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Vols OT James plans to return for senior season

Published On: Dec 17 2012 10:09:10 PM CST
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KNOXVILLE, Tenn. -

Tennessee offensive tackle Ja'Wuan James plans to return for his senior season rather than entering the NFL Draft.
 
James wrote Monday on his Twitter account that he felt "blessed to have another year to get better and another opportunity at winning a championship. I (need to) take advantage of it."
 
James has started all 37 of Tennessee's games at right tackle over the last three seasons.
 
Tennessee is expected to return four starters from an offensive line that allowed only eight sacks this year. The lone senior starter on Tennessee's offensive line this season was guard Dallas Thomas.
 
North Texas, Air Force and Middle Tennessee are the only Football Bowl Subdivision teams that gave up fewer sacks than Tennessee during the regular season.