102 tackles, 14 tackles for loss and 8 sacks as a junior on the heels of an 86-tackle sophomore season that included 3 sacks ... Ran a 4.8 40-yard dash at the Arkansas junior-senior prospect camp in the summer of 2012 and combined to go 42-5 in his three varsity seasons at Fairview ... Sophomore and junior teams both finished 12-2 with a state runner-up finish in 2010 ... Is also an acclaimed discus thrower for the Cardinals.

Personal: McKinze R. James was born 11/8/94 in Pine Bluff, Ark. ... Son of Buck James of Camden, Ark. ... Has three brothers Cord, Ty and Grayson ... Majoring in History Education.

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