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James Becomes UO's Fourth Consensus All-American
Release Date: 12/09/2010
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LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. -- University of Oregon running back LaMichael James was selected to the Walter Camp Football Foundation All-America team, making him just the third consensus All-American in school history.

The sophomore from Texarkana, Texas, who was previously named to the American Football Coaches Association All-America team, is the nation's leading rusher with 1,682 yards. His 21 rushing touchdowns to date are tops in the NCAA and a UO single-season record, and he leads the nation in scoring average at 12.0 points per game.

To be considered a consensus All-American, a player must make two of the five teams recognized by the NCAA. The other three All-America teams, which are still to be announced, are selected by the Associated Press, Football Writers Association of America and Sporting News.

James is Oregon's first consensus All-American since defensive tackle Haloti Ngata, now of the Baltimore Ravens, in 2005. UO's other consensus AA was halfback Mel Renfro in 1962.

With the BCS National Championship game still ahead for the No. 2 Ducks, James needs 40 yards to tie Jonathan Stewart's single-season mark of 1,722 and stands only 68 yards away from Derek Loville's UO career record of 3,296.

A finalist for the Heisman Trophy, Walter Camp Football Foundation Player of the Year and Doak Walker Award, James is well on his way to becoming the most decorated player ever to wear an Oregon uniform.

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