If I had to pick one guy most likely to surprise at the Super Bowl, it would be LaMichael James.
The story of the professional athlete overcoming a troubled past to make it to the pros is not uncommon. What makes LaMichael James story so unique is that he has been on himself for most of his life, and even after reaching the pinnacle of football, his past will continue to remind him how lucky he is.
Rookie quarterback LaMichael James may get his first chance to play Sunday when the 49ers meet the Dolphins at Candlestick.
When the 49ers drafted running back LaMichael James, both he and the team probably didn’t figure that he would not play through the first 12 weeks of the season. There is still no ETA on when he will play, but with an injury to Kendall Hunter, the team figures to turn to the rookie who can offer the team the same things that Hunter did to help make the offense so effective.
49ers running back Brandon Jacobs posted advice on Twitter with a reference to never working “in a place where you hate your boss so much, you should always be happy at work.” The hash tag: “YouLiveAndYouLearn.”
Brandon Jacobs balanced himself on crutches walking through the San Francisco 49ers locker room. LaMichael James strolled through with a backpack and a smile.
Frank Gore may stand alone among all San Francisco 49ers running backs but he’s not done working.
The three-time Pro Bowl running back is taking part in San Francisco’s offseason workouts, arriving far earlier than usual to the Bay Area from his home in south Florida to get to work.
More college free agents made NFL rosters last year than ever before. John Madden told the KCBS morning crew he expects the trend to continue.
The San Francisco 49ers have selected Oregon running back LaMichael James with the 61st overall pick of the NFL draft in the second round, adding depth behind Frank Gore.