5  Idrees Bashir
Idrees Bashir

Decatur, GA

High School:
Dunwoody HS

Height / Weight:
6-3 / 200




Memphis Postgame Notes vs SMU

Game 6 - vs SMU - October 19, 2013 - Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium - Memphis, Tenn.

Moved from strong safety to free safety in the spring of 2000 ... Will be the starter at free safety this season ... Had two pass interceptions in the first spring scrimmage ...

1999: Was the Tigers' starter at strong safety in 1999 ... Started all 11 games and finished the season as the team's third leading tackler ... Was credited with 71 tackles which included 35 solo hits ... Also credited with one pass interception, five pass breakups and two fumble recoveries ... Opened the 1999 season with five tackles and a fumble recovery in the Ole Miss game ... Tallied 11 tackles the following week against Mississippi State ... Had four hits and a fumble recovery in Memphis' near upset of Tennessee ... Returned his fumble against the Vols for 44 yards to set up a Memphis field goal ... Logged 12 tackles in the Missouri game which is a career high ... Had eight tackles including one for lost yardage in the win over Army ... Had five tackles and a pass interception in the win over Cincinnati in the season finale ... Worked in spring practice as a rover (strong safety) and will enter the fall as the starter at that position ... Was a starter last season despite sustaining a broken arm in the Cincinnati game ... Has shown good speed and quickness ... Has the size to go up against bigger receivers and backs ...

1998: Was voted to the Conference USA All-Freshman Team in 1998 ... Became a starter at free safety and played in nine games as a redshirted freshman ... Missed two games with a broken arm he sustained in the Cincinnati game ... Logged double-digit tackles in his first collegiate game ... Had ten stops in the Ole Miss game, including six solo tackles ... Registered nine tackles in win over Cincinnati despite breaking his arm during the game ... Was credited with seven tackles in the Southern Mississippi contest ... Finished the season with 51 total tackles including 28 solo hits ... Had one fumble recovery which came in the Cincinnati game ... Was the team's sixth leading tackler as a freshman ..

1997: Was redshirted during the 1997 season ... Spent the fall of 1997 working with the defensive scout team against the number one offense ... Worked at CAT safety in the fall with Don Haselwood and Kosha Irby ...

Prep: Played both wide receiver and defensive back for Dunwoody High School as a senior ... Was listed in the Forrest Davis Recruiting Magazine as a Best of the Rest from the state of Georgia ... Was rated as a three by Forrest Davis Magazine ... Was credited with 63 solo tackles during the 1996 season, as well as 28 assisted tackles ... Also registered seven pass interceptions, one blocked kick, five fumble recoveries, eight pass breakups and three caused fumbles from his defensive back position ... Returned one pass interception for 85 yards and also had a 50-yard interception return ... Had 11 touchdown receptions as a wide receiver in 1996 ... Helped team to a nine-win season ... Career totals for defense were 125 tackles, eight pass interceptions, two fumble recoveries and seven touchdown saving tackles ... Also lettered in track for four years at Dunwoody High ... Qualified for the state finals in the 300-meter intermediate hurdles and placed third ... Ran a 38.3 300-meter hurdles ... Played for coach Kenny Reese ... Born: 12/7/78 ... Is the son of Faye Bashir.



Most Tackles/Game: 12 vs Missouri (`99)
Most Solo Tackles/Game: 7 vs Miss State (`99)
Most Assisted Tackles/Game: 8 vs Miss State (`99)
Most Fumble Recoveries/Game: 1 vs Cincinnati (`98) & Tennessee (`99)
Most Fumble Return Yards/Game: 44 vs Tennessee (`99) *
Most Interceptions/Game: 1 vs Cincinnati (`99)
Most Interception Return Yards: 17 vs Cincinnati (`99)

* Bashir's 44 yard fumble return against Tennessee ranks as the third longest in Memphis football history

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