Clippings – Edgerrin James, Immokalee HS (Florida)

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Unfortunately the Pro Football Hall of Fame will not be holding its Class of 2020 induction ceremonies scheduled for August 8 due to the coronavirus pandemic. However, that’s not stopping High School Football America from saluting the game’s greats.

Throughout the coming week, we’ll be using our new feature called Clippings to look back on the high school careers of this year’s honorees.

Read: Where the Pro Football Hall of Fame Class of 2020 played high school football

We start by looking back at Edgerrin James’ career at Immokalee High School in Florida. As a junior, James caught the eye of college football recruiters when he led the state in rushing with 2,127 yards with 29 rushing touchdowns.

In 1994, James led Immokalee to a 7-4 mark and a district championship, grabbing headlines along the way.

Sat, Oct 1, 1994 – Page 45 · News-Press (Fort Myers, Florida) · Newspapers.com Sat, Oct 1, 1994 – Page 41 · News-Press (Fort Myers, Florida) · Newspapers.com

His senior year started with him on the sidelines because of an elbow injury. When James returned to the field, he made an instant impact, turning around the team’s 0-5 start.

Sat, Oct 21, 1995 – Page 32 · News-Press (Fort Myers, Florida) · Newspapers.com

James’ return to led to four wins in the final five games. He finished with 1,304 yards with 10 touchdowns and was named to Parade Magazine‘s All-American Team.

Sat, Oct 1, 1994 – Page 45 · News-Press (Fort Myers, Florida) · Newspapers.com

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Jeff Fisher
Jeff is an award-winning journalist and expert in the field of high school sports, underscored with his appearance on CNBC in 2010 to talk about the big business of high school football in America. Jeff turned to his passion for high school football into an entrepreneurial venture called High School Football America, a digital media company focused on producing original high school sports content for radio, television and the internet. Jeff is co-founder and editor-in-chief of High School Football America, which is a media partner with USA TODAY High School Sports.