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    James Prather
    James Prather

    Class:
    Freshman

    Hometown:
    Memphis, Tenn.

    High School:
    Memphis University School

    Height / Weight:
    6-4 / 235

    Position:
    DL



    High School: 2013 All-State selection and a two-time All-Region honoree ... As a senior, recorded 92 tackles, 17 TFLs, 9.0 sacks, seven QB hurries and two interceptions ... Finished his four-year varsity career as his high school's career leader in tackles for loss (58), sacks (20), QB hurries (26) and forced fumbles (eight), totaling 205 career tackles ... Named the 2013 AutoZone Liberty Bowl High School Defensive Player of the Year and a 2013 Commercial Appeal Best of Preps finalist ... Competed in the AutoZone Liberty Bowl High School All-Star game ... Team finished as state runners-up in both 2012 and 2013 with a 10-3 record each season ... Team captain ... Also a two-year varsity letterwinner in basketball ... Student Council Vice President and member of both the National Honor Society and Latin Honor Society.

    Personal: Born James Porter Prather in Memphis, Tenn. ... Son of John and Hermenia Prather ... Attended same high school that produced Fred Smith, founder and CEO of FedEx ... Chose Northwestern over Navy, UConn, Northern Illinois, Memphis and Richmond ... Major is undecided.