James graduated from Western Colorado University in Gunnison, Colorado with a Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration and Exercise Sport Science. Before attending Western Colorado University, he attended the University of Charleston in Charleston, West Virginia where he studied Athletic training and Sports Business. After Graduating from Western Colorado University, James obtained his certification in Nutrition through the International Sports Science Association. He was a two-sport collegiate athlete participating in Football and Track & Field and was a 2021 NFL Draft prospect. In his free time, James likes to play sports, workout, cook, read, and spend time with friends, family, and pets.