Ryan James

Ryan started playing rugby after his uncle and cousin introduced him to the game. They went on to create their own team, the Aztec Warriors Youth Rugby based in San Diego, CA. He continued to play for the Aztecs from 2011-2018 and also joined the SoCal Griffins in 2013. Ryan was named High School All-American in 2014 and 2016 before he continued overseas to play for the U19s 7s Dubia team. In 2018, he helped the Dubia team to win the Championship. 

Back in the states, he joined the Glendale Raptors Academy based in Glendale, CO before moving to the San Diego Legion Academy in 2019. Along with this, he played on the USA U20s team two-time and participated in the World Rugby North American Rugby Academy (NARA). For the 2020 season, Ryan signed professionally in the MLR with the CO Raptors. 

Ryan has had the opportunity to help young players during his coaching time with the Nike Rugby Camps in CA and the Glendale Youth teams in CO. Ryan says, “this sport has allowed me to travel the world and view different cultures at such a young age. Those experiences were priceless.” He has no doubt Dallas Jackals fans will bring high energy to every home match!  


Position Wing
Height 6' 1" ft
Weight 190 lbs
Hometown San Diego, California 🇺🇸