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James MacPherson
No. 16     
Quarterback
Personal information
Date of birth: (1980-09-02) September 2, 1980 (age 39)
Career information
College: Wake Forest
Undrafted in 2003
No regular season or postseason appearances
Career history
 As player:
* Indianapolis Colts ( 2003)*
 As coach:
* Mountain View Mountain Lions (2003–2004)
Career highlights and awards
  • N/A
Comp. / Att.     321 / 471
Passing yards     4,011
TDINT     88–16
QB rating     119.79
Rushing TDs     8
Stats at ArenaFan.com

James MacPherson (born September 2, 1980) is a former American football quarterback who played two seasons in the Arena Football League (AFL) with the Georgia Force and Grand Rapids Rampage. He played college football at Wake Forest University. He was also a member of the Indianapolis Colts, Hamilton Tiger-Cats, Colorado Crush, Philadelphia Soul and Green Bay Blizzard.

Early yearsEdit

MacPherson played high school football at Mountain View High School in Tucson, Arizona, where he was a three-year letterman at quarterback. He also earned All-Southern Arizona honors as both a quarterback and punter in 1997. MacPherson recorded 2,500 passing yards and 800 rushing yards during his career. He completed more than 56 percent of his passes. He earned all-region honors as a shortstop and pitcher in baseball. MacPherson also earned a spot on the honor roll and was named a "Scholar-Athlete" by the Arizona Interscholastic Association.[1]

College careerEdit

MacPherson played for the Wake Forest Demon Deacons of Wake Forest University from 1999 to 2002. He was redshirted in 1998.[1] He recorded 16 touchdowns on 4,716 passing yards for the Demon Deacons.[2] MacPherson earned MVP honors in the 2002 Seattle Bowl. He was also named to the Academic All-ACC Team as a senior and finished his career ranked No. 7 all-time in school history for passing yards.[3] He also occasionally served as the team's punter during his college career.[1]

StatisticsEdit

Year Team Passing Rushing Punting
Cmp Att Pct Yds Y/A TD Int Rtg Att Yds Avg TD Pnt Yds Avg
1999 Wake Forest 0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 0 6 270 45.0
2000 Wake Forest 113 207 54.6 1,324 6.4 3 6 107.3 24 -57 -2.4 0 1 36 36.0
2001 Wake Forest 113 209 54.1 1,555 7.4 5 11 113.9 63 111 1.8 1 12 509 42.4
2002 Wake Forest 123 223 55.2 1,837 8.2 8 4 132.6 68 177 2.6 1 0 0 0.0
Career 349 639 54.6 4,716 7.4 16 21 118.3 155 231 1.5 2 19 815 42.9

Source:[2]

Professional careerEdit

MacPherson spent the 2003 off-season with the Indianapolis Colts of the National Football League (NFL) after going undrafted in the 2003 NFL Draft. He played in all four preseason games and was released by the team on August 31, 2003.[4][5] He signed with the Hamilton Tiger-Cats of the Canadian Football League in March 2004 and was released by the Tiger-Cats on June 9, 2004.[6][7] MacPherson was signed by the Colorado Crush of the Arena Football League (AFL) on January 6, 2005 and released by the team on January 20, 2005.[8][9] He signed with the Philadelphia Soul of the AFL on January 12, 2006 and was released on January 20, 2006.[10] He played for the Green Bay Blizzard of the af2 in 2006, recording 36 touchdowns on 2,241 passing yards as the Blizzard advanced to ArenaCup VII.[11] MacPherson played for the Georgia Force of the AFL in 2007 and was the backup to Chris Greisen.[11] James signed with the Grand Rapids Rampage of the AFL on October 31, 2007.[12] He recorded 88 touchdowns on 4,011 passing yards while also scoring eight rushing touchdowns for the Rampage in 2007.[13]

AFL statisticsEdit

Year Team Passing Rushing
Cmp Att Pct Yds TD Int Rtg Att Yds TD
2007 Georgia 3 4 75.0 41 1 0 146.88 0 0 0
2008 Grand Rapids 318 467 68.1 3,970 87 16 119.56 34 115 8
Career 321 471 68.2 4,011 88 16 119.79 34 115 8

Stats from ArenaFan:[13]

Coaching careerEdit

MacPherson was a coach for the Mountain View Mountain Lions of Mountain View High School from 2003 to 2004.[14] He coached at Tortolita Junior High School in 2006.[14][15] He was a coach for the Mountain View Mountain Lions in 2008.[14] MacPherson was quarterbacks and offensive quality control coach for the Pima Aztecs of Pima Community College in 2009.[16] He served as offensive quality control coach for the Florida Tuskers of the United Football League (UFL) in 2010.[17][18] He was running backs coach of the Sacramento Mountain Lions of the UFL from 2011 to 2012.[19][20] MacPherson returned as quarterbacks coach of the Pima Aztecs in 2013.[14][16]

Scouting careerEdit

MacPherson was hired as a college scout for the San Diego Chargers in May 2014.[16][21]

ReferencesEdit

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  16. 16.0 16.1 16.2 "Former Blizzard QB Hired By San Diego Chargers". greenbayblizzard.com. May 27, 2014. Archived from the original on December 31, 2014. https://www.webcitation.org/6VEbQcxIy?url=http://www.greenbayblizzard.com/NewsDetail.php?ID=768. Retrieved December 31, 2014.
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  19. Bach, Chris (August 10, 2012). "CBS Sports Network Will Carry the 2012 Season of UFL Football". nflgridirongab.com. Archived from the original on December 31, 2014. https://web.archive.org/web/20141231155449/http://archive.nflgridirongab.com/2012/08/10/cbs-sports-network-will-carry-the-2012-season-of-ufl-football/. Retrieved December 31, 2014.
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  21. "JAMES MACPHERSON". chargers.com. Archived from the original on December 31, 2014. https://web.archive.org/web/20141231160319/http://www.chargers.com/team/staff/james-macpherson/30a8b957-568a-4bc7-918d-40fbc68bdc8b. Retrieved December 31, 2014.

External linksEdit

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