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November 7, 1993 | SEAN WATERS, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
When Jim McElroy IV was in junior high, he attended football practices with stepbrother Kuwantu Cammon, who played for Washington High. After practice, McElroy would race some of Cammon's teammates. "He would bet them a dollar or whatever they had in their pockets. They were three or four years older than me. But I used to waste them," McElroy said. Four years later, McElroy is still racing football players--and most of the time it is still no contest.
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November 19, 1997 | JIM HODGES, TIMES STAFF WRITER
It's personal for Jim McElroy, but then again, when he steps on a football field, everything is personal. McElroy is maybe 150 pounds, and he figures he is overlooked a bit at UCLA, where Skip Hicks and Cade McNown hang out and score touchdowns and throw touchdown passes. McElroy catches them, eight so far this season, most from long distance, but he sees himself as something of an afterthought. . . . Until SC Week rolls around.
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SPORTS
August 23, 1995 | LONNIE WHITE
Life after J.J. Stokes has begun for UCLA and the Bruins will count on two inexperienced Los Angeles natives to pick up the slack at wide receiver. Jim McElroy, a sophomore who attended Washington High, and Eric Scott, a sophomore transfer from Northwestern who graduated from Crenshaw High, team up to provide UCLA outside speed opposite All-American candidate Kevin Jordan. Last season, McElroy caught nine passes for 111 yards.
SPORTS
November 15, 1997
Bruin fans and the local media seem to be jumping the gun a little bit on the team's success this year. On the one hand, Cade McNown, Skip Hicks, Jim McElroy and the offensive line are playing very well. The defense also has been very opportunistic. On the other hand, only one victory has come against a team with a winning record, and Oregon will not crack the top 25 this season. Other wins have come against Texas, Arizona, Houston, Cal, Oregon State and Stanford, all mediocre-to-really-bad teams.
SPORTS
November 15, 1997
Bruin fans and the local media seem to be jumping the gun a little bit on the team's success this year. On the one hand, Cade McNown, Skip Hicks, Jim McElroy and the offensive line are playing very well. The defense also has been very opportunistic. On the other hand, only one victory has come against a team with a winning record, and Oregon will not crack the top 25 this season. Other wins have come against Texas, Arizona, Houston, Cal, Oregon State and Stanford, all mediocre-to-really-bad teams.
SPORTS
September 28, 1997 | JIM HODGES, TIMES STAFF WRITER
When UCLA receiver Jim McElroy trotted onto the field for the game's first offensive play, he did a double-take. There was Arizona's Chris McAlister, playing free safety rather than his accustomed cornerback position. "We looked and there was McAlister in the middle of the field, and we were like, 'Coach, what are they doing? Are they tricking us?' " McElroy said. "We didn't expect him to play safety. We heard he had a bad ankle, but we figured he still would be covering us."
SPORTS
October 12, 1997 | JIM HODGES, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Jim McElroy spent much of the first half on the sideline Saturday, a towel draped over his head to hide tears from television's prying eye. He was angry. He was frustrated. He was confused. Mainly, his head hurt. He spent halftime doing the same sort of things he did in kindergarten, and he spent part of the third quarter in the Oregon end zone, providing the touchdown reception that gave UCLA a 27-24 lead en route to its 39-31 victory over Oregon.
SPORTS
August 26, 1997 | JIM HODGES, TIMES STAFF WRITER
He had come in wide-eyed in 1994, with the confidence of an athlete who wasn't used to losing races. Then he found himself third in the wide receiver race, behind J.J. Stokes and Kevin Jordan. Or maybe even fourth, because there were other experienced players around. His eyes narrowed, because he was peeved at a perceived slight. They are wide-open again, now that he is the No. 1 wideout at UCLA and knows the offense from X to Z. "Since I fully made the switch from X to Z . . .
SPORTS
May 27, 1994 | ERIC SHEPARD, TIMES PREP SPORTS EDITOR
After securing a football scholarship to UCLA last February, Jim McElroy wasn't thinking about attempting to become the City Section's top sprinter. On the advice of some friends, however, the Washington High senior changed his mind at the last minute and went out for the track team. McElroy was rewarded for his decision with victories in the 100 and 200 meters at the City finals Thursday at Van Nuys Birmingham High.
SPORTS
October 12, 1997 | JIM HODGES, TIMES STAFF WRITER
With 5 minutes 49 seconds to play in the third quarter Saturday, Cade McNown found redemption in the end zone. With 7:51 to play in the game, he found euphoria there. McNown came home to Oregon to play his worst game in weeks and his best game in weeks in passing for 248 yards and a touchdown to lead 18th-ranked UCLA to a 39-31 victory over Oregon.
