Edgerrin James is a former professional football player. In college, He proved to be one of the most successful running backs in the school's history. James ranks third in all-time University of Miami rushing yards.
James was a running back in the NFL for 11 seasons. He was drafted by the Indianapolis Colts fourth overall in the 1999 NFL Draft. James signed a seven-year, $49 million rookie contract. Some critics believed that the Colts made a mistake by choosing James over the reigning Heisman Trophy winner Ricky Williams. James quieted the critics and was an immediate success, and was named the 1999 NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year by the Associated Press.James also played for the Arizona Cardinals and Seattle Seahawks. James earned four Pro Bowl selections and four All-Pro selections. As of 2021J, ames is the Colts' all-time leader in career rushing yards, attempts, and touchdowns. James is 13th on the all-time rushing list, and a member of the 10,000 Yards rushing club.
James is the second cousin of LA Chargers safety, Derwin James. He was elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame as a member of the Class of 2020.