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    55Elijah James

    Class: Senior Position: DT Height: 6-5 Weight: 320 Previous School: Oswego East HS (Iowa Western CC) Hometown: Chicago, Ill.

    2020 (Sr.):
    • Saw playing time in 10 games, starting nine contests
    • Missed the North Alabama game
    • 2020 Associated Press All Bowl Team selection after blocking a potential game-tying field goal by No. 9/11 Coastal Carolina to secure the win for the Flames at the FBC Mortgage Cure Bowl
    • Finished the season with 33 tackles (13 solo, 20 assisted)
    • Added 2.5 tackles for a loss (five yards) and 1.0 sacks (three yards)
    • Two pass breakup and two quarterback hurries
    • Three tackles (one solo, two assisted) against in each game against FIU, ULM and Syracuse
    • Finished the Southern Miss game with a season-high seven tackles (three solo, four assisted)
    • Three stops (two solo, one assisted) and a pass breakup during Liberty’s first-ever win over Virginia Tech
    • Two tackles, including a three-yard sack, against Western Carolina
    • Six stops, including four assisted tackles, at NC State

    2019 (Jr.):
    • Saw playing time in all 13 games
    • Finished his first season with the Flames with 19 tackles (seven solo, 12 assisted)
    • Also added 1.5 tackles for a loss (three yards) and a quarterback hurry
    • Four tackles, including three solo stops, at Louisiana
    • Two stops against New Mexico, Rutgers and BYU
    • Finished with three assisted tackles in a road win at UMass
    • Three tackles, including a tackle for a loss, at Virginia
    • Three tackles, including two assisted tackles, during Liberty’s win over Georgia Southern in the FBC Mortgage Cure Bowl

    Previous School:
    • Transferred to Liberty from Iowa Western Community College in Council Bluffs, Iowa.
    • Also received offers from Kentucky and Chattanooga
    • During his two seasons at Iowa Western, the Reivers posted a combined 21-2 record, captured two Region XI Championships and claimed victories in the Graphic Edge Bowl both seasons
    • Posted an 11-1 record in 2017 and finished the year ranked No. 2 in the country
    • Ended 2018 with a 10-1 record and ranked No. 3 in the country
    • Finished his sophomore season ranked second on the team with 57 tackles (33 solo, 24 assisted), 16.5 tackles for a loss, 8.5 sacks, three forced fumbles and a pass breakup
    • Opened his career at Iowa Western as a freshman with 31 tackles (17 solo, 14 assisted), 3.0 tackles for a loss and 2.0 sacks

    Prep:
    • Graduated from Oswego East High School in Oswego, Ill.
    • Participated in football, basketball and track & field

    Personal:
    • Son of Brianna and James Davis
    • Sport Management major
    • Birthday is January 20

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