2012 (Senior): Saw action in 10 of WCU's 11 games including four starts at tight end ... Caught six passes for 90 yards and a touchdown ... Hauled in his first collegiate reception on a 36-yard pitch-and-catch at Marshall ... Tallied his first career touchdown with a 14-yard scoring reception against Samford ... Named to the Capital One Academic All-District as well as the FCS Athletic Directors Association (ADA) Academic All-Star team ... Selected to the College Sports Journal FCS All-Academic team and named to the 2013 National Football Foundation (NFF) Hampshire Honor ... Named to the 2012 Southern Conference Fall Academic All-Conference team ... Also named to the 2012-13 Southern Conference Honor Roll ... Was honored at the 29th Annual Peach of an Athlete Role Model Banquet in Atlanta, Ga.
2011 (Junior): Did not see game action stemming from his back injury ... Worked with the WCU team film crew ... Named to WCU's Dean's List
2010 (Sophomore): Suffered an off-season back injury that sidelined him for the 2010 season.
2009 (Freshman): Played in eight games with two starts ... Made his first collegiate start at Samford ... Used primarily as a blocking TE in place of a fullback and on runs around the ends of the offensive line.
Prior to Western: Was a four-year Scholar Athlete and a three-year varsity letter winner at Peachtree Ridge HS for head coach Bill Ballard ... Was named first team All-County and first team All-Region at tight end as a senior ... Was also named second team All-State by the Atlanta Journal Constitution ... Recorded 146 yards receiving and three TDs in his final season ... Played offensive tackle as a junior ... In his first season on varsity, played defensive end and special teams on the state championship team ... Was a two-year varsity letter winner in track & field, setting a school record in the shot put as a junior.
Personal: Full name is James Conner Orr ... Is the son of Jim and Terri Orr ... Has an older sister, Lindsay Tarquinio.