Alec James Pre-Draft Interview

Alec James (#57) played college football at the University of Wisconsin. James grew up in Brookfield Wisconsin and attended Brookfield East High School. According to ESPN, James was a 4-star recruit, ranked the 29th defensive end, and ranked as the No. 1 recruit in the state of Wisconsin. During his senior season, James was accountable for 97 tackles, 25.0 for a loss, 12 sacks, and 4 forced fumbles. James was honored numerous times during high school including unanimous First-Team All-State, First-Team All-Conference, First-Team All-Area and All-Area Player of the Year according to the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel. Besides football, James also competed in track and field where he was a three-time letter winner. James qualified for states in both the 4×100 and 4×200 relays. James 2
James played defensive end while a member of the Wisconsin football program. Although James started his collegiate career as an outside linebacker he switched to defensive end following the end of his freshman season. During James’ career he was able to put up some good numbers as he had 100 tackles (57 solo and 43 assisted), 15.5 for a loss, 11.0 sacks, 7 pass deflections, a forced fumble and 2 fumble recoveries. James said, “on the field I attributed my success to my coach Inoke Breckterfield and to all my teammates who helped me push myself every day to do well.” James wasn’t just a talented athlete but an even better student thanks to one of his professors, LeAnn Bird, who pushed him each and everyday to succeed. James graduated with a degree in personal finances as well as receiving Academic All-Big Ten Honors for three years.
Due to his college success, James was invited to participate in the Shrine game. James said, “The shrine game was a fun experience because it wasn’t just about football. We got the chance to go to the children’s hospital and impact those kids’ lives.” James was able to show that he could learn the position quickly and improve each day. During the Shrine game, James had the opportunity to play defensive end in a 4-3 which was different from what he usually played as Wisconsin ran a 3-4 defense. James 1
James is shifting his focus on training as he is continuing to increase his speed and strength but still taking care of his body from a nutrition standpoint. James is currently training in Waukesha, Wisconsin at NX Level with trainer Brad Arenett. James said, “Arenett is doing an incredible job of getting me ready for not only the testing that comes with pro day but with helping me become a better overall football player as well.” James is a very talented athlete and should be able to hear his named called on draft day.

One comment

  1. Nice work! Already making a name for yourself as you start getting into the Power 5. Many more opportunities will open. Solid and interesting read again.

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