Originally written on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 12/5/12
After watching from the sideline during the San Francisco 49ers' first 12 games of the season, second-round pick LaMichael James is expected to make his NFL debut Sunday against the Miami Dolphins. James, who left Oregon a year early as the NCAA's active rushing leader with 5,082 yards and 53 touchdowns, has been mum on the topic, but several 49ers players tweeted about James' upcoming debut. "Happy for my bro @LaMichaelJames finally get to ball on these boys good things come with patience," tweeted rookie safety Trenton Robinson. When the team lost running back Kendall Hunter for the season with a torn Achilles on Nov. 25, many figured James would be called upon last week, but it didn't happen. Instead, Brandon Jacobs was given four carries and he responded with just six yards rushing. With Hunter sidelined, the 49ers lost their change-of-pace back -- a role that the shifty James is seemingly a better fit for than Jacobs. General manager Trent Baalke hinted that James' debu...
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