July 22, 2012; Greensboro, NC, USA; Miami Hurricanes running back Mike James talks to the media during ACC media day at the Grandover Resort in Greensboro NC. Mandatory Credit: Sam Sharpe-USA TODAY Sports

Release: Mike James To Receive Community Service Award

***ACC Release***

CORAL GABLES, Fla. – Eight Miami Hurricanes student-athletes will be honored prior to Saturday’s home baseball game against St. John’s.  Awards include male and female scholar athletes, male and female community service awards, most outstanding athletes and underclassman scholar of the year.


Mike James, a sixth-round draft pick by Tampa Bay in the 2013 NFL Draft, contributed countless hours to supporting community service organizations in the Miami community, including volunteering for Empowered Youth, an organization providing mentoring to at-risk youth, serving as a project manager for the 2012 University of Miami Bone Marrow Drive and serving meals to the homeless with the Miami Rescue Mission.  James has also been involved with The Ronald McDonald House, Rushing the Community and Canes on Patrol.  One of 11 FBS players named to the 2012 AFCA Allstate Good Works Team in September, he was the recipient of the Community Service Man of the Year, Captain’s Award, Melching Leadership Award and Jack Harding Team MVP at the team’s end-of-season banquet.  The Haines City, Fla., product concluded his career with 1,386 rushing yards and 17 scores, while catching 67 passes for 585 yards and five TD’s.

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