Boston College vs. Notre Dame :: Nov. 19, 2011 (AP Photos)
Following the 2011 Jay McGillis Memorial Spring Game, Coach Frank Spaziani awarded the former walk-on a scholarship.
Returned one interception for seven yards at Miami...posted seven tackles (1 solo) at Notre Dame...made two solo stops against NC State ... registered three tackles (1 solo) versus Florida State...forced a fumble and made five stops (2 solo) at Maryland...tallied three tackles against Virginia Tech ... posted four tackles (3 solo) against Wake Forest ... notched his first career interception for a six-yard return on the first play of the game against UMass and added three tackles (1 solo) on the day ... recorded four solo tackles against Duke ... tallied four takedowns (4 solo), with 2.0 tackles for loss (2 yards) at Central Florida ... Registered four tackles (2 solo) against Northwestern, marking the first of his career.
Made six appearances on the season.
Appeared in the season opener against Northeastern.
Earned All-District 7-5A first-team honors as a senior safety at Jesuit College Prep ... captured the Rangers' Outstanding Back Award in 2007 ... registered 102 tackles - 38 solo stops and 64 assisted tackles; also recorded five tackles for loss, five interceptions and nine pass break-ups ... was awarded a regional honor in the Old Spice Red Zone Player of the Year program ... played for head coach Bob Wunderlick ... also competed on Jesuit's track team; was a three-time regional qualifier in the 4x400.
James Hampton Hughes, born March 1, 1990 ... enrolled in the Carroll School of Mangement ... Hampton is the son of Melanie and Randy Hughes; has two older sisters ... his father earned All-America honors at Oklahoma and enjoyed a six-year career in the NFL with the Dallas Cowboys.