13  Tyler Bass
Tyler Bass

RS Senior

Atlanta, GA

High School:
Stockbridge HS

Height / Weight:
6-3 / 220





Played in four of 12 games at quarterback, making three starts as the Tiger signal caller...Averaged 213.2 yards of total offense per game (45.0 rushing, 168.3 passing)...Had shoulder surgery on Oct. 20 and missed the remainder of the season...Ranked first on the team in passing efficiency (149.79)...Finished second on the team in passing yards (673), passing touchdowns (6) and average yards per carry (4.3)...Third on the team in rushing yards (180) and total offense (853) and fourth in carries (42)...His 85-yard touchdown pass against UT Martin ranked tied for the 17th highest passing play in 2009 in the NCAA FBS and his 80-yard TD pass against Marshall tied for 28th...Did not play in the season opener against Ole Miss...Made his first appearance in 2009 at MTSU, returning after suffering a knee injury against Southern Miss in 2008...Captained the final two drives of the game and led Memphis to an eight-play, 48-yard touchdown drive with 1:47 left in the game...Completed 4-of-4 pass attempts for 33 yards with a game long completion of 18 yards to Lance Smith...Also rushed for 17 yards on five carries...Made his first collegiate start against UT Martin...Had the best first career start of any Tiger quarterback over the last 20 years as far as yardage (293), touchdown passes (4) and completion percentage (78.6)...Led the team with a career high 80 yards rushing on 16 attempts with a touchdown...Threw an 85-yard touchdown pass to Duke Calhoun in the second quarter, which is the fourth longest passing play in school history and the longest since Danny Wimprine was credited with a 92-yard completion to Tavarious Davis against Ole Miss in 2003...Finished 13-of-16 for 204 yards and two touchdowns in the first half, which is the most in a half for a Tiger QB since Arkelon Hall had 216 yards in the second half against Marshall in 2008...Passed for 161 yards in the second quarter and had two passing TDs and one rushing TD...First touchdown of the game came on a 19-yard pass to Carlos Singleton in the second quarter to cap an 81-yard drive...Had 74 of the 81 yards on the drive (51 passing on 5-of-6 attempts; 23 rushing on three carries)...Also threw a 21-yard touchdown to Singleton in the third quarter...Fourth TD in the game came on an eight-yard pass to Steven Joachim in the third quarter...The four TDs ranks tied for second with five other individuals for most TD passes in a single game...His five TDs responsible for (4 pass, 1 rush) tied the school record set by Danny Wimprine (3 times; last in 2004) and James Earl Wright...Ran for a seven-yard touchdown in the second quarter for his second career rushing TD...His 373 yards of total offense ranks ninth in Memphis history...Threw an 80-yard touchdown pass to Duke Calhoun, marking the second-straight game the pair teamed up for a touchdown reception of 80 yards or more...The passing play ranked in a tie for 13th all-time in school history and marked only the third time the Tigers have had two 80 yard or more passing plays in one season (the other two being 1998 and 2003)...Led the team for the second-straight week in rushing with 64 yards on 14 attempts and passed for 232 yards (17-for-34) with a touchdown and two interceptions...Had three passes for 31 yards or more...Completed 10-of-15 pass attempts for 115 yards against UCF with an interception and a touchdown...Also had 19 yards rushing on seven attempts with a career-long run of 16 yards...Threw a 61-yard touchdown pass to Duke Calhoun in the second quarter, marking the third-straight game the duo combined for a touchdown passing play of 60 yards or more.


Enrolled in the summer session of classes in July after asking for and being granted a release by Maryland, which he signed with in Feb. `08...Joined the Tigers for the start of fall camp on August 8...Saw game action as a true freshman due to injuries at quarterback...Played in two games before suffering a season-ending knee injury...Made his collegiate debut in the fourth quarter of the road game at East Carolina after injuries to quarterbacks Arkelon Hall and Will Hudgens...Registered three pass attempts with one completion for a loss of six yards...Ran the ball four times for 28 yards with a long of 15...Accounted for two touchdowns (1 pass, 1 rush) against Southern Miss...Completed nine of 10 passes for 107 yards and a touchdown...Rushed for 51 yards on 10 attempts and a touchdown...Threw a three-yard pass to Carlos Singleton to end the second quarter for his first career passing touchdown...Began a 54-yard hook-and-ladder play in the first quarter that began with a pass to Earnest Williams for a loss of four yards and ended with a pitch back to Curtis Steele for a 59-yard gain...Scored his first career rushing touchdown on an 11-yard run on the next play...Five of his 10 rushes were for a first down or a touchdown and three were 10 yard runs or longer...Six of his nine completions were for a first down or a touchdown...Suffered a knee injury late in the third quarter after a six-yard rush for a first down...Had surgery in November `08 to repair a torn ACL and was limited during the spring session...Is expected to return to the field in the fall.

Academic Highlights:

Was a member of the Tiger 3.0 Club for the fall 2008 and spring 2009 semesters...Named to the C-USA Commissioner's Honor Roll for 2008-09.


A dual-threat quarterback for coach Steve Collins at Stockbridge High School...Ranked No. 73 nationally among quarterbacks by Scout.com...Tabbed No. 57 nationally among athletes by Scouts, Inc....A two-year starter at quarterback...Completed 99 of 181 passes for 1,203 yards and 12 touchdowns with only three interceptions his senior season...Also rushed for 606 yards and 11 touchdowns on 81 carries...Threw for 1,200 yards and 16 touchdowns in 2006 when he led an offense which averaged 30 points per game.


Tyler Bass is the son of Harold and Debbie Bass...Born Dec. 20, 1989, in Honolulu, Hawaii.

Bass' Career Passing Statistics
2008 2/0 13 10 101 1 1 14
2009 4/3 81 53 673 4 6 85
TOTAL 6/3 94 63 774 5 7 85

Bass' Career Rushing Statistics
2008 2/0 14 79 5.6 1 15
2009 4/3 42 180 4.3 1 16
TOTAL 6/3 56 259 4.6 2 16

Bass' Career Highs
Pass Attempts 34 (vs. Marshall 2009)
Completions 22 (vs. UT Martin 2009)
Long Completion 85 (vs. UT Martin 2009)
Interceptions 2 (vs. Marshall 2009)
Touchdown Passes 4 (vs. UT Martin 2009)
Rushing Yards 80 (vs. UT Martin 2009)
Rushing Attempts 16 (vs. UT Martin 2009)
Long Run 16 (at UCF 2009)
Rushing Touchdowns 1 (2 games, last vs. UT Martin 2009)

Bass' Game-By Game
Passing Opponent ATT CMP YDS INT TD LG
10/18/08 East Carolina 3 1 (-6) 1 0 0
10/25/08 Southern Miss 10 9 107 0 1 14
9/12/09 MTSU 4 4 33 0 0 18
9/19/09* UT Martin 28 22 293 1 4 85
9/26/09* Marshall 34 17 232 2 1 80
10/3/09* UCF 15 10 115 1 1 61

Bass' Game-By Game
Rushing Opponent NO YDS AVG TDS LG
10/18/08 East Carolina 4 28 7.0 0 15
10/25/08 Southern Miss 10 51 5.1 1 11
9/12/09 MTSU 5 17 3.4 0 10
9/19/09* UT Martin 16 80 5.0 1 11
9/26/09* Marshall 14 64 4.6 0 14
10/3/09* UCF 7 19 2.7 0 16

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