CAREER: 41 GP (32 starts), 153 TT, 3.5 TFL, 3 FF, 2 FR, 5 INT, 23 PBU (tied 6th all-time in Western history)
SENIOR (2012): Played in seven games, but missed his final four due to a knee injury... 34 tackles (20 solos), one interception and four pass break-ups... forced a fumble and recovered one... voted Preseason All-Missouri Valley Football Conference... made two tackles in the Butler game... picked off a pass against Indianapolis, added seven tackles and broke up a pass... six solo tackles at Iowa State... six tackles and a pass break-up in the Illinois State game... blocked a punt at South Dakota (leading to a touchdown) and forced a fumble which led to a field goal... five tackles in the game... he was named Honorable Mention performer by the College Football Performance Awards... matched career-high of nine tackles at South Dakota State, inclding a pass break-up and sharing on a sack... recovered a fumble on a muffed punt and broke up a pass in the Indiana State game.
JUNIOR (2011): Honorable Mention All-Missouri Valley Football Conference... Played in all 11 games and made 10 starts... team-leading seven pass breakups... tied for 49th nationally in passes defended... 29 of his 45 tackles were solo stops... four tackles in the season-opener against Sam Houston State... shared on a tackle for loss and had the team's only pass break-up... recorded his first interception this season and second of his career against Jacksonville... made a tackle in the win and broke up a pass... made three tackles at Missouri... made three tackles at Northern Iowa... five of his six tackles against Southern Illinois were solo stops... shared on a tackle for loss and broke up two passes, including one in the endzone... picked off his team-leading second pass of the season at Indiana State and returned it 45 yards... also recovered a muffed punt return on the Sycamore three yard line, setting up Western's first touchdown in the game... also broke up a pass, had a quarterback hurry and made three tackles... six tackles and broke up a pass in the Missouri State game... made two tackles at Youngstown State... made four tackles at Illinois State, including a 3-yard TFL... came up with his third interception of the season against South Dakota State... also set a career-high of nine tackles in the game (seven solos)... one pass breakup and four tackles against North Dakota State.
SOPHOMORE (2010): Made three tackles in the win over Valparaiso... made four tackles at Purdue.... five tackles (including four solos) against Sam Houston State, including one for a loss... forced a fumble against Indiana State and made a solo tackle... broke up a pass in the endzone against North Dakota State early in the win... finished with six tackles, including five solos... came up with three tackles at South Dakota State.... season-high six tackles against Youngstown State and broke up a pass... came up with a pass break-up and four tackles at Missouri State... made three solo tackles against Illinois State... three solo tackles at Southern Illinois... solo tackle and two pass break-ups against Northern Iowa... came up with first career interception in the playoff win at Coastal Carolina, picking off a pass at the goal line in the final minute to secure the win... made two tackles in the victory... assisted tackle in the playoff game at Appalachian State.
FRESHMAN (2009): Saw action in 10 games, started against Northern Illinois, Southern Illinois, Youngstown State and Illinois State... season-high seven tackles at Youngstown State... five solo stops, forced a fumble and two pass break-ups in the win in his collegiate debut at Sam Houston State... four stops against Stephen F. Austin... three tackles at Southern, Missouri State, Illinois State and Northern Iowa... two solo stops versus North Dakota State and two assisted stops at Northern Illinois... finished with 32 tackles and five pass break-ups... Named to the Academic Honor Roll from the Missouri Valley Football Conference.
PERSONAL: Born Sept. 2, 1990... full name Kieron W. James, Jr... most admires LeBron James, "He makes great plays."... favorite musician is Young Money... son of Taristy Edmond.
MAJOR: Construction Management