Seven different sports have total of 18 athletes receive degrees.
Bears have school-record 13 first-team honorees.
Baylor returns 50 lettermen and 14 returning starters from 2011 team.
2016 SENIOR BOWL
2-TIME BAYLOR DEAN'S LIST HONOREE
2-TIME ACADEMIC ALL-BIG 12 HONOREE
6-TIME BIG 12 COMMISSIONER'S HONOR ROLL SELECTION
Former walk-on, four-year letterman and three-year primary long-snapper… 2016 Senior Bowl participant… 2016 NFL Scouting Combine participant… Helped lead Baylor to most successful five-year span in school history: including two conference championships (2013 & 2014 Big 12 titles), three bowl victories and 50 wins (29-3 home mark) in five seasons – played during 2011, 2013, 2014 and 2015 seasons when BU amassed 42-10 record… Earned scholarship prior to junior season, played in 40 career games as specialist… 2016 Senior Bowl invitee… Totaled one solo tackle and one fumble recovery during career… Former dual-sport athlete, spent two seasons as catcher on Baylor baseball team… Two-time Baylor Dean’s List selection and two-time Academic All-Big 12 honoree… Six-time Big 12 Commissioner’s Honor Roll selection.
2015 (Senior):Played all 13 games as primary long snapper as senior... Made first, and only, tackle of career in win over Iowa State in seventh game… Honored as second-team 2015 Academic All-Big 12.
2014 (Junior): Played in all 13 games as first-string long snapper as junior for 2014 Big 12 champions… Made one fumble recovery on season… Named to 2014 Academic All-Big 12 second team and selected to Big 12 Commissioner’s Honor Roll in fall 2014 and spring 2015… Recovered fumble at West Virginia in seventh game… Awarded scholarship prior to 2014 season.
2013 (Sophomore): Played in three of 13 games as backup long snapper during sophomore season... Selected to fall 2013 Big 12 Commissioner's Honor Roll... Snapped as reserve in three of season's first seven games, wins over Wofford (season opener), ULM (third game) and at Kansas (seventh game)... Appeared in 15 baseball games and made four starts as catcher... Hit .048 in 21 at-bats, made 31 putouts and nine assists (.930 fielding percentage).
2012 (Sophomore): Played in three of 13 games as backup long snapper during sophomore season… Selected to fall 2013 Big 12 Commissioner’s Honor Roll… Snapped as reserve in three of season’s first seven games, wins over Wofford (season opener), ULM (third game) and at Kansas (seventh game)… Appeared in 15 baseball games and made four starts as catcher… Hit .048 in 21 at-bats, made 31 putouts and nine assists (.930 fielding percentage).
2011 (True Freshman): Walk-on long snapper played 12 of 13 games as true freshman… Took over long-snapping duties for place-kicks in second game (win over Stephen F. Austin) following injury to first-stringer, played final 11 games as primary kick snapper… Earned first collegiate letter… Named to Dean’s List in fall 2011 and Big 12 Commissioner’s Honor Roll in fall 2011 and spring 2012… Redshirted at catcher on 2012 Big 12 champion Baylor baseball team.
High School: Prepped at Lee High School in Tyler, Texas… Played center and deep snapper for head coach Mike Owens… Honorable mention 2010 TSWA 5A All-State lineman as senior… Named first-team 2010 11-5A All-District… Also baseball letterman (catcher) at LHS
Personal: Son of Drew and Jamie Landes… Full name is James Arnold Landes… Born Aug. 13, 1992, in Tyler, Texas… Majored in geology.