Quotes from Monday's press conference with head football coach Justin Fuente
Memphis Tigers kickoff 2014 season on Saturday
Nine members of Leadership Council and head coach Justin Fuente field questions from media
Phil Steele Publications announced preseason All-American Athletic Conference Team
Two commencement ceremonies scheduled for Saturday.
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 Football vs Austin Peay on Aug. 30, 2014 at Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium. Photos by Joe Murphy
Memphis hit the midway point of the second week of preseason camp, conducting a 100+ play scrimmage on Wed., Aug. 13.
November 9, 2013 at Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium. Photos by Cecil Anderson
Memphis vs Duke at Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium on September 7, 2013
Images from the Tigers' second day of preseason camp.
Has played in 34 games, starting 29 contests over three-year career ... Has worked 1,949 of 2,096 snaps in games in which he has played ... Carried a streak of 1,210 straight snaps played, including all 772 offensive snaps during his sophomore season, into the 2013 campaign ... Played every snap of the Tigers' first two games of his junior year before getting a late-game break in the Tigers' 31-7 win over Arkansas State the third game of the season ... Has played every snap in 27 of 34 games participated ... Over the last two years, has played 95.9 percent of the Tigers' offensive snaps ... Played a career-high 84 snaps against Marshall during his sophomore season and had a season-high 81 snaps last year at Houston.
Member of Tiger 3.0 Club for both 2011 and 2012 as well as the Spring 2014 semester ... Honored with the Glenn Jones 12th Man Award at the 2010 Blue-Gray Game, given by the Highland Hundred to a Tiger that leads through desire, determination and courage.
Member of the Head Coach Justin Fuente's Leadership Council as a junior ... Played in all 12 games, starting 10 games all at right guard ... During the year, played 734 of the team's 799 total snaps ... Member of an offensive line which blocked for a redshirt freshman quarterback who became just the second rookie to pass for over 2,000 yards in a season ... In addition to passing for over 2,000 yards, the offense accounted for over 1,500 rushing yards ... Helped Memphis offense rank fourth in the American Athletic Conference in Red Zone Efficiency, scoring 32 times on 38 chances (84.2 percent) ... Tiger offense totaled more than 500 yards (538) in game at Connecticut ... Played every snap in eight games during the season ... Played all 76 snaps in road game at Middle Tennessee early in the year ... On the field for all 155 plays in the Tigers' first two American Athletic Conference games against UCF and Houston ... Played all 81 snaps, a season high in the Tigers' game at Houston ... Came off the bench to played 40+ snaps in both the Cincinnati and UT Martin games before closing out the year playing every snap in starts against USF, Louisville, Temple and UConn ... Totaled 242 snaps played over the Tigers' last four games.
Started all 12 games as a sophomore and was on the field for all 772 offensive snaps ... Blocked for a unit which raised its total offense in Conference USA games from 243.0 yards per game to 327.1 yards an outing (26 percent increase in yardage from 2011 to 2012) ... In C-USA games, Memphis raised its rushing offense total by 63 percent ... Memphis averaged 318.33 yards of total offense during the 2012 season ... the season total represented a 44-yard improvement from the previous season ... Memphis almost doubled its rushing average from the previous season, averaging 151.75 yards on the ground ... Memphis' 71.43 fourth-down efficiency percentage ranked tied for seventh nationally ... Only five teams converted on fourth down more times than the Tigers (20-of-28) ... Played 70+ plays four times during the season including a season-high 84 plays against Marshall ... new career standard surpassed previous career mark of 73 plays against Marshall the previous season and equaled earlier in the 2012 season against UCF ... Began the 2012 season by playing all 72 snaps against UT Martin.
2011 (Redshirt Freshman)
Played in 10 games and made seven starts on the offensive line as a redshirt freshman ... Worked 443 of 525 snaps in the 10 contests in which he played ... Played 438-consecutive snaps in the final seven games (all starts) of the season ... Has four games of more than 60 snaps played ... Open the season at left tackle against Mississippi State and logged just five plays ... Moved to right tackle against Rice ... His start vs the Owls began a string of seven-straight starts ... Played all 72 snaps vs Rice, starting his stretch of 438-consecutive snaps played ... Registered 59 snaps played in contests vs East Carolina and Tulane ... Logged 46 snaps vs UCF and 62 snaps vs UAB ... Played a career-best 73 snaps vs Marshall ... Finished the year with 67 snaps vs Southern Miss.
Redshirted ... Worked at center a majority of 2011 spring practice.
Southwind High School
Played for Coach Cedric Miller at Southwind High School ... Played at left tackle for the Jaguars ... An All-District 15-AAA first team offensive tackle ... Served as team captain for three seasons ... Honored as the Most Valuable Lineman his senior campaign ... The Jaguars offensive line was instrumental in the passing offense ranking among the area's top-15 with an average of 140 yards-per-game ... Blocked for running back Daveonn Porter, who rushed for 200-plus yards in back-to-back games and logged 546 yards in six games before he was injured ... Also played center for the Southwind High School basketball team ... Previously played at Germantown High before transferring to Southwind.
Son of Louis and Tinica Mitchell ... Born March 5, 1992 in Memphis, Tenn. ... Enrolled in graduate school after receiving his Bachelor's of Professional Studies degree in Correctional Administration.