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Healthy and Ready to Make an Impact

Healthy and Ready to Make an Impact

First day of full pads practice. That alone should be reason enough to make linebacker Robert James smile. Yet, the senior is also excited about being pain-free, encouraged with the faith the coaches have in him and the opportunity to play his final year for the Sun Devils in front of his friends and family.

A concussion suffered mid-season last year, wasn't enough to sideline Phoenix Maryvale High School standout Robert James for a game against Stanford. However a neck injury in a subsequent week caused him to ultimately miss the last five games of the season. The first tackle he registered in spring, brought back the most common side effect of a concussions – headaches. Consequently, he missed the...

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