REDSHIRT SENIOR (2008)
Competed in all 13 games and was a regular member of special teams... made his collegiate debut against Southern during the season opener... finished with six tackles, including four solo stops, against the Jaguars... finished with seven tackles, including six solo stops, at Oklahoma State... posted seven tackles, including five solo, with one assisted tackle for a 2-yard loss at C-USA rival Rice. Bell Helicopter Armed Forces Bowl: Made first career start against Air Force... finished with six tackles, including three solo stops... added 1.5 tackles for a loss of four yards against the Falcons.
Missed season with a knee injury suffered during the off season.
TRANSFER SEASON (2006)
Sat out under NCAA transfer rules.
PRIOR TO HOUSTON
Played two seasons at Oklahoma State... recorded 19 total tackles in his two-year career while playing in 17 games.
NORTH SHORE HIGH SCHOOL
Helped North Shore to a state championship as a senior... posted 65 total tackles as a senior, with three picks, three forced fumbles and two fumble recoveries... also scored three touchdowns... two-time First-Team All-District performer... named to the All-Greater Houston squad.
Full name is Stephen Marshall James... born Oct. 23, 1985, in Houston... son of Monica and Frederick Bevels of Houston... majoring in sociology.
Stephen James' Career Bests at Houston
Tackles: 7 , at Oklahoma State (9-6-08) Tackles for Loss: 1.5, vs. Air Force (12-31-08)