James Sykes

James Sykes
Born: November 7, 1954
New Waverly, TX
Position: RB
Height: 5'11"
Weight: 185
College: Rice
Career: 1978-1986

James Sykes played from 1978 to 1986 during his career with the Calgary Stampeders and Winnipeg Blue Bombers. Sykes ran for 5,870 yards in his career on 1,156 attempts, scoring 48 rushing touchdowns. He also caught 235 passes for 2,286 yards and 5 receiving touchdowns..

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Year Team No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
1978CFL Calgary Stampeders20410205.031 13
1979CFL Calgary Stampeders1517034.738 5
1980CFL Calgary Stampeders22212635.775 10
1981CFL Calgary Stampeders24011074.668 6
1982CFL Calgary Stampeders19310465.484 11
1983CFL Calgary Stampeders372226.024 0
1983CFL Winnipeg Blue Bombers12625.215 0
1986CFL Winnipeg Blue Bombers974474.657 3
Totals115658705.184 48


Year Team No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
1978CFL Calgary Stampeders5061412.362 1
1979CFL Calgary Stampeders312698.725 1
1980CFL Calgary Stampeders5758210.272 1
1981CFL Calgary Stampeders514959.765 0
1982CFL Calgary Stampeders272228.219 0
1983CFL Calgary Stampeders9424.718 0
1986CFL Winnipeg Blue Bombers10626.214 2
Totals23522869.772 5

Punt Returns:

Year Team No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
1978CFL Calgary Stampeders2124111.567 1
1979CFL Calgary Stampeders3279.016 0
1980CFL Calgary Stampeders1821712.133 0
Totals4248511.567 1

Kick Returns:

Year Team No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
1978CFL Calgary Stampeders2049624.836 0
1979CFL Calgary Stampeders610116.822 0
1980CFL Calgary Stampeders3071523.861 0
1981CFL Calgary Stampeders2559423.845 0
1982CFL Calgary Stampeders612220.325 0
Totals87202823.361 0

Total Scoring:

Touchdowns Other Total
Year Team Rush Rec Punt Kick MFG Int Fum Other FG X/C Single 2Pt Saf Points
1978CFL Calgary Stampeders1311000090
1979CFL Calgary Stampeders510000036
1980CFL Calgary Stampeders1010000066
1981CFL Calgary Stampeders60000036
1982CFL Calgary Stampeders110000066
1986CFL Winnipeg Blue Bombers3200030

Playing Career:


1978 - CFL CFL All-CFL
1978 - CFL CFL West All-Star
1980 - CFL CFL All-CFL
1980 - CFL CFL West All-Star
1982 - CFL CFL West All-Star