Congratulations to all of our Tigers graduates.
Preseason Photo Shoot. Photos by Joe Murphy.
Played in 23 games during two-year career for the Tigers ... Transferred to Memphis from East Mississippi Community College ... During career at Memphis posted 23 total tackles with nine solo stops and 14 assists ... Also had one tackle for loss (1 yard).
After missing the season opener with an injury, played in the remaining 11 games senior year for the Tigers ... Saw action primarily on special teams for the Tigers.
Transferred to Memphis from East Mississippi Community College ... Joined the squad during 2011 spring drills ... Played in all 12 games at linebacker and on special teams ... Logged 23 total tackles with nine solo hits and 14 assists ... Registered multiple tackles in five games ... Saw his first action at the FBS level in the season opener vs Mississippi State ... Had two assisted tackles vs the Bulldogs ... Logged a career-high six tackles, including a career-best five assists, vs Arkansas State ... Posted his first collegiate TFL (1 yard) vs the Red Wolves ... Had consecutive games of three total tackles vs Austin Peay (1-2) and SMU (1-2) ... Tied a career high with six total tackles vs East Carolina ... Had a career-best four solo stops vs the Pirates ... Had one solo stop vs Tulane and one assisted tackle vs UCF.
2009-10 (East Mississippi CC)
Played two seasons at East Mississippi Community College ... Finished his two-year juco career with 88 total tackles (46-41) in only 15 games ... Helped anchor a defense that led the Lions to the MJCAA, Mississippi Bowl and North Division championships ... Recorded an impressive 60 tackles in only five contests his sophomore campaign in 2010 ... Had a career performance vs rival Northwest Mississippi in 2010, logging a team-high 21 tackles, one sack and one interception ... Had 27 total tackles in 10 games as a freshman in 2009.
Lettered for coaches Joey D'Angelo and Marcus Wood at Class 6A Gulfport High School ... Received all-region first team honors as a junior outside linebacker for the Admirals in 2007.
Son of Dr. Philip and Carol Bertucci ... Born May 15 in New Orleans, La. ... Both his grandfather, Charles Ferguson (Clemson), and brother, T.J. Mawhinney (Mississippi State), played Division 1 football ... Younger brother, David Bertucci, was a redshirt freshman at Southern Miss in 2012 ... Majored in interdisciplinary studies.