Position
Center
Height
6'2
Weight
295 lbs.
Class
Senior
Hometown
New Orleans, La.
High School
Jesuit HS

SENIOR SEASON (2003)
Backup center who saw action in 7 games for the Tigers in 2003 … Saw action on 75 plays for the Tigers, including a career-high of 26 in road win over Arizona … Played 11 snaps vs. Louisiana-Monroe in the season-opener and had 2 pancakes and 1 knockdown … Followed that with 3 knockdowns vs. Arizona … Also saw action vs. South Carolina (11 plays), Louisiana Tech (12 plays), Alabama (4 plays), Arkansas (7 plays) and against Georgia in the SEC Championship Game (1 play).

JUNIOR SEASON (2002)
Backup on the offensive line for the Tigers …Played in two games in 2002 vs. Louisiana-Lafayette and Florida … Played 20 plays vs. Louisiana-Lafayette and two vs. Florida.

SOPHOMORE SEASON (2001)
Did not see any action for the Tigers in 2001.

REDSHIRT FRESHMAN SEASON (2000)
Sat out last season after transferring from Ole Miss … Participated only in practice … Played his true freshman season at Ole Miss.

HIGH SCHOOL
Earned letters in both football and wrestling at Jesuit High School in New Orleans … Helped team to 9-5A district title in 1997 and to state semi-final appearances in 1996 and 1997 … Named All-District and All-Orleans Parish in 1998 as well as Academic All-State in 1998 … Graduated Cum Laude in High School.

PERSONAL
Full name is James Edward Courtenay … Born Jan. 30, 1981 in New Orleans … Parents are Frank and Janet Courtenay … Has three sisters – Kristine, Lauren, Stephanie and two brothers – Buddy and Billy … Dream job is to be a high school football coach, but first plans on being a lawyer … Graduated in May of 2003 with a degree in accounting.

From “Meet the Tigers…”

What is your favorite movie?  Bloodsport
What is your favorite book?  The Count of Monte Cristo
What is your favorite TV show?  Friends
Describe what your favorite meal would be?  A filet with a fully stuffed baked potato
What is the best song of all time?  Hotel California
What CD is in your CD player right now?  Lenny Kravitz Greatest Hits
Playstation2 or Xbox?  Xbox
NCAA Football 2004 or Madden 2004?  NCAA Football 2004
What is your favorite video game of all time?  Tecmo Bowl
Who is your favorite actor?  Mel Gibson
What is your favorite musical group or artist?  The Eagles
What is your favorite place to visit?  The beaches of Florida
What are your hobbies outside of football?  Watching movies
Who is a role model for you in football?  LSU Offensive Line
Who is non-football role model for you?  My father
If you could meet any one person, living or dead, who would it be?  My grandmother, dad’s dad
What is your favorite Halloween costume from your childhood?  Kool-Aid Man
What is your favorite clothing store and brand of clothes?  GAP

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