Heisman Watch: Week 12

LaMichael James
Text: Cory McCartney, SI.com
Photo: Jed Jacobsohn/SI

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LaMichael James

RB Oregon, Soph.

Last Week: Idle

Season: 225 rushes for 1,422 yards and 17 TDs; 10 receptions for 149 yards and one TD

After speculating that James' past conviction could hurt his chances, I received multiple e-mails pointing out that if we're talking character, James was recently named to the Pac-10's All-Academic first team. To be fair, there's precedent for winning despite legal troubles, as Nebraska's Johnny Rodgers won in 1972 with a felony on his record. Currently the bigger concern is James' ankle -- and whether it will slow him down against Arizona's No. 15 ranked rush defense.

Next Up: Friday vs. No. 20 Arizona


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