ORONO, Maine (NEWS CENTER) - For the second time in three seasons, a University of Maine alum has been selected in the NFL Draft.
Cornerback Kendall James was picked in the sixth round (184th overall) by the Minnesota Vikings. James, listed at 5'10", 180-pounds, is the first Black Bear to be drafted since his former teammate Jerron McMillian was chosen by the Green Bay Packers in the fourth round (133rd overall) in 2012.
James finished his career at Maine as an Associated Press FCS 2nd-team All-American and first team All-Colonial Athletic Conference honoree. The best defender on the league's stingiest pass defense totaled 36 tackles, 2.5 for loss, along with two interceptions, nine pass breakups and a blocked field goal in his senior season.
For his career, the UMaine product compiled 147 tackles, eight interceptions, and 25 pass breakups in 48 games.
James becomes the 15th Black Bear drafted and the 51st to join an NFL team.