Craig James Espn Bio?

The injured player that Leach is accused of mistreating is Adam James. He is the son of former SMU standout and current ESPN broadcaster Craig James.
What is the bio of Craig James? Search ESPN for his bio and found nothing. Does Craig have a biography?

asked by Dean in Other - Sports | 8076 views | 12-29-2009 at 01:12 AM

Biography of Craig James

James' credits at CBS Sports include reporting on bobsled and luge at the 1998 Olympic Winter Games, hosting AT THE HALFâ, CBS Sports' college basketball halftime studio show, and serving as a reporter for the Network's coverage of the NCAA Men's Basketball Championship.
Craig James joined CBS Sports after serving as studio analyst for ESPN's "College GameDay" and "College Football Scoreboard" programs, college halftimes and "NFL PrimeMonday." He also provided commentary and analysis for ESPN Sports Radio and ESPN2's "SportsNight." He started at ESPN in 1991 as an analyst for College Football Association games.

Before working for ESPN, Craig James was a radio analyst for Southern Methodist football (1989-90). He went on to host "Special Edition" and "Profiles" for Dallas Cowboys television and co-hosted "The Jimmy Johnson Show" (1990-91). He was also a sportscaster at KRLD Radio in Dallas, executive producer and co-host of "The Michael Irvin Show" on KDFW-TV Dallas and anchor at KDFW (1992-93).

The former Southern Methodist University tailback was teamed with Eric Dickerson to form the famed "Pony Express." After being named first-team All-Southwest Conference (1980-83), James played for the USFL's Washington Federals (1983-84) and the NFL's New England Patriots (1984-88). He was the Patriots' Rookie of the Year (1984) and Most Valuable Player (1985), in addition to being named the NFL's Offensive Player of the Year (1985). James started in the 1986 Pro Bowl and in Super Bowl XX (1986) against the Chicago Bears.

Craig James , who was graduated from SMU in 1983 with a liberal arts degree, owns and operates the Craig James School of Broadcasting in Dallas. He was born Jan. 2, 1961 in Jacksonville, Texas, and now lives in Plano, Texas, with his wife, Marilyn, and four children.


answered by Braeden | 12-29-2009 at 01:13 AM

Craig James' bio from

Standout college and professional football running back and veteran analyst Craig James joined John Saunders and Terry Bowden as an analyst for ABC Sports’ college football studio show from Times Square Stadium in September 2003.

From 1996-2002, James worked for CBS Sports in a variety of roles. He was an NFL game analyst and a studio analyst on “College Football Today,” “NFL Today” and the college basketball halftime studio show. He also served as a reporter for the network’s coverage of the NCAA Men’s Basketball Championship and on the bobsled and luge competitions during the 1998 Olympic Winter Games. From 1991 through 1996 James was at ESPN, where he served as a studio analyst on the “College Gameday” and “College Football Scoreboard” programs.

Prior to his first ESPN stint, James was the weekday sports anchor KDFW, the Fox affiliate in Dallas/Fort Worth, from 1992-1993. He served as a sportscaster at KRLD-AM in Dallas from 1991-1993, where he hosted “Sports Central” and covered the Dallas Cowboys.

James teamed in the backfield at SMU with former ABC commentator Eric Dickerson to form the famed “Pony Express.” He was on the First Team All-Southwest Conference from 1980-83, and played for the USFL’s Washington Federals (1983-84) and NFL’s New England Patriots (1984-88). With New England, James was NFL Rookie of the Year in 1984, when he rushed for 790 yards, and was voted New England’s “Most Valuable Player” and NFL “Offensive Player of the Year” by The Vince Lombardi Committee in 1985, when he rushed for 1,227 yards and five touchdowns. James was a starter in the 1986 Pro Bowl and Super Bowl XX.

James, a native of Jacksonville, Texas, graduated from SMU in 1983 with a liberal arts degree, after studying history and business.

answered by Declan | 12-29-2009 at 01:14 AM

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