A reserve linebacker and a leader on special teams... the former walk-on was one of 20 Yellow Jacket seniors... was awarded a scholarship prior to start of senior season by head coach Paul Johnson... recorded 11 tackles, including nine solo tackles... recorded two special teams tackles in the 45-42 win at Georgia (Nov. 29)... had a tackle and one rushing attempt for two yards (on a fake punt) at Clemson (Oct. 18)... served as a game captain in the Gardner-Webb game... had solo tackles vs. Gardner-Webb (Oct. 11) and Duke (Oct. 4)... had one tackle at Boston College (Sept. 6)... had a career-high four tackles, including three solo tackles, in the season opener vs. Jacksonville State (Aug. 28)... also credited with two kickoff returns against the Gamecocks when he fielded two short kickoffs... can play all of the linebacker positions... moved back to linebacker in 2007 after briefly switching to fullback... was active in the April 19 T-Day Game with two tackles, one tackle-for-loss and one forced fumble.
Saw action in all 12 regular season games... a key contributor on special teams... made two tackles including one solo tackle -- at Maryland (Oct. 6).
Earned some playing time on special teams on the kickoff return unit ... saw action in 12 games.
Played in two games and made one tackle.
Joined the program in 2004 as a walk-on and spent the year as a redshirt.
Two-time all-state selection (GISA) at Westfield High School... four-year letterman as a fullback and linebacker for coach Ronnie Jones... GISA Region 3-AAA Player of the Year in 2002 and 2003... rushed for over 1,000 yards and collected more than 100 tackles as a junior and senior... also lettered in basketball, baseball and track.
Full name is James Crane Liipfert, III. ... born December 12, 1985... parents are Jimbo and Debbie Liipfert... majoring in management.