James Gardner ‘20 Recruiting Profile

  • Lake Washington High School
  • Football
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James Gardner's Football Recruiting Profile
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Personal Statement

My name is James Gardner, I just completed my junior year as All-Kingco, Second Team, 2020 GRIT Captain at Lake Washington High School.  I helped lead our Varsity squad to the Washington WIAA State Tournament for the first time since 2003.  I lead the Kangs with 711 total all purpose yards and 6 touchdowns at RB.  The highlight of the season was beating Shorewood in the playoffs, 17-0 where I had 102 yards on 32 carries, 2 touchdowns and a sack.  We also won the 2019 3A Washington State baseball championship.

I am slated to be a two way starter in my 2019 senior campaign at running back and linebacker.  My goal is to play Division 1, 2, or 3 football and complete my college education majoring in business.  I'm very much excited for our team to reach all new heights in 2019. My teammates and I are committed to training harder than ever in the off-season to make it happen.  I am currently carrying a 3.8 GPA at LWHS.

In my 2017 sophomore season I was promoted to Varsity full time.  I am a two way player playing running back and linebacker.  Our team went 8-4 and won the Kingco 3A title.  My breakout game was against state powerhouse, Bellevue where I rushed for 116 yards, averaged 6.4 yards per carry and scored a touchdown. I started on our kickoff and punt return teams as a kick returner.

In the 2016 season I split time between junior varsity and the freshman a two way player, running back and defensive end.  Our team went 7-1 and I was named our Always Rising MVP.  I finished year with 13 touchdowns.   The passion for football runs deep in my family.  Both my grandfathers started at Washington State University.  Mel Melin QB 1959-1961 and Bud Gardner, Guard 1951-1954.

I am a three-sport, athlete, in addition to football, I play basketball and baseball for Lake Washington High School.  2019 was a huge year as we the State 3A championship in baseball.  In 2013, my Kirkland American Little League 11U All-Star team won the Washington state title.  My football journey with my teammates and coaches has been fantastic. I know I can lead by example in the classroom and on the field at your university.


High School Information

  • Years w/ Varsity:
  • 3 years
  • Varsity Starter:
  • 2 years
  • 2019 Varsity Team
  • Starter - Jersey: #37
  • Team Awards:
    Conference Champs
  • 2018 Varsity Team
  • Starter - Jersey: #37
  • Individual Awards:
    2020 Grit Captain, 2nd Team All-Conference
  • Team Awards:
    Conference 2nd Place, Playoff team 2018
  • Season Schedule
  • 2017 Varsity Team
  • Jersey: #37
  • Team Awards:
    Conference Champs
  • Season Schedule
  • 2016 Freshman Team
  • Starter - Jersey: #28
  • Individual Awards:
    Always Rising MVP Award

Coach References

  • High School Head Coach
  • Andy Arena
  • Juniors Coach
  • Steve Bivens
  • Juniors Coach
  • Edward Claxton

Additional Sports

  • Baseball
  • F
  • 10 Years
  • Varsity Team
  • 2019 3A State Champion, 2019 Kingco 3A State Champion
  • Baseball
  • F
  • 10 Years
  • Junior Varsity Team
  • Won 2013 11U Washington State Little League Championship
  • Basketball
  • 10 Years
  • Junior Varsity Team



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High School Information

High School:
Lake Washington High School
(425) 936-1751

Academic Accomplishments

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Awards, Achievements and Activities

  • Award
    • Kirkland Middle School Honor Society 2014-2016

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Statistic 2019 Varsity Te 2018 Varsity Te 2017 Varsity Te 2016 Freshman T
Games played 10 7 5
Completions 1
Passing yards 18
Touchdown passes 1 1
Rushing attempts 122 116 34
Rushing yards 768 525 152
Receiving yards 64 32
Receptions 10 8
Rushing touchdowns 6 4 1 12
Yards per reception 8 4
Yards per rush 6.8 4.53 4.5
Assisted tackles 18
Forced fumbles 2
Pass break-ups 3
Recovered fumbles 2
Sacks 7
Solo tackles 63
Tackles for a loss 6
Touchdown receptions 1


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