SPORTS
October 12, 1997 | JIM HODGES, TIMES STAFF WRITER
With 5 minutes 49 seconds to play in the third quarter Saturday, Cade McNown found redemption in the end zone. With 7:51 to play in the game, he found euphoria there. McNown came home to Oregon to play his worst game in weeks and his best game in weeks in passing for 248 yards and a touchdown to lead 18th-ranked UCLA to a 39-31 victory over Oregon.
SPORTS
October 12, 1997 | JIM HODGES, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Jim McElroy spent much of the first half on the sideline Saturday, a towel draped over his head to hide tears from television's prying eye. He was angry. He was frustrated. He was confused. Mainly, his head hurt. He spent halftime doing the same sort of things he did in kindergarten, and he spent part of the third quarter in the Oregon end zone, providing the touchdown reception that gave UCLA a 27-24 lead en route to its 39-31 victory over Oregon.
SPORTS
September 28, 1997 | JIM HODGES, TIMES STAFF WRITER
When UCLA receiver Jim McElroy trotted onto the field for the game's first offensive play, he did a double-take. There was Arizona's Chris McAlister, playing free safety rather than his accustomed cornerback position. "We looked and there was McAlister in the middle of the field, and we were like, 'Coach, what are they doing? Are they tricking us?' " McElroy said. "We didn't expect him to play safety. We heard he had a bad ankle, but we figured he still would be covering us."
SPORTS
August 26, 1997 | JIM HODGES, TIMES STAFF WRITER
He had come in wide-eyed in 1994, with the confidence of an athlete who wasn't used to losing races. Then he found himself third in the wide receiver race, behind J.J. Stokes and Kevin Jordan. Or maybe even fourth, because there were other experienced players around. His eyes narrowed, because he was peeved at a perceived slight. They are wide-open again, now that he is the No. 1 wideout at UCLA and knows the offense from X to Z. "Since I fully made the switch from X to Z . . .
SPORTS
August 23, 1995 | LONNIE WHITE
Life after J.J. Stokes has begun for UCLA and the Bruins will count on two inexperienced Los Angeles natives to pick up the slack at wide receiver. Jim McElroy, a sophomore who attended Washington High, and Eric Scott, a sophomore transfer from Northwestern who graduated from Crenshaw High, team up to provide UCLA outside speed opposite All-American candidate Kevin Jordan. Last season, McElroy caught nine passes for 111 yards.
SPORTS
May 27, 1994 | ERIC SHEPARD, TIMES PREP SPORTS EDITOR
After securing a football scholarship to UCLA last February, Jim McElroy wasn't thinking about attempting to become the City Section's top sprinter. On the advice of some friends, however, the Washington High senior changed his mind at the last minute and went out for the track team. McElroy was rewarded for his decision with victories in the 100 and 200 meters at the City finals Thursday at Van Nuys Birmingham High.
SPORTS
November 19, 1997 | JIM HODGES, TIMES STAFF WRITER
It's personal for Jim McElroy, but then again, when he steps on a football field, everything is personal. McElroy is maybe 150 pounds, and he figures he is overlooked a bit at UCLA, where Skip Hicks and Cade McNown hang out and score touchdowns and throw touchdown passes. McElroy catches them, eight so far this season, most from long distance, but he sees himself as something of an afterthought. . . . Until SC Week rolls around.
NEWS
January 30, 1994 | SEAN WATERS, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
It didn't take long for Washington High wide receiver Jim McElroy to show the colors of his future school. At the UCLA-Arizona State basketball game on Jan. 21, McElroy wore a blue-and-gold hat and sweat shirt. McElroy (6-foot, 165 pounds), one of the fastest receivers in the City Section, kept college recruiters guessing until the final two weeks before the signing period, which will begin Wednesday. "UCLA was always one of my top two choices," he said.
NEWS
January 30, 1994 | SEAN WATERS, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
It didn't take long for Washington High wide receiver Jim McElroy to show the colors of his future school. At the UCLA-Arizona State basketball game on Jan. 21, McElroy wore a blue-and-gold hat and sweat shirt. McElroy (6-foot, 165 pounds), one of the fastest receivers in the City Section, kept college recruiters guessing until the final two weeks before the signing period, which will begin Wednesday. "UCLA was always one of my top two choices," he said.
NEWS
November 7, 1993 | SEAN WATERS, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
When Jim McElroy IV was in junior high, he attended football practices with stepbrother Kuwantu Cammon, who played for Washington High. After practice, McElroy would race some of Cammon's teammates. "He would bet them a dollar or whatever they had in their pockets. They were three or four years older than me. But I used to waste them," McElroy said. Four years later, McElroy is still racing football players--and most of the time it is still no contest.
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