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James Casey biography

Date of birth : 1984-09-22
Date of death : -
Birthplace : Fort Worth, Texas
Nationality : American
Category : Sports
Last modified : 2010-12-07
Credited as : Football player NFL, tight end for the Houston Texans, Pro Bowl/NFL Draft player

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James Casey is an American football tight end for the Houston Texans of the National Football League. He was drafted by the Texans in the fifth round of the 2009 NFL Draft. He played college football at Rice.

Selected by Houston Texans in the fifth round (152nd pick overall) of the 2009 NFL Draft...Signed with Texans on July 28, 2009.

Versatile young tight end who joined the Texans as a fifth-round draft choice in 2009 after a standout two-year career at Rice University in Houston...saw action at tight end and fullback as a rookie and caught six passes for 64 yards...will look to take on a larger role in the offense in his second season.

2009 (Houston 15/0):
Saw action in 15 games as a rookie and caught six passes for 64 yards...made professional debut vs. the New York Jets (9/13) and played on special teams...appeared at fullback and made a tackle on special teams at Tennessee (9/20)...saw action on special teams vs. Jacksonville (9/27)...saw action at fullback and made a tackle and returned his first career kick on special teams...played tight end and on special teams at Arizona (10/11) and at Cincinnati (10/18)...played tight end, fullback and on special teams vs. San Francisco (10/25)...made his first career NFL reception and ended the game with 2 catches for 14 yards at Buffalo (11/1). Made the tackle on a Buffalo fake punt to turn the ball back over to Houston and take firm control of the game...was inactive at Indianapolis (11/8)...played tight end and on special teams vs. Tennessee (11/23) where he made two receptions for 33 yards...made two receptions for 17 yards and a first down vs. Indianapolis (11/29)...played at tight end and on special teams at Jacksonville (12/6)...played at tight end and on special teams vs. Seattle (12/13), at St. Louis (12/20), at Miami (12/27) and vs. New England (1/3/10).

Appeared in 25 games, starting 17 at Rice…recorded 157 receptions for 1,914 yards and 17 touchdowns...his 157 receptions ranked third, 1,914 receiving yards ranked fourth in school history and added 11 touchdowns on 102 carries for 392 yards...completed 4-of-12 passes for 37 yards, two touchdowns and one interception...returned 15 punts for 117 yards (7.8 avg) and gained 2,393 all-purpose yards, an average of 95.72 yards per game...set school season-records with 111 receptions for 1,329 yards in 2008, becoming the first player in school history to catch more than 100 passes in a season… All-American first-team selection by The NFL Draft Report, earning third-team honors from Rivals.com in 2008...Academic All-American second-team choice by ESPN and unanimous first-team All-Conference USA pick that year... Freshman All American first-team selection by the Football Writers Association, adding second-team honors from The Sporting News and Rivals.com and consensus C-USA All-Freshman team choice in 2007...triple major in Economics, Managerial Studies and Sport Management...returned to Rice to continue working toward his degree after his rookie season.

Standout in both football and baseball at Azle (Texas) High...earned All-District honors as a quarterback during his junior year in 2001...missed most of his senior football season with injury problems...named All-State and Academic All-State in baseball…named District 6-4A Most Valuable Player as a senior...threw a no-hitter in first varsity game…selected in the seventh round of the 2003 Major League Baseball Draft by the Chicago White Sox as a pitcher…married to Kylie...the couple welcomed their first son, Cannon James, in May.

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