Joe Gaiter: Where are you from and how was your childhood?
David James: I’m originally from Oklahoma City, and I moved to a suburb when I was around 9 or 10. My childhood was good. I was blessed to have parents that cared about my education and health &well-being.
Joe Gaiter: When did you start playing football?
David James: I started playing organized football when I was four. My dad was friends with a coach that had a team in the league.
Joe Gaiter: What is your motivation for playing football?
David James: My motivation is just to continue to be better and be the best at what I do. Making my parents proud and doing what I love to do.
Joe Gaiter: Why did you transfer from University of Wyoming to Weber State?
David James: I transferred from the University of Wyoming to Weber State because I saw a better opportunity for playing time and more of a need to be in a system and university that fit me.
Joe Gaiter: As one of the top cornerbacks in the Big Sky Conference what are the keys to playing good at your position?
David James: The keys to playing good are knowing your opponent and knowing how you (yourself) plays as a corner. What are your flaws? What are other teams going to try and attack you?
Joe Gaiter: What will you miss most about playing at Weber State?
David James: I will miss just being around my boys I spent every day with. I will miss playing in the uniform that represents a team that is coming up to create its name. I will also miss just being able to play in the White & purple.
Joe Gaiter: What do you have to offer an NFL team?
David James: I have the skills of a press corner with good covering ability. I bring in a humble attitude and a good work ethic. My job is to be a man who gives receivers problems and ruins timing. So I will continue to be a student of the game and become better at my craft.
Joe Gaiter: What are some things that you learned from your college football experience?
David James: I learned how to manage my time. Overall I learned how to handle more adversity on the field and keep a calm head.
Joe Gaiter: Why should a NFL team draft you?
David James: I am a guy that will play special teams. I will do my job on the field and conduct myself accordingly off of the field. I will be a strong corner that will make plays.
Joe Gaiter: Do you have a backup plan if you don’t get drafted?
David James: Yes I plan on graduating and consider going back to school to get a medical degree. Still training because I want to fulfill my dreams and play in the NFL.
Joe Gaiter: What player in the NFL has your style of play?
David James: I can honestly say I watched my previous position coach Andre Dyson play and looked at champ bailey. I can honestly say I play like several players and learn from every corner. The one that I try to resemble is Champ, Nnamdi, Prince Amukamara.
Joe Gaiter: What are your biggest strengths on the field?
David James: I am a Press/cover corner. I am good at recognizing formations and tendencies on the field.
Joe Gaiter: How do you plan on giving back to the community after you get drafted?
David James: I plan on starting football camps in the inner cities of my hometown and of the town I will be in for my team. I want to be an entrepreneur and be able to create jobs for my community.
Joe Gaiter: Do you feel that you are at your best?
David James: No, I feel like I can get better at everything I do. There is a lot of evaluation of myself that can be done.
Joe Gaiter: When is your pro-day and combine and how are you preparing?
David James: My pro day will be in the fourth week of March. I am preparing by training, starting a new diet, and watching film of myself. It’s just a constant evaluation of myself so I can keep getting better.
Joe Gaiter: What do you want your football legacy to be?
David James: I want my legacy to be known as a hard worker. I want to just be satisfied with myself and what I have accomplished in my career. I would also like to leave how I made my position mates better and pushed them to better as well.
Final Words and Shoutouts?
David James: I would first like to give a shoutout to God, because without him none of this would be possible. I would like to also shoutout my mother and father for believing in me and pushing me to strive for my goals. My family (cousins, aunts, uncles) thank you for the support and positive words of encouragement. I would like to shoutout to all of my friends for being positive as well.