2012 Most Inspirational Award
2012: Received the team's Most Inspirational Award ... Sat out first 10 games of the 2012 season (academics) ... Assisted on one tackle against Utah State (11/17) ... Credited with a QB hurry at San Jose State (11/24).
2011: Played in all 13 games, recording 19 total tackles (11 solo, eight assisted) with 1.5 sacks for a loss of seven yards, two QB hurries and one pass break-up ... Recorded one solo tackle at Southern Miss (9/3) ... Assisted on two tackles against Central Arkansas (9/10) ... Made two solo tackles against Houston (9/17) ... Made one assisted tackle at Mississippi State (9/24) ... Registered three total tackles and was credited with a QB hurry against Hawai'i (10/1) ... Was credited with a QB hurry at Idaho (10/8) ... Assisted on one tackle at Utah State (10/22) while helping to hold the nation's sixth-best rushing offense to a season-low 166 yards on the ground ... Recorded his first sack of the season against San Jose State (10/29) with a stop for a loss of six yards as a part of a two-tackle game ... Recorded a solo tackle at Fresno State (11/5) ... Registered one solo tackle and was credited with his first career pass break-up in a 27-7 win at Ole Miss (11/12) ... Recorded three tackles in Tech's 24-20 win at Nevada (11/19) ... His lone tackle against New Mexico State (11/26) was an assisted sack for a loss of one yard ... Made one solo tackle against No. 15 TCU (12/21) in the Poinsettia Bowl.
2010: Played in eight games ... Registered nine total tackles on the year with 1.5 coming for a loss of three yards, including a sack for a loss of three yards ... Credited with a solo tackle against Grambling State (9/4) in the Port City Classic at Independence Stadium in Shreveport ... Assisted on two tackles at Texas A&M (9/11) ... Assisted on three tackles against Navy (9/18) ... Registered two assisted tackles, including one for a loss, against Utah State (10/9) ... Registered a sack for a loss of three yards at New Mexico State (11/13) as Tech recorded its first road win in over two years.
2009: Redshirted, did not play.
High School: Lettered four years for coach Derek LaMothe at O.P. Walker High School in Louisiana ... Named first team All-District 10-4A as a junior and senior ... Totaled 115 tackles, 12 TFL, nine sacks and two interceptions as a senior ... Ranked as a three-star recruit by Rivals.com ... Ranked as the 26th best player in the state of Louisiana and the 53rd best outside linebacker in the country by Rivals.com ... Ranked as the 61st best middle linebacker in the country by Scout.com ... Also played basketball at O.P. Walker.
Personal: Full name is Kendrick Joshua James ... Son of Kenneth and Mary James ... Has one brother, Kenneth James Jr. ... His cousin is former NFL cornerback Tory James ... Born Nov. 6, 1990 in New Orleans, La.