UNLV: A veteran but still-improving playmaker who moved to the defensive secondary early in career after being recruited as a receiver ... Listed as the starter at one safety spot heading into season ... Rebels' second-leading returning tackler in 2006, behind only LB Beau Bell ... A member of the 2006 Rebel Leadership Committee.
2005: Played in 10 games, starting all of them at right safety ... Finished fourth on team in tackles with 62, including two for loss ... Ranked 20th in the MWC with 6.2 tackles per game ... Broke up four passes as well as forcing and recovering a fumble ... Did not play because of injury vs. Utah ... Had eight solo stops at TCU ... Turned in career-high nine tackles in season finale vs. CSU.
2004: Played in all 11 games, including making his first career start at strong safety in season finale at San Diego State in place of injured All-American Jamaal Brimmer ... Totaled 16 tackles, including one quarterback sack ... Tied for team lead with two interceptions ... Picked off pass, which he returned 35 yards, in win over UNR ... Also grabbed an INT vs. Wyoming.
2003: Played as a true freshman and earned his first letter by competing in 11 of 12 games, primarily on special teams ... Finished with four total tackles ... A member of the Rebels' 2002 class who waited to enroll until January and took part in 2003 spring practice.
HIGH SCHOOL: A 2002 graduate of Dos Pueblos HS ... A standout two-way player under coach Jeff Uyesaka ... Finished with 82 receptions for 1,468 yards and 12 TDs as a senior -- all of which were school records -- along with 74 tackles and five interceptions ... Also blocked four kicks in 2001 ... Career numbers were 145 catches for 2,329 yards and 23 TDs ... Named First Team All-Channel League and All-Tri-County as both a junior and senior as a receiver ... The Chargers went 10-3 in 2001 ... Also lettered in baseball and basketball.
PERSONAL: James Clebert Staggs III was born on Sept. 26, 1983, in Goleta, CA ... The son of James and Lori Staggs ... Father played DE for Santa Barbara City College and uncle was a fullback at Southern Utah ... Cousin Ryan Church is an outfielder for MLB's Washington Nationals ... Majoring in sociology.
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