GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) - Florida returner Brandon James has had
surgery to repair a broken bone in his right foot.
James will be on crutches for at least six weeks but was
expected to make a full recovery before fall practice in August.
James, the Southeastern Conference's special teams player of the
year in 2008, averaged 13.8 yards a punt return and scored two
touchdowns. He also averaged 23.1 yards per kickoff return.
He set Florida's single-season record for punt return yardage
(510) last year and holds the career mark (1,127). He ranks third
in SEC history with punts returned for touchdowns and ranks fifth
in total return yardage (3,089).