Toran James
Fullback, Linebacker
Personal information
Date of birth: March 8, 1974
Place of birth: Richmond, Virginia
High School: Hertford County High
Career information
College: North Carlonia A&T
NFL Draft: 1997 / Round: 7 / Pick: 218
No regular season or postseason appearances
Career history

*Offseason and/or practice squad member only

Career highlights and awards
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Toran James (Born March 8, 1974) in Richmond, Virginia, is a former professional American football linebacker who has played for the San Diego Chargers, Seattle Seahawks, and the Las Vegas Outlaws of the defunct XFL. He grew up in Ahoskie, North Carolina[1]

High SchoolEdit

Toran lettered as a defensive end for the Hertford County High Bears in Ahoskie, North Carolina

College careerEdit

James attended North Carolina A&T. In his freshman year he was named conference rookie of the year in 1992. He finished his collegiate career with 175 tackles and 14 sacks. Toran played linebacker as well as defensive end.year he was the only In 1995 he was granted a medical redshirt due to knee surgery.He majored in History

Professional careerEdit

Toran was drafted by the San Diego Chargers in the 7th round of the 1997 NFL Draft. Toran was a backup linebacker behind Kurt Gouveia[2] and speacial teams contributor and saw action in 14 games.Toran suffered a knee injury during mid season and missed weeks 9 and 10. He finished the season with 7 tackles. In 1998 he was released by the Chargers during the preseason. In 1999 he was signed by the Seattle Seahawks, again he was released during preseason. In the same year he was signed by the Green Bay Packers but again was released.[3] In 2000, James was drafted by the Las Vegas Outlaws with pick number 85 of the XFL Draft. James made a huge impact by his stellar pre-season game against the Memphis Maniax[4] During the 2001 season he recored 12 tackles. In 2000, James was a member of the Carolina Cobras.[5] After the XFL folded, James signed with the Detroit Fury of the Arena Football League. He was a member of the team for the 2001 and 2002 seasons.[6] On January 11, 2005, Toran James was signed by the Columbus Destroyers by was later released during camp.[7]


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