1961 – He was born on the 2nd day of January this year in Jacksonville, Texas.
1978 – James attended Stratford High School in Houston, Texas, where he was a star on Stratford’s State Championship football team.
1982 – He scored on a 96-yard touchdown reception to set a new record as the longest scoring play in Southwest Conference history.
1983 – He graduated this year and played in the USFL for one year.
1984 – He joined the New England Patriots this year until 1988.
1989 – After his retirement from playing in this year, James went on to become a radio analyst for SMU college football games and then the sports anchor for KDFW-TV.
1996 – He joined CBS where he served as a studio analyst on their College Football Today as well as The NFL Today programs before becoming a game announcer on The NFL on CBS with Kevin Harlan.
1998 – He served as a reporter during the NCAA Men’s Basketball Championship as well as this yearWinter Olympics.
2003 – He moved to ABC.James also operates his own broadcasting school, eponymously called the Craig James School of Broadcasting. He now lives in Plano, Texas, with his wife Marilyn and their four children.