Canan inducted into Bradford Athletic Hall of Fame

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Bradford's James Canan inducted into Athletic Hall of Fame. (courtesy photo)

BRADFORD – James Canan, a member of the Bradford Railroaders class of 2013 was inducted into Athletic Hall of Fame at the 29th annual induction ceremony.

Canan was a four-year letter winner in football, and participated in powerlifting, baseball, and track and field, earning a total of eight varsity letters.

Conan excelled in football, earning many accolades which include:

First Team All-CCC (2012)

CCC Co-Back of the Year (2012)

AP Southwest District 1st Team Running Back (2012)

AP Southwest District Offensive Player of the Year (2012)

State Playoff Team (2012)

First Team All-Ohio (2012)

James Canan and his father. (courtesy photo)

Mr. Football Ohio candidate (2012) Joe Burrow was also on the list of candidates for Mr. Football Ohio just to put it in perspective.

Canan has is name plastered across the football record board including the Game, Season, and Career rushing yards. His record of Single Game Rushing Yards of 455 is ranked 15th in the Ohio Football Records and his Single Season Rushing Yards of 2, 427 should be listed 40th in the Ohio Football Records.

Curtis Enis and James Canan. (courtesy photo)

It was clear from the beginning that Canan would be very talented in football, as he amassed over 1000 rushing yards in his freshman and sophomore seasons. Altogether he compiled 4,274 rushing yards on 532 carries, an 8-yard average per carry.

Canan rushed for 56 touchdowns and had 733 receiving yards for Bradford. As a freshman, he 61 pass completions for 799 yards and five TDs his freshman season.

Canan currently works for a power company called Davis H. Elliot as a power lineman. He and
his wife Shianne are building a house outside of Covington, and together they have an 11-month
old daughter named Sophia.