James Amos
Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Galt, Calif.

High School:
Galt HS '03

Height / Weight:
6-4 / 245

Position:
DE

Major:
Political Science

2006: ALL-GREAT-WEST FOOTBALL CONFERENCE FIRST TEAM for second year... Started all 11 games at left defensive end... Served as team co-captain... Finished 4th on team (1st among D-line) with 45 total tackles (20 solo, 25 assists)... Recorded 8.0 tackles for losses of 37 yards, including 3.5 sacks for 29 yards... Ranked 30th in GWFC in total tackles... Had season-best 6 tackles on four occasions, plus two 5-tackle outings... Credited with 3 solos, 3 assists and 12-yard sack of Jeff Ballard against TCU... Had 4-2-6 tackles chart with 10-yard sack against Andy Kardoes of South Dakota State... Posted one pass break-up for the year, foiling Montana State's Jack Rolovich late in the third quarter.

2005: ALL-GREAT-WEST FOOTBALL CONFERENCE FIRST TEAM... Won T. PALMER MOODY AWARD as team's outstanding sophomore... Started 10 games, sitting out finale vs. Northern Colorado due to injury... Finished 9th on team and tops among D-lineman with 32 tackles (16 solos, 16 assists)... Led Aggies in sacks with 6.0 for 42 yards, good for 5th among GWFC leaders and T36th among I-AA players... Shared team lead in tackles for loss with John Faletoese... Posted 11.0 TFLs (9 solos, 4 assists) for 50 yards... Also had 4 pass breakups, best on team except for those in secondary... Twice voted as team's Defensive Player of the Week... First such honor was at Stanford, where he recorded a 1-3-4 tackles chart with 1.5 sacks... Teamed up with Naveen Daftari for 8-yard sack of Cardinal starter Trent Edwards, then had solo stop of 3 yards vs. backup T.C. Ostrander... Second award was for Southern Utah: had 4 tackles (3 solos) and a sack... Opened season with 2 solo sacks and 2 PBU vs. New Hampshire to supplement season-best 5 tackles.

2004: Won team's MIKE WISE AWARD as Freshman of the Year... Appeared in 10 games, tallying 16 total tackles (8 solos, 8 assists)... Also had 2.0 tackles for losses of 8 yards, including a share of sack vs. South Dakota State... Posted season-best 1-3-4 tackles chart at Weber State... Recorded 3 solo tackles including a TFL at Western Oregon.

2003: Defensive recipient of GEORGE BELENIS AWARD as team's redshirt of the year... Named Scout Defense Defensive Player of the Week after Grand Valley State game.

GALT HS '03: Two-time Sierra Valley Conference Defensive MVP... Twice earned All-Metro honors from Sacramento Bee... Recorded 116 tackles as a senior linebacker... Also had 45 receptions for 811 yards and 6 TDs as a tight end that year... Posted 136 tackles as a junior, 68 as a sophomore... Selected as basketball team's MVP as a sophomore.

PERSONAL: Born in Sacramento, Calif.... Majoring in political science... Parents are Stephen and Kathleen Amos... Lists East Of Eden as his favorite movie.