2015 athlete Tony James writing his ticket 

November, 25, 2012
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There are few who once believed Tony James (Arlington, Texas/Bowie) would be an effective quarterback. There are now few who question him.

The undersized 2015 athlete, a slot receiver at the start of the season, took over the starting quarterback duties for Keaton Perry, who went down with a season-ending injury in the second game of the season. Since then, the 5-foot-8, 150-pound James has been beyond impressive. He’s undefeated as a starter and he’s thrown for 1,651 yards and 20 touchdowns with only six interceptions in roughly 8 games. James also has rushed for 900 yards and 14 touchdowns.

James’ most recent big-game performance came Saturday in a 31-14 victory over El Paso (Texas) Franklin in the second round of the Texas Class 5A playoffs. Rather than using his arm, James used his speed (he ran the 40-yard dash in 4.46 at a TCU camp over the summer) to rush for 146 yards and three touchdowns and led Bowie to 399 total yards.
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