James, Harvey - Football, 1983

While at Benedictine Military School, James lettered in three sports – football, basketball, and baseball. He went on to earn Georgia Interscholastic Athletic Association honors on the state level his junior and senior years for his football performance. He was also named to the All-Southern High School team as center his senior season. Following his prep career, James accepted a scholarship to play at the University of Miami, where he quickly became a mainstay of the club. He sparked the Hurricanes in a stunning upset of arch-rival University of Florida in 1946 and was voted to the All-State College team his senior season. After graduation, James was signed to a contract with the Cleveland Browns. He was injured in training, however, and was never able to play competitively again. Instead, he devoted his energies to coaching. He directed high school teams and athletic programs in the Miami area for thirty years until retiring in 1979. In 1982, he was inducted into the University of Miami Hall of Fame.

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