About Edgerrin James Foundation Inc
The Edgerrin James Foundation Inc., founded in 2000, is a 501c3 non-profit organization created to improve the decision-making process of youth and young adults, enhancing the quality of their lives and empowering them to make positive contributions to society. Our aim is to show the younger generation that they are the builders of their future. Our efforts reach youth of all ages. We primarily use sports and fitness to connect with youth by listening to their views, issues, and challenges.
The Foundation positively influences inner city youth who often face problems with education, self esteem, and other obstacles. We are effective in building partnerships and bridging the resource gap to improve lives and promote healthy life styles. With your assistance, we can continue to support our communities through education, health care and youth development programs.
About Edgerrin Tyree James
Edgerrin Tyree James is an American football running back who is currently a free agent. James is a top NFL all-time rusher, having amassed over 12, 000 yards during his 11 seasons in the national football league. Drafted by the Indianapolis Colts fourth overall in the 1999. James has earned the AP NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year in 1999; four Pro Bowl selections; and three All-Pro selections. James won the NFL rushing title in his first two seasons with Indianapolis Colts.
James left Indianapolis as their all time leading rusher with 9,226 yards in 2006 and was given a Super Bowl ring from the team when they won Super Bowl XLI. James has also played with the Arizona Cardinals in 2006 – 2008 seasons, which earned him a NFC Championship and appearance at the 2009 Super Bowl XLIII. James spent 2009 season with Seattle Seahawks.
James was recruited out of Florida's Immokalee High School by the University of Miami. He proved to be one of the most successful running backs in the school's history. James ranks second in all-time University of Miami rushing yards. He was the only running back in the university's history to post two consecutive seasons with 1000-plus rushing yards, and he ranks first in school history with the most 100-plus rushing games. James was inducted into the University of Miami Sports Hall of Fame on in 2009.
James established the Edgerrin James Foundation Inc, in 2000, whose mission is to improve the decision-making process of youth and young adults, enhancing the quality of their lives and empowering them to make positive contributions to society. In 2001, James donated $250,000 to the University of Miami, which is the largest donation ever made to the university by one of its former athletes