At Columbia: Good size and strength ... runs routes well ... working on being physical in blocking ... coaches looking to use him as a slot receiver to create mismatches.
2005: Eighteen catches was fifth-best on team ... four receptions for 48 yards vs. Fordham ... season-long 41-yard catch at Princeton ... first career touchdown reception at Lafayette.
At Alan Pope High: Played a number of positions for the Greyhounds in four-year career ... earned three letters ... was selected captain by teammates for 2002 season ... first-team all-region, all-county wide receiver and All-Metro first-team as senior ... named best offensive player ... varsity football academic award recipient in 2001 and 2002 ... Mac Cobb Scholarship Award for Outstanding Academic Athlete ... was the leading receiver in county as senior ... had 37 catches for 700 yards ... in 2002, had most receiving yards in a game with 222, setting a school record ... also set Pope record for most touchdowns in a game with three ... caught seven TD passes and two interceptions as a senior ... football team made state playoffs in 2001 and was region champ in 2000 ... recognized in Who's Who in American High Schools ... National Honor Society ... Key Club ... Beta Club.
Personal: Majoring in history ... interned at law firm in Atlanta this summer ... grandfather, William, played semi-pro baseball in Canton, Ohio ... great uncle, Jack, was professional boxer in Pittsburgh ... enjoys weight training, travel and sports ... has worked as a lifeguard ... James Stephen Besselman, b. 3/10/84 in Atlanta.