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Jesse James
TE #81
Height:
6-7
Weight:
261
Age:
23
College:
Penn State
Hometown:
Glassport, PA
Experience:
3

Quick Stats (2016):

REC
39
YDS
338
AVG
8.7
TDS
3
Career Stats
SeasonTeamGamesReceivingRushingFumbles
GGSRecYdsAvgLongTDAttYdsAvgLngTDFUMLost
TOTAL 47 394 8.4 24 4 0 0 -- 0 0 0 0
2016 PIT 16 13 39 338 8.7 24 3 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2015 PIT 8 2 8 56 7 20 1 -- -- -- -- -- -- --

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Biography

PRO (24-15/5-3): Drafted by the Steelers in the fifth round (160th overall) of the 2015 NFL Draft.

2016 (16-13/3-3):

  • 9/12 at Washington: Set single-game career highs in receptions (5) and receiving yards (31).
  • 9/18 vs. Cincinnati: Caught his first touchdown of the season, a nine-yarder, in the third quarter.
  • 10/2 vs. Kansas City: Hauled-in a nine-yard touchdown reception in the second quarter.
  • 10/9 vs. New York Jets: Set a single-game career-high with six receptions…added a one-yard touchdown in the second quarter.
  • 11/13 vs. Dallas: Set a single-game career-high with 59 receiving yards…added a career-long 24-yard reception.
  • AFC Divisional Playoff 1/15 at Kansas City: Set single-game postseason highs in receptions (5) and receiving yards (83).

PRO (24-15/5-3): Drafted by the Steelers in the fifth round (160th overall) of the 2015 NFL Draft.

2016 (16-13/3-3):

  • 9/12 at Washington: Set single-game career highs in receptions (5) and receiving yards (31).
  • 9/18 vs. Cincinnati: Caught his first touchdown of the season, a nine-yarder, in the third quarter.
  • 10/2 vs. Kansas City: Hauled-in a nine-yard touchdown reception in the second quarter.
  • 10/9 vs. New York Jets: Set a single-game career-high with six receptions…added a one-yard touchdown in the second quarter.
  • 11/13 vs. Dallas: Set a single-game career-high with 59 receiving yards…added a career-long 24-yard reception.
  • AFC Divisional Playoff 1/15 at Kansas City: Set single-game postseason highs in receptions (5) and receiving yards (83).

    2015 (8-2/2-0): Played in eight regular-season games with two starts, making his NFL debut 11/8 vs. Oakland…made his postseason debut at Cincinnati in the AFC Wild Card Game…inactive for the first eight weeks of the regular season.

    • 11/8 vs. Oakland: Recorded two receptions for 13 yards, including a four-yard touchdown in the fourth quarter in his NFL debut.
    • 12/6 vs. Indianapolis: Totaled single-game career-highs in receptions (3), receiving yards (30) and receiving long (20).
    • AFC Divisional Playoff 1/17 at Denver: Recorded his first postseason reception, a 22-yarder.

    COLLEGE: Started 31-of-33 games at Penn State (2012-14)…recorded 78 receptions for 1,005 yards with 11 touchdowns…his 11 career touchdown catches are the most by a tight end in Penn State history, which broke a tie with College Football Hall of Famer Ted Kwalick…in 2014, was named first-team All-Big Ten…in 2012, led the offense with an 18.4 yards per catch average and tied the single-season team record by a tight end with five receiving touchdowns…majored in kinesiology.

    PERSONAL: Attended South Allegheny High School (McKeesport, Pa.)…was a two-time second-team all-state performer and earned first-team honors twice…named All-Century Conference at tight end as a junior and senior, after racking up 71 catches for 1,030 yards with 10 touchdowns during his final two seasons…was selected as a team captain during each of his final three years at South Allegheny…invited to play in the Semper-Fidelis All-American game and was named to the 2011 Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Fabulous 22…son of Rick and Susan James…Full name: Jesse Dylan James.