Former LSU All-America linebacker Bradie James is one of 80 players from the Football Bowl Subdivision who have been selected to appear on the 2023 ballot for induction into the College Football Hall of Fame, the National Football Foundation announced on Monday.
James, who combined elite athletic ability with outstanding accomplishments in the classroom, holds the LSU single-season record for tackles (154) and ranks No. 2 in school history in career tackles with 418. He was twice named first team All-SEC and earned first team All-America honors in 2002.
In 2001, James helped lead LSU to the SEC Championship, the first for the Tigers since the last 1980s.
In addition to his on-field success, James was selected to the prestigious National Football Foundation Scholar-Athlete Class in 2002, becoming only the eighth player in LSU history with that distinction. James graduated from LSU in May of 2003 with a degree in sociology.
A fourth round draft pick of the Dallas Cowboys in 2003, James spent 10 years in the NFL, appearing in 157 games.
LSU currently has 10 players and five coaches in the College Football Hall of Fame. Kevin Faulk will become LSU’s 16th College Football Hall of Famer when he’s inducted in December of this year.