Read as much as you want on BostonGlobe.com, anywhere and anytime, for just 99¢.

Ex-Patriot Craig James runs for Senate seat in Texas

CELINA, Texas - Craig James remembers his first carry in the NFL. The former Patriots tailback was crushed by Giants linebacker Lawrence Taylor in an August 1984 exhibition game.

“I got kind of a semi-thigh bruise,’’ he said. “And I jumped up and I was, ‘All right, buddy, that’s cool. Excellent.’ I got a 10-yard gain and a first down.’’

Your comment is subject to the rules of our Posting Policy

This comment may appear on your public profile. Public Profile FAQ

You have reached the limit of 5 free articles in a month

Stay informed with unlimited access to Boston’s trusted news source.

  • High-quality journalism from the region’s largest newsroom
  • Convenient access across all of your devices
  • Today’s Headlines daily newsletter
  • Subscriber-only access to exclusive offers, events, contests, eBooks, and more
  • Less than 25¢ a week