Casey was born on Sept. 22, 1984, in Fort Worth, Texas, but was raised in nearby Azle, Texas. He attended Azle High School, where he was a standout quarterback on the football team and pitcher on the baseball team.



How Many Years Did James Casey Play In The NFL?

James Casey played in the NFL for seven (7) seasons before starting his coaching career.

He was a fifth-round draft pick of the Houston Texans in 2009, and he spent four seasons with them (2009-12) before moving on to the Philadelphia Eagles (2013-14) and Denver Broncos (2015).



He was selected by the Houston Texans in round five of this year’s National Football League (NFL) Draft.

Casey caught three passes for a total of 29 yards in his debut game as a starter, although he did not record a carry. Casey was selected as the starting fullback for the Houston Texans in 2011.

On March 12, 2013, Casey agreed to terms with the Philadelphia Eagles on a three-year, $14.6 million contract. On February 19, 2015, the Eagles released Casey from his contract.

On April 11, 2015, Casey agreed to terms with the Denver Broncos for a one-year contract. Gary Kubiak, his former Texans head coach, welcomed him back to the team.

Casey was released by the Denver Broncos on October 9, 2015, to make place for Derek Wolfe, who had just returned from a four-game suspension.

 

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