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James Baron     

Born: June 8, 1973
Hometown: Hammond, IN
6' 4", 260
College: Virginia Tech

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Player News
Honoring the best with the best
Andy Lopusnak,
I’m not a huge fan of hockey, but I love the fact that the NHL honors some of its legends on the names of the trophies handed out to the league’s annual award winners, like the Hart Memorial Trophy given out the NHL’s Most Valuable Player. What better why to honor the pioneers and all-time greats of Arena Football than to do the same?

Michna completes dramatic comeback for Rush
Chicago Tribune
The Rush completed a two-point conversion and added a safety when defensive lineman James Baron forced a fumble on Kansas City's final snap for a 52-47 win. Wideout Travis LaTendresse pinned the Brigade on its 4-yard line on kickoff coverage.

Rush Clinch Division
The National Sports Review
The Chicago Rush accomplished a great deal in their 72-28 victory over the Los Angeles Avengers. They clinched the Central Division with five weeks to go, clinched a bye and home playoff game, set three team records, broke out new uniforms which they should consider never taking off and proved that the best team in the Arena Football League may be in the American Conference.

Baron's rush for Rush keys 'D'
Chicago Tribune
A slight smile plays across nose tackle James Baron's face when the subject of his nickname—"the Intimidator"—and reputation is brought up.

Rush Continue To Roll
Chicago Sports Review
After a little history, a poor defensive half, two blocked kicks, and the discovering of a new star receiver, the Chicago Rush improved their record to 3-1 with a 70-35 victory over the Colorado Crush.

Defensive excellence helps Rush win opener
Chicago Daily Herald
Last year, the Rush defense set a franchise record by forcing 44 turnovers. After the way the defense performed Monday in the season opener against the San Jose SaberCats, that mark might be in serious jeopardy.

Not ready to retire, Baron back with Rush
Chicago Daily Herald
When the Arena Football League's Nashville Kats organization folded in October, nose tackle James Baron thought his career might be over.

Baron back in Rush blue
Chicago Rush Press Release
Future AFL Hall-of-Fame defensive lineman James Baron has signed a two-year contract to return to the Chicago Rush, the team announced today. Baron will be available at Chicago’s annual Media Day, Tuesday, at its Hoffman Estates practice facility, Grand Sports Arena.

Baron is a member of The Playmakers Foundation in Nashville: see