San Francisco 49ers running back LaMichael James is going to be one of the young rookie stars to watch in his first season in the NFL. James is in a good spot for him to thrive at the next level. LaMichael is not only in a favorable situation where he will not be asked to carry the load, but will also fit the grinding style that the 49ers like to play at here. James has a chance to really breakout as a complement runner to Frank Gore and Anthony Dixon and provide the Niners with an excellent combination of speed and toughness.
David Fucillo of Niners Nation manage to score an interview with James, and they talked a little bit about the 49ers plus his Beat the Heat campaign. After the jump, there's an excerpt about how James is adjusting from college football at Oregon to the 49ers in the NFL.
NN: I'm going to move onto some more football-specific questions. You're joining Coach Harbaugh and obviously you just came from working with Coach Kelly up in Oregon. Are there any similarities or differences that are notable between the two?
LJ: There are. They're both no BS guys. There's no grey area. They expect you to go out there and perform to the best of your ability and practice hard. Just like I said before, you get out of it what you put into it. If you don't go out there and practice hard, at the end of the day that's just a wasted day. I don't want to hold myself accountable for not going out there and not practicing hard when someone else can be having my spot doing the same thing. So I hold myself accountable, going out there practicing hard each and every day. You gotta live up to those standards, to be a 49er. And I think everybody here wants to win a championship. This is a great team so I have to go out there and practice hard each and every day.
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