Steelers rookie TE James finds mentor in Heath Miller

PITTSBURGH (AP) Jesse James remembers as an 11-year-old growing up in the Pittsburgh suburbs watching tight end Heath Miller and his hometown Steelers defeat the Seattle Seahawks in Super Bowl XL. A decade later, James, a rookie fifth-round pick embarking on his first tentative steps in the NFL, finds himself learning the ropes from the guy he studied so closely. ''It has been great...
Via Associated Press
June 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Penn State Football: Replacing Jesse James

Former Penn State coach Bill O’Brien used to stockpile tight ends; current coach James Franklin is reaping the benefits. After watching Jesse James, Penn State’s all-time leader in touchdown by a tight end, get drafted by Pittsburgh in the fifth round of the 2015 NFL Draft, Franklin and offensive coordinator John Donovan turned to look at who could replace James’ production...
May 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Potential Early Impact of Coates, James in Steelers Offense

The Pittsburgh Steelers haven’t been quiet about what they expect from their offense each season under offensive coordinator Todd Haley: fast, efficient and high-scoring. The problem the first few years was the lack of playmakers, size, and speed on the offensive side of the ball.Not now.After drafting Auburn wide receiver Sammie Coates, and Penn State tight end Jesse James, the...
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May 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Steelers sign 5th round pick Jesse James

PITTSBURGH (AP) The Pittsburgh Steelers have signed fifth-round pick Jesse James. The team announced Thursday that James, a tight end out of Penn State, has agreed to a four-year contract. Terms were not disclosed. The 6-foot-7, 261-pound James caught 78 passes for 1,005 yards and 11 touchdowns during his career with the Nittany Lions. His touchdown total is a school record for...
Via Associated Press
May 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Penn State Football: 2015 NFL Draft preview

Penn State hasn’t had a player picked in the first round of the NFL Draft since 2010, but plenty of Nittany Lions have gone on to be valuable picks after that, and the 2015 draft won’t be any different. While Jared Odrick to Miami is Penn State’s last first rounder, Stefan Wisniewski (2011), Devon Still (2012) and Allen Robinson (2014) all went in the second round, often considered by...
April 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Penn State TE placed on John Mackey midseason award watch list

Penn State junior tight end Jesse James has been named to the John Mackey Award watch list on Monday afternoon. James is one of 33 players in the nation to be named to the mid-season watch list for the John Mackey Award. The award is given annually to the nation’s top tight end and will be presented at the The Home Depot College Football Awards Red Carpet Show on December 11th...
Via Total Sports Live
October 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Video: Young Penn State Fan Breaks Out Excellent Touchdown Dance, Gets James Franklin’s Attention

There are a few weeks left before Penn State kicks off its season with a highly anticipated game against UCF in Ireland, but one young Nittany Lions fan is already making touchdowns happen. He narrates his own touchdown pass, which apparently went from quarterback Christian Hackenberg to tight end Jesse James, and then breaks out into an extended touchdown dance that would have definitely...
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August 06, 2014  |  Discuss

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