Found April 27, 2012 on 49ersNews:
The 49ers surprised everyone again (well not me, I guess him in our draft chat) by selecting running back LaMichael James out of Oregon. 5’8 194 lbs 4.45 40 time OVERVIEW James had a decorated career at Oregon and started all but two games after redshirting in 2007. An invitee to the Heisman Trophy presentation the past two years, James has been the most electric and productive player on a very impressive offense. He was an ideal fit for the unique zone blocking scheme run by Chip Kelly and has shown many traits that are transferable to the NFL. Teams could get hung up on his size, but he has shown quality traits on a consistent basis. STRENGTHS James is a quick and decisive back who looks like his motive is to be productive each time the ball touches his hands. He can get to full speed quickly off the snap and doesn’t hesitate when hitting the line of scrimmage. He is capable of making splash plays out of nothing. He is a better runner between the tackles than his frame would sugge...

LaMichael James spent his draft day with Willie Lyles

The 49ers used the 61st pick of the NFL Draft on Friday to add Oregon’s LaMichael James to their crowded backfield. It was a big day (as evidenced by the logjam of messages on his phone) for James, and there to share the moment with him was none other than Willie Lyles, the very man at the center of the NCAA’s ongoing investigation into alleged recruiting violations by the Ducks...

Oregon auctioning off LaMichael James jerseys without his permission

Oregon, the school that started college football’s uniform craze, decided to clear out a little bit of inventory and make some money in the process. Their idea? Sell game used jerseys on the net! One of those jerseys belongs to former Heisman candidate running back, LaMichael James. He was undoubtedly the Ducks most popular player [...]

49ers select RB James with 61st pick in 2nd round

The San Francisco 49ers have selected Oregon running back LaMichael James with the 61st overall pick of the NFL draft in the second round, adding depth behind Frank Gore. San Francisco has made two surprising picks so far, getting James on Friday night to join Gore, Kendall Hunter and newly acquired Brandon Jacobs on the reigning NFC West champions. The Niners chose Illinois wide...

Oregon players annoyed at school for profiting off their memorabilia

To see the hypocrisy of college athletics at its worst, pay a visit to There you’ll be able to bid on game-worn jerseys, gear and other equipment used by current and former University of Oregon athletes. Naturally, none of those athletes will see a dime. Maybe the school was counting on your excitement for getting some sweet Ducks merch to make you forget that...

Highlights: LaMichael James

Thirteen minute highlights of 49ers 61st pick LaMichael James, running back out of Oregon.
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