|Born||Fort Worth, Texas|
|Alma mater||Centre College|
|Coaching career (HC unless noted)|
|1936–1947||Texas A&M (line)|
|Accomplishments and honors|
|All-Southern (1919, 1920, 1921)|
William James was an American football player and coach.
After graduating from North Side High School in Fort Worth, Texas, James went to Centre College with former coach Robert L. Myers joining up with the likes of high school teammates Matty Bell, Bob Mathias, and Sully Montgomery. Bo McMillin and Red Weaver played for North Side as well, but did not have enough credits to yet go to college. They went to Somerset High in Kentucky, where they met up with Red Roberts and were recruited by boosters to Centre. The 1917 team ostensibly did so well that Myers felt his players were better than his coaching abilities, and hired Charley Moran. James was thrice an All-Southern tackle and end. He started at end in the 1921 Centre vs. Harvard football game.
Texas A & M
- "Football". Archived from the original on 2014-10-09. Retrieved 2014-10-21.
- e. g. "Another All-Southern Team Picked". The Indianapolis Star. November 27, 1921.
- Mickey Herskowitz (2006). The 1939 Texas Aggies: The Greatest Generations Greatest Team. p. 247. ISBN 9781931823395.
- The Mirage. Trinity College. 1951. Retrieved February 14, 2018.