Fifth-year senior, returning primary long-snapper… Former walk-on… Veteran with 28 career games played entering 2015… Former dual-sport athlete, spent two seasons as catcher on Baylor’s baseball team… Twotime Dean’s List honoree and five-time Big 12 Commissioner’s Honor Roll selection… Named to 2014 Academic All-Big 12 second team.
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 Fall 2014 Big 12 Commissioner’s Honor Roll… 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): Sat out football season to focus on duties as catcher on Baylor baseball team, redshirted to retain eligibility... Named to spring 2013 Big 12 Commissioner's Honor Roll.
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... Majoring in geology.