Wide receiver and return specialist for the Baltimore Ravens of the National Football League, James Proche II plays for the American football team known as the Ravens (NFL).
He received a football scholarship to play for the SMU Mustangs during his time in college and was selected by the Baltimore Ravens in the sixth round of the NFL Draft in 2020.
Proche spent his childhood in Dallas, Texas, where he attended Red Oak High School for three years before moving on to DeSoto High School for his last year of high school owing to academic issues with Prime Prep.
In his one and only season with the Eagles, he played in only seven games due to kidney failure that he suffered during summer training camp.
Despite this, he still managed to catch 18 passes for 335 yards and a score. Proche, who was rated as a three-star prospect, chose to play collegiate football at SMU rather than accept any of the other numerous offers he received, including those from Colorado State, Louisville, Maryland, TCU, and Wake Forest.
The Football Writers Association of America recognized Ryan Proche as a member of the second team of All-Americans both as a sophomore and as a junior.
Proche caught 40 receptions during his redshirt freshman season for a total of 816 yards and six touchdowns. His average of 20.4 yards per reception ranked 13th best in the NCAA. During his redshirt junior season,
he led the team in receptions, yards, and touchdowns with 93, 1,199, and 12, respectively. In his final season, he finished with 112 receptions, which led the country in that category, as well as 1,225 receiving yards and 15 touchdowns.