James Gardner
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James  Gardner
Class:
Junior

Hometown:
Fort Lauderdale, Fla.

High School:
Fort Lauderdale

Height / Weight:
6-4 / 216

Position:
Wide Receiver

Accolades:
2017 - Biletnikoff Watch List
2017 - Wuerffel Trophy Watch List
2016 - Third team All-MAC

2017: Named first-team All-MAC … appeared in all 12 games, making nine starts … finished season with 47 receptions for 927 yards and 11 touchdowns … eclipsed 100 yards receiving in five games … caught eight passes for 111 yards in season-opener at Marshall … had five catches for 117 yards and two touchdowns in win over Austin Peay … caught five passes for 115 yards and two touchdowns at Notre Dame … scored three touchdowns against Ohio, with 166 yards on 10 receptions … named team’s Most Valuable Player.

2016: Third-team All-MAC … played in 11 games, making eight starts … finished season with 45 catches for 750 yards and six touchdowns … opened the season with six catches for 95 yards and two touchdowns at Iowa … had five grabs for 136 yards and a score versus Western Kentucky … had nine receptions for 120 yards in a win at Bowling Green … closed season with five catches for 92 yards and a touchdown versus Mississippi State in the St. Petersburg Bowl.

2015: Played in seven games as a true freshman, starting one ... totaled three catches for 72 yards ... collected two catches for 49 yards against Northern Illinois.

High School: Attended Fort Lauderdale High School ... team captain ... coached by Richard Dunbar ... was team MVP his senior year and Offensive MVP as a junior ... earned third-team all-state as a junior ... four-year letter-winner for the basketball team ... averaging 26 points per game this season.

Personal: Full name -- James Edward Gardner ... born April 4, 1996 ... son of Tamera and James Gardner ... majoring in Sport Leadership & Management.

Career Highs:
Receptions: 10 at Ohio (10/31/17)
Receiving Yards: 166 at Ohio (10/31/17)
Touchdowns: 3, three times
Long: 70 vs. WKU (9/17/16)