After spending the first half of the season recovering from an offseason injury, Green returned to Winnipeg in August and played in 12 games on special teams, recording five special teams tackles and one fumble recovery.
Green switched to the offensive side of the ball and became a blocking fullback, responsible for opening up holes for the running backs as well as protecting the passer. He excelled on special teams and led the team in special teams tackles with 17, while also blocking one punt. Green also recorded three special teams tackles in the 99th Grey Cup.
James played in eight games on special teams, he recorded 12 tackles before an injury brought his season to an end. He torn his bicep.
2008…Started seven games...Recorded 29 tackles...Had two INT for a total of 64 yards…Named Canada West All-Star at safety…2007 Starting safety, played seven games and recorded 41 tackles, second on the team...Tied for team lead in sacks (3)…2006 Missed part of the season with injured ankle and hand…Played six games, recording 19 tackles and one sack...Also played punt and kick returner.
James’ parents are Howard and Jeanie and he played at Clarence Fulton H.S. in Vernon, B.C. James studied humanities with a minor in music. He grew up in California and if he weren’t a football player, he would be a professional musician. He can play guitar, bass, piano and drums and his favourite musicians are Curtis Mayfield and the Rolling Stones. He has two older siblings, Sean and Chelan, and he lives in Kelowna, B.C. year-round.