77  Albert Means
Albert Means

RS Senior

Memphis, TN

High School:
Trezevant HS

Last College:
Univ. of Alabama

Height / Weight:
6-4 / 328

Defensive Tackle


A veteran in the Memphis defensive front ... Lettered in 2003 as a starter at nose tackle but spent the spring of 2004 working as a defensive end ... Received the Glenn Jones 12th Man Award for his play during the 2003 season ... 2003: Received the 2003 Top Tiger Award presented by head coach Tommy West at the annual Highland Hundred Banquet ... Became a starter in 2003 at nose tackle in the UAB game ... Shared playing time in the in the first four games with LaVale Washington but replaced him against UAB ... Had five tackles in the Tigers' win over Arkansas State ... Had three stops in Tennessee Tech and Southern Miss contests ... Logged eight tackles in the UAB game ... Was the Tiger starter at nose tackle against Mississippi State ... Was credited with six tackles in the Mississippi State contest ... Started the Houston game at nose tackle and helped the team to a win over the Cougars ... Logged three tackles against Houston ... Played extremely well in the win over Tulane ... Was credited with the tackle of J.P. Losman on fourth-and-one to stop Tulane's first drive ... Play led to a Memphis score ... Finished the game with four tackles ... Credited with two tackles in the Memphis win over East Carolina ... Logged three tackles and two quarterback hurries in the road win over Louisville ... Credited with two tackles in the season finale against USF ... Played a major role in limiting North Texas' rushing game in the New Orleans Bowl ... Logged four tackles, including three solos, and had one tackle for lost yardage in Memphis' win over the Mean Green ... Finished the 2003 season with 51 total tackles, including 27 solo stops, two tackles for lost yardage, two quarterback sacks, two pass breakups, five quarterback hurries and one forced fumble ... Returned to competition after sitting out the 2002 season to concentrate on his academic progress ... Was redshirted in 2002 and had two seasons remaining with the Tigers ... Transferred to the University of Memphis from Alabama in January of 2001 ... Was a part-time starter at defensive tackle in 2001 ... 2002: Sat out the 2002 season while redshirting ... Spent the fall concentrating on his academic work to regain his eligibility for the 2003 season ... Did not attend practices with the Tiger team in the fall of 2002 ... Spent the spring of 2002 working with the Tiger defensive line and is expected to be a starter this fall ... 2001: Became a starter at defensive tackle, after being given back his eligibility by the NCAA in a highly-publicized case involving the University of Alabama ... Became eligible to play the week of the Mississippi State game ... Had three tackles and a tipped pass in the Mississippi State game ... Recorded four tackles and a pass interception in the UT-Chattanooga contest ... Returned his interception for four yards ... Was credited with three tackles against USF and totaled five stops in the Southern Mississippi win ... Logged five tackles and one tackle for lost yardage (-5) in the road win over Houston ... Had a six total hits in the East Carolina game ... Credited with four tackles against UAB ... Suffered a mild case of pneumonia during the open week in November and saw limited duty against Tennessee ... Despite not being fully recovered, was credited with four tackles against the Volunteers ... Came back against Army and logged a season-high nine tackles in the Tiger win ... Had six tackles and two tackles for lost yardage (-12) in the Cincinnati contest ... Played in all 11 games for the Tigers and finished the season with 51 total tackles, four tackles for lost yardage and one quarterback sack ... Worked as a defensive tackle with Boris Penchion ... Was credited with three tackles in the Blue-Gray Spring game ... 2000: Lettered as a true freshman at Alabama in 2000 ... Played in seven games and started the final four games of the year at defensive tackle ... Was credited with 18 tackles, including two tackles for lost yardage ... Prep: Played his prep football at Trezevant High School in Memphis ... Was tabbed by several publications as the top high school defensive lineman in the nation in 1999 ... Was named to the 1999 Parade All-America Team ... Was named to the 1999 USA Today All-America Team ... Was named to the 1999 Tom Lemming All-America team ... Was named to SuperPrep's All-America Team ... Named to Border Wars first-team All-South Team ... Picked on the 1999 Prep Star Top 100 Dream Team ... Named by Prep Star as one of the top three defensive linemen in the nation in 1999 ... Was named as the number one prep prospect in the Southeast by Prep Star Magazine ... Named the Defensive MVP in the South by Prep Star ... Was named the number two defensive lineman in the nation by Rivals100.com in 1999 ... Was named to the Rivals100.com All-America team ... Was named Tennessee's Mr. Football in 1999 ... Named to the first-team Associated Press and UPI All-State teams ... Registered 120 tackles, including 85 solos, in 1999 ... Had nine quarterback sacks and three pass interceptions, two of which he returned for touchdowns ... Had 110 tackles as a junior with 11 sacks and five interceptions ... Ran a 4.9 40-yard dash at Trezevant High School ... Bench pressed 385, squatted 535 and cleaned 315 in high school ... Is the son of Lisa Means ... Born: 12/20/81.

Tackles	G/S 	UT 	AT 	Tot. 	FR 	Int 	TFL	Sack
2001	11/7	27	24	51	0	1	4-21	1-5
2002			Redshirted Did Not Play
2003	13/9	27	24	51	0	0	2-5	2-10
2004 12/12 16 23 39 0 0 8-25 4-20 Total 36/28 70 71 141 0 1-4 14-51 7-35

MEANS' CAREER HIGHS Most Tackles/Game: 9 vs Army (`01) Most Solo Tackles/Game: 4 vs Army & Cincinnati (`01) & Miss State & Cincinnati (`03) Most Assisted Tackles/Game: 5 vs Army (`01) & UAB (`03) Most Tackles for Loss/Game: 2 vs Cincinnati (`01) Most Quarterback Sacks/Game: 1 vs Mississippi State (`01) Most Pass Interceptions/Game: 1 vs UT-Chattanooga (`01) Most Pass Breakups/Game: 1 vs Miss State & UT-Chattanooga (`01)

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