84 Brandon James
84 Brandon James
Height: 6-3
Weight: 225
Year: Sr./Jr.
Hometown: Mentor, Ohio
High School: Mentor
Position: WR

2009: Was the Storm’s leader in receptions (43) and receiving touchdowns (four) in his redshirt sophomore season… finished second on the team with 493 receiving yards and averaged 11.5 yards per catch… scored touchdowns in three straight games from Oct. 3 – Oct. 17… racked up a season-high 107 yards against Salisbury on Oct. 17 and caught six passes… caught season-high seven passes against Fairmont State on Sept. 5… hauled in a 51-yard grab against Ohio Dominican on Oct. 3 – his longest of the season… had double-digit receiving yards in all but one game.

2008: Started all 11 games for the Storm in his redshirt-freshman season… led the team in catches (56), receiving yards (723) and receiving touchdowns (eight)… had nine catches for 82 yards in the first varsity football game in school history… caught a career-high 14 passes for 158 yards and a touchdown against St. Joseph’s on Sept. 20… racked up a career-high 183 yards and two touchdowns at Kentucky Wesleyan on Nov. 1… that finished a stretch of three games in which he scored five touchdowns… also had a career-long  75-yard touchdown grab on Nov. 1.

PRIOR TO LAKE ERIE: Played four years of prep ball at nearby Mentor High School – which was the OHSAA Division I runner-up twice with James at receiver… named All-Ohio top receiver three times… twice named first-team All-Lake Erie League and All-News-Herald… played in the North-South High School All-Star Game, which features the top prep players in the state… made 52 catches for 850 yards and 12 touchdowns as a senior wideout for the Cardinals… also was an outfielder on the baseball team and earned First-Team All-Ohio laurels… was twice named All-LEL.

PERSONAL: Born on Oct. 3, 1988… majoring in sports management… parents are Arin and Traci Carothers… is an outfielder for the Storm baseball team… led the baseball team with a .411 batting average, set single-season records for hits (60) and runs (44) in 2010 and is the school’s all-time stolen base leader.