31  Will Hudgens
Will Hudgens

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Memphis, Tenn.

High School:
Ridgeway HS

Height / Weight:
6-4 / 233

Position:
RHP

Birthdate:
01/24/1985

Experience:
1L

Bats/Throws:
R/R






Hudgens' Career Highs
IP (start): 5.2 vs. Houston (5/13/07)
IP (relief): 5.0 vs. Murray St. (4/11/07)
SO: 8 vs. Murray St. (4/11/07)
Wins: 5 (2007)


Outlook for 2008: Coaches are very anxious to see what he can become this season after the rapid progress he made in 2007. Arm strength and competitive nature give him ability to pitch in a variety of roles. Expect to see him in rotation if he can "catch up" after spending fall with Tiger football team.

2007 (Sophomore): Made the squad after working out for Coach Schoenrock and staff between the end of football season and the beginning of spring workouts prior to the 2007 season...Proved to be a nice and surprising addition to the Tiger pitching staff...Went 5-2 with a 5.17 ERA and a save...Struck out 33 in 17 appearances...Picked up wins over Missouri (who finished the year ranked 23rd in the nation), No. 6 Clemson, No. 30 Southern Miss, UCF and No. 2 Rice...Has been clocked in the mid-90's...Was a clutch option of the Memphis bullpen, hauling in two wins and a save in his first three outings...Was 3-0 with a 3.42 ERA out of the bullpen...Came on in relief to strikeout two and hold Missouri scoreless in one-and-a-third innings of action to pick up a win in a 5-1 Tiger victory in his first-ever collegiate appearance...Followed that outing by shutting down Eastern Illinois in an inning of work to preserve a one-run Memphis lead and pick up his first collegiate save...Held #6 Clemson off the board in one-and-a-third innings to earn a 6-4 win to improve to 2-0...Fanned seven and held Murray State hitless in a five-inning relief outing (4/11/07)...Earned a win over the 30th ranked Southern Miss Golden Eagles to improve to 3-0 before moving into the weekend rotation as Memphis' Sunday starter...In his first collegiate start, he fanned four and worked five innings to lead Memphis to a 10-9 win over UCF...Took on No. 2 Rice Owls with an NCAA Tournament bid on the line and struck out two, while holding the league's top offense to just one run on three hits in five innings to pick up the biggest win of his career. And one of the biggest wins in Tiger baseball history.

Football at Memphis: Three-year letterwinner on the gridiron for the Tiger football team...2007: Played in all 13 games with two starts (vs. Marshall and Middle Tennessee) at quarterback...Served as the team's deep snapper all season and saw time at fullback...Responsible for seven touchdowns; five passing and two rushing...Third on the team in rushing touchdowns...Caught two receptions for a total of 29 yards with a long of 23...Scored rushing touchdowns in consecutive weeks vs. UAB and SMU...Recorded career highs against Marshall in yardage (346), completions (30), attempts (45) and tied his touchdown passes high (2)...346 passing yards ranks 10th in school history and the 30 completions ranks sixth. 2006: Saw action in two games before suffering a broken leg vs. Chattanooga...Was 2-of-4 for 14 yards for the year...2005: Pressed into service as the Tigers' quarterback after Patrick Byrne was injured during the first series of the Ole Miss contest...Recorded his first collegiate start against Chattanooga...His first career touchdown pass was a 62-yard strike to Maurice Avery...Started the Tulsa contest and completed 8-of-19 pass attempts for 129 yards and one touchdown before suffering a broken right leg and ligament damage in his right ankle late in the fourth quarter...Had surgery on Sept. 28 and missed the remainder of the season...Finished the season having completed 33-of-62 pass attempts for 413 yards and three touchdowns...Saw limited duty in the spring of 2006, but did participate in some limited contact drills and scrimmages...2004: Redshirted during the 2004 season while rehabilitating his knee.

Prep: Lettered in baseball, basketball, football and swimming at Ridgeway High School... Was an All-Metro pick in football and baseball four years at RHS...Selected to play in the Liberty Bowl and Tennessee-Kentucky All-Star Games...Also picked to play in the East/West All-Star Game...Threw for 1,100 yards and 14 touchdowns as a senior...Was tabbed an All-State and All-Region selection in 2003...Had 231 yards rushing on 71 attempts and scored five touchdowns in 2003...Completed 68-of-142 pass attempts for 1,048 yards during the regular season, and added 155 yards passing in the state playoffs...Finished the season with 1,203 yards passing... Named to the 2003 Preseason All-Shelby Metro first team offense...Led Shelby Metro Region 3-A in passing percentage in 2002 with a mark of .500...Completed 70-of-140 pass attempts for 1,165 and 15 touchdowns in 2002...Named to the All-MIAA 3-A team in 2002... Named to the All-Region 8-3A Team in 2001 as a true freshman...Led his RHS team to an 11-1 record...Ranked second in the region in passing...Completed 64-of-157 pass attempts for 1,191 yards and 14 touchdowns, and was rated third in the region in total offense with 1,300 yards and an averaged of 108.3 yards per game...Posted career passing totals of 234-of-534 for 3,998 yards and 34 touchdowns.

Personal: Full name is William Patrick Hudgens...Son of Greg and Emma Hudgens...His uncle, Bill Crumby, played football for the Tigers in 1976-77...Born January 24, 1985 in Memphis, Tenn...Majoring in communications.

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