A big, athletic defensive back who was the starting free safety as a senior ... spent time as a reserve at both free and strong safety in his three previous seasons ... played in every game since the start of his freshman year (2004) ... played on special teams all four years ... has a good combination of size and speed ... played in the 2008 Texas vs. the Nation all-star game ... earned Iron Terp status for the first time in his career in 2006 ... second-highest strength index among defensive backs in 2006 ... earned Iron Terp status again during the spring of 2007, posting the 12th-highest strength index on the team.
as a Senior (2007): Started all 13 games at free safety ... fourth on the team in tackles (76), including the most among defensive backs ... ranked 29th in the ACC in tackles per game (5.8) ... ranked third on the team in pass breakups (five) ... tied for third on the team in forced fumbles (two) ... (vs. OSU in the Emerald Bowl) ... tallied a career-high 13 tackles in his final collegiate contest ... the 13 stops were also a game high ... posted a career-best nine solo stops ... (vs. NCSU) ... recorded four tackles and broke up a pass ... (vs. FSU) ... led all defensive backs with seven tackles ... also forced a fumble ... (vs. BC) ... had eight tackles and grabbed his second interception of the season on a long Matt Ryan pass attempt ... (vs. UNC) ... had three tackles ... (vs. Clemson) ... recorded eight tackles ... forced a fumble and broke up a pass in the end zone ... (vs. UVA) ... made five tackles, including three solo stops ... also broke up one pass ... (vs. GT) ... made seven tackles ... (vs. RU) ... intercepted one pass and broke up another ... had four solo tackles, the most among DBs ... (vs. WFU) ... recorded the second-most tackles on the team with nine, including five solo stops ... (vs. WVU) ... led all defensive backs with six tackles, including three solo ... (vs. FIU) ... started and recorded two tackles ... part of a defensive effort that limitied FIU to 81 yards passing and 82 yards rushing ... (vs. Villanova) ... started but did not record any stats ... part of a defensive effort that allowed only 11 yards rushing for the game, and 28 total yards in the second half ... assumed the starting free safety spot during the spring.
as a Junior (2006): Played in all 13 games as a reserve defensive back and special teams performer ... had one start at strong safety ... posted 21 tackles and matched team-high honors with two interceptions ... (vs. PU in the Champs Sports Bowl) ... played but did not record any stats ... (vs. WF) ... recorded one tackle ... (vs. BC) ... played but did not record any statistics ... (vs. Miami) ... recovered a muffed punt in the closing seconds of the game to seal the victory ... (vs. Clemson) ... posted one tackle ... (vs. FSU) ... recorded three tackles (two solo) ... (vs. NC St.) ... notched his second career interception ... (vs. UVa) ... notched a solo tackle ... (vs. GT) ... posted three solo tackles and a pass breakup ... (vs. FIU) ... notched three tackles (two solo) ... (vs. MT) ... recorded four tackles, one solo, as well as his first career interception ... returned the pick 15 yards up the middle before being stripped on the right sideline ... (vs. W&M) ... recorded a seaon-high five tackles, including a season-best four solo stops ... had a special teams tackle, making the stop on the opening kickoff at the 19-yard line.
as a Sophomore (2005): Played in all 11 games, starting one (Clemson) ... recorded nine tackles (four solo) ... (vs. CU) ... made first career start, playing free safety in place of an injured Christian Varner ... finished with one tackle ... (vs. Navy) ... recorded three tackles.
as a Freshman (2004): One of just two true freshmen to play in all 11 games ... made three tackles (two solo), all on special teams.
at Norwich Free Academy: A four-year starter ... started at defensive back four years and at quarterback his last three ... also spent time at tailback and long snapper ... finished with 38 tackles (23 solo), eight TFLs, one sack and six PBUs as a senior while rushing for over 1,500 yards ... had 30 tackles and three interceptions as a junior while throwing for over 1,000 yards and 20 TDs and rushing for another 14 touchdowns ... an all-state selection by the New Haven Register and the Connecticut High School Coaches Association as a junior and senior ... a SuperPrep All-American rated as the second-best player, regardless of position, in the New England region ... rated by Rivals.com as the best player in New England ... a PrepStar All-American ... a finalist for the Gatorade state Player of the Year ... all-conference and all-area as a junior and senior ... rated the 15th-best safety in the nation by ESPN.com's Tom Lemming ... led his team to an 11-1 record and the state semifinals as a junior ... a three-year letterwinner in track ... state champion javelin thrower as a junior and senior with a personal record of 176 feet ... timed at 11.3 in the 100 meters ... also recruited by Boston College, Syracuse, Purdue, Penn State and Connecticut ... coached by Steve Robichaud.
Personal: Born April 29, 1986 ... full name is James Justice, Jr. ... parents are Jim and Mary Justice ... father played football at Syracuse, lettering in 1973 ... majoring in sociology.
Justice's Career Statistics Defense G-GS UT AT TT TFL Sacks FC FR PBU Int. 2004 11-0 2 1 3 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 0 0 0-0 2005 11-1 4 5 9 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 0 0 0-0 2006 13-1 13 8 21 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 1 1 2-21 2007 13-13 41 35 76 0.0-0 0.0-0 2 0 5 2-2 Career 48-15 60 49 109 0.0-0 0.0-0 2 1 6 4-23