Publication announced Preseason American Athletic Conference Teams Monday
Sunday marks first of 15 spring practices
Game 4 - at No. 10/11 Ole Miss - Sept. 27, 2014 - Vaught-Hemingway Stadium - Oxford, Miss.
The Tigers fall to 2-2 while the Rebels improve to 4-0 as both teams begin conference play next week.
Jakes led defense with seven tackles, three TFL and two QB sacks.
Get ready for your 2014 Memphis Tigers football season with this behind-the-scenes look at the team's winter and summer workouts.
Don't miss the 2014 season opener on August 30 when the Tigers host Austin Peay at 6 PM at the Liberty Bowl!
The University of Memphis football team wrapped-up its final day of two-a-day practices on Wednesday. Head coach Justin Fuente talks about the final two-a-day practice.
The Tigers suited up in full pads for the first time today in preparation for two-a-days starting tomorrow.
Memphis opens up the 2013 season hosting Duke on September 7.
Day two of preseason camp is in the books for the Memphis Tigers football team and it was another scorcher. Watch highlights and interviews from day two right here on the Memphis Tiger Network.
The Memphis football team opened up their preseason camp today. Check out some highlights from the first day and hear from junior DB Bobby McCain and head coach Justin Fuente.
Memphis hit the midway point of the second week of preseason camp, conducting a 100+ play scrimmage on Wed., Aug. 13.
Memphis Football vs Temple at Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium on November 30, 2013. Photos by Joe Murphy
November 9, 2013 at Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium. Photos by Cecil Anderson
Photos by Joe Murphey. Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium - October 19, 2013
Earned consecutive starts at safety to end sophomore season in 2013 ... Became a regular in the starting lineup as a junior in 2014 and has now started 13 times while playing 37 games in a Memphis uniform … Heads into senior season with 93 total tackles including 67 solo hits … Has three tackles for loss and 1.5 quarterback sacks during career … Has also accounted for two pass breakups and two interceptions, forced a fumble and recovered three and blocked two kicks … Also credited with 39 punt return yards during career.
Member of the Tiger 3.0 Club for the 2011 fall semester ... Earned C-USA Commissioner's Honor Roll recognition for 2011-12.
In first season as a fulltime starter, registered 36 tackles including 27 solo stops as a junior in 2014 … Began junior season with a four-tackle effort against in the Tigers 63-0 win against Austin Peay, marking the program’s first shutout since 2000 … Credited with a career-high seven tackles in Memphis’ win over Middle Tennessee including five solo stops … One of seven tackles came on a kickoff return stopping MTSU’s returner for just a 16-yard gain to the 17 … Was also a major contributor to special teams as Memphis ranked 17th nationally in kickoff return defense, allowing opponents to average 18.12 yards per return and fourth in punt return average (2.77 yards per return) … Had five tackles and recovered a fumbled punt return in the Tigers’ game at Ole Miss … Had a second-quarter interception in the Tigers’ SMU game, returning the ball 24 yards to the SMU 36 to set up a Tiger field goal … At Temple had a key fumble recovery on a punt return which set up a late, third-quarter field goal that gave the Tigers a 13-10 lead … Had two tackles in Memphis’ Miami Beach Bowl victory including one on a kickoff return after just a 19-yard return.
Registered 32 total tackles including 2.5 for loss and 1.5 quarterback sacks as a sophomore ... Accounted for two turnovers caused during the year with an interception and forced fumble ... Also broke up two passes ... Began the year with a three-tackle game against Duke ... Equaled a career high with five tackles at Middle Tennessee (four solo stops) ... Had two tackles including a quarterback sack and also credited with a quarterback hurry in win over Arkansas State ... Recorded four tackles in American Athletic Conference debut against UCF ... Had a career-type game against SMU ... Credited with a 93-yard interception return and also blocked a first-half punt against the Mustangs ... Caused a fumble on a fourth-quarter punt return against the Mustangs which was picked up by teammate Ryan Coleman for a 19-yard return for a touchdown ... Played a role in Coleman equaling an NCAA record for fumbles returned for touchdowns (two) ... Also had four tackles in the SMU game ... Following four-tackle effort at Louisville, earned first career start against Temple ... Had three tackles against the Owls ... Also started in season finale at UConn and had two tackles in the game.
2012 (Redshirt Freshman)
Played in all 12 games as a redshirt freshman, registering 25 total tackles ... Team's co-leader in special teams tackles with seven ... On special teams also had two knockdowns and was credited with two exceptional plays ... First career tackle came in the Tigers' season opener against UT Martin ... Had a career-high five total tackles including four solo stops against Middle Tennessee ... In road game at Duke credited with first career tackle for lost yardage ... Also recovered a fumble and had a quarterback hurry against the Blue Devils ... Had three solo tackles in the Tigers' win over Rice ... Recorded four tackles in UCF game ... Blocked a punt against UAB, helping set up a short, Tiger scoring drive as Memphis went up 21-0 in the first quarter at Legion Field ... Also had two solo tackles against the Blazers.
Redshirted first year in the Tiger program.
Stephenson High School
Played for Coach Ron Gartrell at Stephenson High School ... Credited with 96 tackles, 62 of which were solo stops in 2010 ... Also registered four TFL, three sacks and one interception as a senior ... Helped team to a 9-2 record and a state playoff appearance in 2010 ... A member of the Jaguars defense that limited opponents to 14 points-per-game ... Led team to an 11-1 record in 2009 ... Credited with 80 tackles, including 34 solo stops as a junior ... Had three interceptions in 2009 ... Rated a three-star defender by Rivals.com ... Also earned letters in track and wrestling.
Son of Reggie Ball and Marsyleno McCrary-Ball ... Born April 7, 1993 in Atlanta, Ga. ... The brother of former Tiger defender Marcus Ball, who completed his senior season at Memphis in 2010 and signed with the New Orleans Saints in the spring of 2014 after playing in the Canadian Football League. ... Brothers, Reggie and Raeshon, played collegiately at Georgia Tech and Central Michigan, respectively ... Organizational Leadership major.