2004 -- Did not play with the varsity as a sophomore.
2003 -- Had shoulder surgery to repair a football injury and redshirted the season in volleyball.
2001-02 -- Suited for one match in volleyball, but did not play ... Walked-on for football and earned a roster spot for the 2002 season.
High School -- Earned six varsity letters in volleyball (4) and football (2) at Harbor High in Santa Cruz ... Played for Coach Dave Enogh in volleyball and Ron Meheron in football ... Four-time first-team all-league volleyball selection, two-time all-league football honoree ... Two-time All-American playing for Los Angeles Athletic Club on teams that won bronze and silver medals at the Jr. Olympics.
Personal -- Has one older sister, Natalia ... Chose UCLA for its athletics and academics ... Enjoys the competitiveness of volleyball ... Admires Bill Romanowski (retired) formerly of the Oakland Raiders ... Enjoys fishing in his spare time ... Favorite class is History ... Full name is James Edward Jessen ... Born June 2, 1982 in his hometown ... History major.
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