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Tommy James

Thomas Laverne James Jr.

Position: DB-HB
Height: 5-10    Weight: 185 lbs.

Born: September 16, 1923 in Canton, OH
Died: February 7, 2007 in Massillon, OH
High School: Washington
College: Ohio St.   (school history)
Drafted by the Detroit Lions in the 17th round (146th overall) of the 1947 NFL Draft.

Weighted Career AV (100-95-...): 0 (14760th overall since 1950)
1-time Pro Bowler (fine print)

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Fine Details  · Last updated Mar 23, 2015 11:04AM
All-Time Rank: #1420. Samari Rolle… #1421. Santana Dotson… #1422. Greg Brezina… #1423. TOMMY JAMES… #1424. Tony Jones… #1425. Ken Ruettgers… #1426. John Tracey… 

Defense & Fumbles

Games Def Interceptions Fumbles Sacks & Tackles
Year Age Tm Pos No. G GS Int Yds TD Lng PD FF Fmb FR Yds TD Sk Tkl Ast Sfty AV
1947 24 DET 2 0
1948 25 CLE 14 0 4 37 0 0 0
1949 26 CLE db 12 1 4 64 1 0 0
1950 27 CLE RDH 82 12 9 69 0 34 0 0 0 1 0 0
1951 28 CLE RDH 82 12 2 1 0 1 0
1952 29 CLE RDH 42 12 4 40 0 18 0
1953* 30 CLE RDH 42 12 5 21 0 11 0 0 0 2 37 1
1954 31 CLE RDH 42 12 4 57 0 36 0 0 0 2 7 0
1955 32 CLE 42 8 2 20 0 16 0
1956 33 BAL 42 2
Career 98 1 34 309 1 36 0 0 0 5 44 1
8 yrs CLE 94 1 34 309 1 36 0 0 0 5 44 1
1 yr BAL 2 0
1 yr DET 2 0

Playoffs Defense & Fumbles

Games Def Interceptions Fumbles Sacks & Tackles
Year Age Tm Pos G GS Int Yds TD Lng PD FF Fmb FR Yds TD Sk Tkl Ast Sfty
1948 ❍ 25 CLE 1 0 2 36 0 30 0
1949 ❍ 26 CLE 2 0 0 0 1 0 0
1950 ❍ 27 CLE DB 2 2
1951 28 CLE DB 1 1 1 0 0 0 0
1952 29 CLE DB 1 1
1953* 30 CLE DB 1 1
1954 ❍ 31 CLE DB 1 1
1955 ❍ 32 CLE DB 1 1 1 11 0 11 0
Career 10 7 4 47 0 30 0 0 0 1 0 0

Rushing & Receiving

Games Rushing Receiving
Year Age Tm Pos No. G GS Att Yds TD Lng Y/A Y/G A/G Tgt Rec Yds Y/R TD Lng R/G Y/G YScm RRTD Fmb
1947 24 DET 2 0 2 -1 0 2 -0.5 -0.5 1.0 -1 0 0
1948 25 CLE 14 0 1 8 0 8 8.0 0.6 0.1 1 44 44.0 0 44 0.1 3.1 52 0 0
1949 26 CLE db 12 1 10 28 0 0 2.8 2.3 0.8 28 0 0
1950 27 CLE RDH 82 12 1 -1 0 -1 -1.0 -0.1 0.1 -1 0 0
1954 31 CLE RDH 42 12 1 -6 0 -6 -6.0 -0.5 0.1 -6 0 0
1955 32 CLE 42 8 1 2 0 2 2.0 0.3 0.1 2 0 0
Career 98 1 16 30 0 8 1.9 0.3 0.2 1 44 44.0 0 44 0.0 0.4 74 0 0
8 yrs CLE 94 1 14 31 0 8 2.2 0.3 0.1 1 44 44.0 0 44 0.0 0.5 75 0 0
1 yr BAL 2 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0 0 0
1 yr DET 2 0 2 -1 0 2 -0.5 -0.5 1.0 -1 0 0

Playoffs Rushing & Receiving

Games Rushing Receiving
Year Age Tm Pos G GS Att Yds TD Lng Y/A Y/G A/G Tgt Rec Yds Y/R TD Lng R/G Y/G YScm RRTD Fmb
1949 ❍ 26 CLE 1 0 2 7 0 0 3.5 7.0 2.0 7 0 0
Career 10 7 2 7 0 0 3.5 0.7 0.2 7 0 0

Kick & Punt Returns

Games Punt Returns Kick Returns
Year Age Tm Pos No. G GS Ret Yds TD Lng Y/R Rt Yds TD Lng Y/Rt APYd
1947 24 DET 2 0 1 2 0 2 2.0 1
1948 25 CLE 14 0 5 47 0 0 9.4 99
1950 27 CLE RDH 82 12 0 15 0 15 14
Career 98 1 6 64 0 15 10.7 138
8 yrs CLE 94 1 5 62 0 15 12.4 137
1 yr BAL 2 0 0
1 yr DET 2 0 1 2 0 2 2.0 1

Scoring Summary

Year Age Tm Pos No. G GS RshTD RecTD PR TD KR TD FblTD IntTD OthTD AllTD 2PM XPM FGM Sfty Pts Pts/G
1949 26 CLE db 12 1 1 1 6
1953* 30 CLE RDH 42 12 1 1 6
Career 98 1 1 1 2 12
8 yrs CLE 94 1 1 1 2 12
1 yr BAL 2 0 0
1 yr DET 2 0 0

Appearances on Leader Boards, Awards, and Honors

Stats are Year Lg Value (Rank/All-Time)

All-Pro Teams