Antonio James
Antonio  James

Defensive Graduate Assistant Coach

Antonio James is in his first season as a Michigan football defensive graduate assistant coach, where he assists with the defensive line.

Prior to joining U-M, James coached the defensive line and outside linebackers at Urbana High School from 2011-13. James was a four-year letterman on the defensive line at the University of Illinois (2006-09), and helped lead the Fighting Illini to the 2008 Rose Bowl Game. He appeared in 46 career games with six starts, and finished his collegiate career with 40 tackles, six tackles-for-losses and two-and-a-half sacks.

James earned his bachelor's degree in history from the University of Illinois.

He attended Washington High School, where he was named a first-team All-Ohio selection by the Associated Press as a senior.

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