Riverview High grad and Middle Tennessee State wide receiver Richie James surpassed 100 receiving yards for the 10th time in his career on Saturday with 127 yards and two touchdowns on six receptions in Saturday’s 42-35 Conference USA win at Florida International.
The 127-yard performance gave James 1,032 receiving yards this season, making the redshirt sophomore just the second player in program history to record back-to-back 1,000-yard receiving seasons. James, who ranks sixth in Middle Tennessee history with 16 career receiving touchdowns, finished the 2015 campaign with 1,346 receiving yards.
The first player in Middle Tennessee State to history to collect at least 1,000 receiving yards in consecutive seasons was Kerry Wright in 2003 and 2004. James and Wright are currently tied for second on the Blue Raiders’ all-time list with 10 games of 100 or more receiving yards.
Kendall Newson holds the Middle Tennessee State record with 14 100-yard receiving games.