16 former players go through drills for NFL scouts
Departed senior lineman to showcase talent in Jan. 17th game
Tiger players visit local children's hospital
Memphis goes through first local practice for Miami Beach Bowl
Memphis has six players named to league's first-team
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 UConn at the Liberty Bowl on November 29, 2014. Photos by Joe Murphy
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
Played in 47 games, starting 42 contests including the final 29 games of his collegiate career … Worked 2,912 of the 3,108 plays in the games in which he played over four-year career (93.7 percent) … Played every snap of 37 games during 47-contest career including 10 games senior season … Played a career-high 97 plays against BYU in the Miami Beach Bowl to cap the 2014 season … Played in the 2015 NFLPA Collegiate Bowl and was invited to attend the NFL Combine … Member of Head Coach Justin Fuente’s Leadership Council as both a junior and senior.
Named to the American Athletic Conference’s All-Conference First Team by the league’s coaches in 2014 … Member of the Tiger 3.0 Club in both 2011 and 2012 as well as the Spring 2014 semester … Was 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.
2014 (Senior Season)
Helped lead Memphis to its first conference title since 1971 and just the program’s second, 10-win season … The 2014 season marked Memphis’ first, 10-win season since 1938 … Memphis closed out the year with a seven-game winning streak … Started all 13 games in 2014 at right tackle for the Tigers … Played 963 of 1,012 offensive snaps during senior campaign (95 percent) … Played every snap in 10 games during senior season including all 97 snaps of the Tigers’ 55-48 double-overtime victory over BYU at the Miami Beach Bowl … Blocked for a Memphis offense which accounted for 5,552 total yards of offense (427.1 yards per game) … Memphis’ offense accounted for 5,000+ yards for the first time since 2008 and had the most total yards and best per game average since 2007 … The Tigers averaged 190.5 yards rushing (2,476 yards) and 236.6 yards passing (3,076 passing yards) during the season … Member of offensive unit which made a 61-position improvement in total offense from 2013 … Memphis produced 300+ yards of offense in every win including 400+ yards seven times and 500+ yards three times … Memphis’ offense accounted for 54 touchdowns, part of a school-record 58-touchdown season … Blocked for a team which shattered the school, season scoring record with 471 points which broke the old mark of 430 points (2004) … Blocked for an offense which ranked third nationally in the Red Zone, converting on 93 percent of its trips inside opponents’ 20-yard line (56-of-60) … Began senior season playing just 62 of 82 plays in a 63-0 shutout against Austin Peay … Would play every snap in the next five games including 94 plays in a 41-14 American Athletic Conference-opening victory over Cincinnati … Memphis had 610 yards of total offense in the victory over Cincinnati (299 rushing, 311 passing), third most in school history … Over the final six games of the season, part of a seven-game winning streak to end the season, played all but three snaps (played 82 of 85 snaps in American championship-clinching victory over UConn) … In 40-20 win over Tulsa during the stretch played all 72 snaps and blocked for running back Brandon Hayes who rushed for 199 yards and three touchdowns in the win … Closed out the regular season by blocking for quarterback Paxton Lynch who completed 22-of-41 passes for 194 yards and four touchdowns … Both Hayes’ performance against Tulsa and Lynch’s performance against UConn led to American Athletic Conference Player of the Week honors … Played all 97 plays against BYU in the Miami Beach Bowl, including seven plays over the course of two overtime periods in the victory … Memphis had 480 yards of total offense including 306 passing yards.
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 and Albettha Bond ... Born March 5, 1992 in Memphis, Tenn. … After receiving his bachelor's of Professional Studies degree in Correctional Administration, began work toward pursing a second degree in Criminal Justice.