ESPN football analyst and former SMU star Craig James is filing papers to run in the Republican Primary for the U. S. Senate.

James, whose son Adam made news a couple of years ago when he accused former Texas Tech coach Mike Leach of mistreatment, has been working for ESPN as a college football analyst for several years.

James was a member of the famed SMU Pony Express and spent five seasons with the New England Patriots after playing two years in the defunct USFL.