Christian James - Football - Vanderbilt University Athletics

#91 Christian James


Class Graduate
Height 6-4
Weight 290
Hometown Memphis, Tenn.
High School Christian Brothers

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Student-Athlete Features — Black Belt, Gold Heart — Perspective

As a Graduate (2023) 
• SEC Fall Academic Honor Roll
• Played in seven games, started five
• Earned a Pro Football Focus tackling grade of at least 70.0 in five games

As a Senior (2022)
• Named to SEC Fall Academic Honor Roll
• Played in all 12 games
• Made 32 tackles, 7.5 for loss with three sacks
• Made at least one tackle in every game
• Season-best five tackles against Wake Forest and Alabama
• Sacked the quarterback in win at Kentucky
• Recorded two tackles for loss in win at Hawai’i

As a Junior (2021)
• 23 tackles in 10 games
• At least four tackles in each of the final three games of the year
• Season-best five total tackles against Kentucky and Tennessee

As a Sophomore (2020)
• Played in eight games
• 11 tackles
• Season-best three tackles versus both Ole Miss and Florida
• Two stops against both LSU and Mississippi State
• First career tackle for loss against Ole Miss with an eight-yard stop

As a Freshman (2019)
• One game played, along the defensive line against East Tennessee State
• Registered one tackle

The James File
• Prepped at Christian Brothers (Tenn.)
• Three-star prospect by ESPN, Rivals and 247Sports
• 30 sacks during three-year varsity career
• 2018 Tennessee Football Coaches Association all-state
• 2018 Commercial Appeal all-metro
• 2018 AutoZone Liberty Bowl All-Star Game
• 2017 all-region
• Full name is Christian George James
• Born in Germantown, Tenn.
• Son of Bill and Shelia James
• One sister, Alexandra
• Enjoys piloting airplanes
• Majored in human and organizational development and earned a graduate degree in marketing