Richard Rhondel “Richie” James Jr., an American football wide receiver and return specialist for the National Football League’s New York Giants, was born on September 5, 1995. He attended Middle Tennessee to play college football.
In Sarasota, Florida, James attended Riverview High School. He dabbled in track and earned a letter in addition to playing football, earning numerous state championships.
In Week 14’s victory over the Seattle Seahawks, James returned a kickoff 97 yards for a score.
On November 5, 2020, when the Green Bay Packers were the opponent on Thursday Night Football, James surpassed both of his season highs from 2018 and 2019.
Nine passes were caught by him for 184 yards and a touchdown. The 49ers, however, lost 34-17.
James underwent knee surgery on August 27, 2021, and the 49ers waived/injured him and placed him on injured reserve the following day, August 28.
How Good Is Richie James?
As a rookie, Richie James played in 13 games and caught nine out of fourteen passes for 130 yards (a 14.4 average) and one score.
Totals 61 yards in the first game In a Week 1 victory over Tennessee, James caught five of six receptions for 59 yards while also rushing once for two yards.
What Happened To Richie James?
Due to a knee injury, James was waived on August 28 with an injury designation. After going unclaimed, he returned to the 49ers on September 1 and was placed on the injured reserve list.
That day, NFL teams reduced their rosters to a maximum of 53 players.