|Born:||November 7, 1954|
New Waverly, Texas
|NFL draft|| 1977 / Round: 10 / Pick: 273|
(By the Washington Redskins)
|1977–1983||Calgary Stampeders (CFL)|
|1983, 1986||Winnipeg Blue Bombers (CFL)|
|Career highlights and awards|
|CFL All-Star||1978, 1980|
James Sykes (born November 7, 1954 in New Waverly, Texas) is a former Canadian football running back in the Canadian Football League for the Calgary Stampeders from 1977 through 1982, and for the Winnipeg Blue Bombers in 1983and 1986. He was an All-Star in 1978 and 1980. He won the Eddie James Memorial Trophy in 1980 and 1981.
|1983||Winnipeg Blue Bombers||1||12||62||5.2||15||0|
|1986||Winnipeg Blue Bombers||7||97||447||4.6||57||3|
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