Became only the 11th player in Houston single-season history to record a 1,000-yard receiving season... assembled lofty numbers despite missing two games late in season with an ankle injury... joined with Patrick Edwards and Tyron Carrier as the only receiving trio in school history to record 1,000-yard seasons in the same year.
Team leader in receptions, receiving yards and touchdown receptions... ranked among nation's top-eight receivers in receptions and receiving yards per game... made his Cougar debut against Northwestern State during the season opener... posted two receptions for 18 yards against the Demons... hauled in six catches for 62 yards at No. 5/6 Oklahoma State... finished with eight catches for 85 yards and a score against Texas Tech... scored the opening points of the game with a 6-yard touchdown reception against the Red Raiders... led all players with 14 catches for 147 yards and two touchdowns at C-USA rival UTEP... enjoyed touchdown receptions of 18 and 19 yards against the Miners... led all players with 11 catches for 131 yards and two touchdowns at Mississippi State... caught a 6-yard touchdown pass at C-USA rival Tulane... finished with four catches for 31 yards against the Green Wave... hauled in 13 catches for 190 yards and two touchdowns against C-USA rival Southern Miss... led all players with 12 catches and three touchdowns and added 167 receiving yards at C-USA rival Tulsa... recorded scores of 4, 36 and 1 yards against the Golden Hurricane. C-USA Championship Game: Set numerous title game marks with 19 catches for 241 yards and three touchdowns at East Carolina... scored the Cougars' first points on a 57-yard touchdown reception and added scoring catches of four and 24 yards... tied a Houston single-game record with 19 catches... became only the 10th player in Houston history to record at least 200 receiving yards in a game.
TRINITY VALLEY COMMUNITY COLLEGE
Named to the SWJCFC All-Conference First Team... had 23 catches for 440 yards and four touchdowns at Trinity Valley Community College.
PRIOR TO HOUSTON
Named to Freshman All-Big Ten Team at Iowa... had 36 catches for 464 yards in one season for Hawkeyes... top game was seven-catch, 101-yard output at Purdue... led team with 61 yards on three receptions, including a long of 40 yards against Northern Illinois... finished with four receptions for 77 yards at Wisconsin.
ROBERT E. LEE HIGH SCHOOL
Two-time First Team All-Greater Houston and All-District... Honorable Mention All-State as a senior... recorded 135 receptions for 1,928 yards and 16 touchdowns in high school career... led 7-on-7 team to a state championship as a senior... recorded 135 receptions for 1,928 yards and 16 touchdowns... had 46 receptions for 719 yards and 11 touchdowns as a senior... posted 73 receptions for 985 yards and four touchdowns as a junior.
Cleveland's High School Bio (courtesy of MaxPreps)
Full name is James Lee Cleveland... born March 7, 1988, in Baytown, Texas... son of Anne Cleveland and James Eggleston... majoring in sociology.
James Cleveland's Career Bests
Receptions: 19, at East Carolina (12-5-09)
Receiving Yards: 241, at East Carolina (12-5-09)
Receiving Touchdowns: 3, at East Carolina (12-5-09); at Tulsa (11-7-09)
Long Reception: 57, at East Carolina (12-5-09)