49ers’ rookie running back LaMichael James talked with Jason about the upcoming NFL season. Jason asked LaMichael about any nerves he had coming into his first NFL season. LaMichael discussed his decision to leave Oregon for the NFL, the experience of playing at Autzen Stadium, and how Kenjon Barner will help keep Oregon football competing at a high level.
Jason also asked about the 49ers’ expectations for James, and how James benefits from practicing against the 49ers’ defense. LaMichael pointed at Darren Sproles when talking about how size isn’t the key factor to being successful in the NFL.
Finally, LaMichael discussed his relationship with Jim Harbaugh, competing with Frank Gore, how Oregon has helped shape him as a football player and his Beat the Heat campaign with Gatorade.