NFL try-out for England keeper James
David James will get a chance to prove his American football credentials when he joins up with the Miami Dolphins later this month.
The England goalkeeper will join the NFL squad at a training camp on June 24 where he will be put through his paces as a quarter-back, wide receiver and kicker.
West Ham goalkeeper James said: 'I am delighted to have been invited - it's a great opportunity to learn about more about the sport, and put myself up against some of the best athletes in the world.
'American Football has always shown the way forward in terms of conditioning and performance and I am keen to apply any tips or insights that I can gain to my career as a professional footballer.'
And the NFL's leading scout in Europe, Tony Allen, believes James has all the credentials to make it in American Football.
He said: 'David is exactly the kind of European sports star who we feel has the all-round athleticism and ability to hold his own in the NFL.
'It will be interesting to see him being put through his paces. As we step up our search for European athletes who can develop into potential NFL players, we are excited about the Dolphins giving us the opportunity to showcase a sportsman of his physical ability in an NFL environment.'