2011: Will contribute to the depth in the secondary and could also see time on special teams after sitting out 2010 as a transfer.
2010: Joined the team as a transfer from Cincinnati and was forced to sit out the year under NCAA rules.
Redshirted his first season at Cincinnati and left the school in 2009 for family reasons.
A graduate of Fremont High School in Los Angeles, Calif. ... Earned three varsity letters in football ... Was an all-area selection and team co-MVP as a senior as well as earning first-team all-city and all-league ... Earned first-team all-league and second-team all-city honors as a junior ... Named second-team all-league as a defensive back as a sophomore ... Played both ways in high school, recording 170 tackles, 900 rushing yards, 1,200 receiving yards, 23 touchdowns and nine interceptions in his career ... Lettered four years in track and field and lettered once in tennis and once in volleyball.
Born Malik James on Oct. 6, 1988 ... Nickname is "Fig" ... Son of Shearon and Milton James ... Has seven brothers and sisters ... Is majoring in journalism ... Chose Nevada to be closer to home ... Plays every game for his family and dedicates each game to brother Ortavin (deceased) ... Lists most memorable sports moment as accounting for five touchdowns in a high school game (kick return, punt return, two rushing TDs and a passing TD on the last play of the game).