Originally a 7th-round (240th pick overall) draft choice by the San Francisco 49ers in 2018...Signed as a free agent by the Giants on March 25, 2022.
- Originally a 7th-round (240th pick overall) draft choice by the San Francisco 49ers in 2018...Signed as a free agent by the Giants on March 25, 2022.
- James has played in 40 regular-season games with 10 starts and has played in 3 postseason games, including Super Bowl LIV…Career totals include 38 receptions for 689 yards (18.1-yard avg.) and 3 touchdowns, a 23.0-yard average on 47 kickoff returns and a 7.3-yard average on 27 punt returns…In the postseason, he has a 16.0-yard average on 7 kickoff returns and a 9.8-yard average on 5 punt returns.
- In 2021, underwent knee surgery and spent the entire season on injured reserve.
- In 2020, played in 11 games with 7 starts and recorded a career-high 23 receptions for 394 yard and one touchdown…Averaged 18.3 yards on 4 kickoff returns and 5.7 yards on 6 punt returns…Finished with career-high totals of 9 catches and 184 yards, including a 47-yarder and a 41-yard touchdown vs. Green Bay (11/5)…It was his first career 100-yard game…James' 184 receiving yards were the most by a 49ers wideout since Sept. 8, 2013, when Anquan Boldin registered 208 yards, also against Green Bay…He was the first player with at least 3 receptions of 40-plus yards since Kansas City's Tyreek Hill had 3 at the Jets on Dec. 3, 2017 and was the first member of the 49ers to do so since Pro Football Hall of Famer Jerry Rice (3 vs. Minnesota on Dec. 18, 1995).
- In 2019, played in all 16 regular-season games with one start and played in all 3 postseason games…Tallied 6 receptions for 165 yards ((27.5-yard avg.) and one touchdown…Also averaged 21.4 yards on 20 kickoff returns, including an 81-yarder, and 8.0 yards on a career-high 33 punt returns…Registered his 2nd career touchdown catch on a 39-yard pass from Jimmy Garoppolo at Tampa Bay (9/8)…Caught a career-long 57-yard pass vs. Arizona (11/17)…Recorded a season-long 81-yard kickoff return vs. the Rams (12/21)…In the postseason, returned 7 kickoffs for a 16.0-yard average and 5 punts for a 9.8-yard average.
- As a rookie in 2018, played in 13 games with 2 starts and totaled 8 receptions for 126 yards and one touchdown…Registered a career-high 23 kickoff returns for a career-best 25.2-yard average, including a career-long 97-yard touchdown, and 512 punts for a 6.3-yard average…Made his NFL debut vs. Detroit (9/16)…Started for the first time and caught his first pass, a 7-yarder from C.J. Beathard, vs. Arizona (10/7)…Had 2 receptions for 60 yards, including a season-long 53-yarder, vs. Oakland (11/1)…Returned a kickoff 97 yards for a touchdown vs. Seattle (12/16), the first 49ers score on a kickoff return since Ted Ginn, Jr. ran one back 102 yards vs. the Seahawks on Sept. 11, 2011…James was the first 49ers rookie to register a kickoff return touchdown since Amos Lawrence's 92-yarder on Nov. 22, 1981…Recorded 3 catches for 32 yards, including his first career touchdown reception on a 9-yard pass from Nick Mullens, at the Rams (12/30).
- In 3 seasons at Middle Tennessee State, James played in 31 games and finished his career as the school's career leader in receptions (244), receiving yards (3,261) and touchdown catches (23)…Added 60 rushing attempts for 542 yards and 5 touchdowns…Recorded at least one reception in all 31 games played…A team captain in 2017, he played in 5 games and tallied 31 catches for 290 yards and 3 touchdowns…As a sophomore in 2016, selected first-team All-Conference USA…Played in all 13 games and collected 105 receptions for a school-record 1,625 yards and 12 touchdowns while rushing for 339 yards and 4 scores on 38 attempts… On Nov. 26, 2016, James became the 6th player in FBS history to have 200 yards rushing (207) and 100 receiving yards (120) in a game vs. Florida Atlantic…In 2015, named first-team Freshman All-America by the Football Writers Association of America and USA Today…Also earned first-team All-Conference USA honors and was selected to the conference's all-freshman team…Played in all 13 games and registered 108 receptions for 1,346 yds. and 8 touchdowns…Set the single-season Middle Tennessee State and Conference USA freshman records in catches (108) and receiving yards (1,346)…Redshirted in 2014.
- Majored in concrete industry management…Attended Riverview High School in Sarasota, Fla., where he played quarterback as a senior and was named honorable mention all-state for Class 8A as an athlete by the Orlando Sentinel…In 2013, named honorable mention all-Southwest Florida Regional Elite Team after passing for 442 yards and 7 touchdown and rushing for 1,044 yards and 15 scores…As a junior, tallied 49 receptions for 727 yards and 7 touchdowns…Member of the track team and competed in the 400 meters, long jump, triple jump and 4x400 relay…Born Richard Rhondel James, in Sarasota.
|1||@Titans||W 21 - 20||5||59||11.8||16||0||1||2||2||2||0|
|2||Panthers||W 19 - 16||5||51||10.2||15||0|
|3||Cowboys||L 16 - 23||4||36||9||16||0||1||4||4||4||0|
|4||Bears||W 20 - 12||1||9||9||9||0||1||1|
|2018||San Francisco 49ers||13||2||9||130||14.4||53||1||2||1|
|2019||San Francisco 49ers||16||1||6||165||27.5||57||1||2||-1||-0.5||0||0||1||1|
|2020||San Francisco 49ers||11||7||23||394||17.1||47||1||2||2|
|2022||New York Giants||4||1||15||155||10.3||16||0||2||6||3||4||0||1||1|