89  Jim Cande
Jim Cande

Hometown:
Germantown, TN

High School:
Germantown HS

Height / Weight:
6-1 / 184

Position:
Punter/Kicker


Was the Tigers' kicker in 1997 but became the starting punter in the fall of 1998 ... Returns for his senior season after starting six games as the Tigers' punter ... Earned his second letter in 1998 but his first as the team's punter ... Battled with part-time starter Ben Graves in spring drills ...

1998: Made the switch from kicker to punter and became the team's starter for the season opener against Ole Miss ... Punted six times for 266 yards against the Rebels ... Averaged 44.3 yards per punt against Ole Miss and had two punts over 50 yards including a 58 yard effort ... Averaged 39.2 yards per punt in the Mississippi State game and had two punts downed inside the MSU 20 yard line ... Punted seven times for 319 yards and a season best 45.6 yard average in the Southern Mississippi game ... Also had a season long punt of 59 yards in the USM contest ... Finished the year with 30 punts for 1,249 yards and a 41.6 average per punt ... Had six punts over 50 yards in 1998 and four kicks downed inside the opponent's 20 yard line ... His 41.6 yard average ranks as the fourth highest single season total in Memphis football history ... Would have been ranked third in Conference USA in punting average if he had participated in enough games ... Worked as a punter and kicker in the spring ... Averaged 45.6 yards per punt on 14 punts in the spring scrimmages ... Connected on 13-of-20 field goals and two-of-two PATs in the spring ... Was second in scoring with 41 points in the spring of 1998 ...

1997: A former Tiger walk-on who was given a scholarship before the start of the 1997 season ... Became the Tigers' starting kicker in 1997 and responded with six field goals and 18 PATs ... Connected on six-of-nine field goal attempts and 18-of-20 point after touchdowns ... Was the team's second leading scorer behind Bernard Oden ... Registered 36 points on the season ... Was ranked fifth in Conference USA in field goals made ... Had a season long field goal of 42 yards in the East Carolina game ... Booted a 38-yard field goal in the Tigers' win over Arkansas State and had a 35-yard effort against Southern Mississippi ... Played for coach Ken Netherland at Germantown High School ... Is the son of Jim and Patsy Cande ...

1996: Was a member of the Tiger travel squads in 1996 but did not see action in any games ... Worked as the backup for punter Drew Pairamore and kicker Jimmy Keith and Ted Lane ... Spent the season working on his leg strength and accuracy ... Punted four times in the Tigers' first spring scrimmage and averaged 35.0 yards per punt ... Punted three times in the scrimmage in Jackson, Tennessee, and averaged 42.0 yards per punt ... Had a long punt of 43 yards ... Punted three times and averaged 35.3 yards per punt in the Blue-Gray game ... Missed on a 51-yard field goal attempt ...

Prep: Came to Memphis after a prep career at Germantown High School ... Lettered in both football and soccer at GHS ... Helped his 1994 football team to a 14-1 record and a berth in the state championship game ... Was an all-state selection in both football and soccer ... Connected on 60-of-62 extra points as a senior ... Made 51 consecutive as a senior ... Over his career as a kicker made 58 field goals and 71-of-79 extra points ... Born: 6/14/77 ... Played for coach Ken Netherland at Germantown ... Is the son of Jim and Patsy Cande.

CANDE'S STATISTICS

Field GoalsG/SAtt.MadeLGPATsTP
199710/10964218-2036
PuntingG/SNo.YardsAvgIns20LP
19986/630124941.6459

CANDE'S CAREER HIGHS
Most Field Goals Made/Game: 1 six times
Longest Field Goal Made/Game: 42 vs East Carolina ('97)
Most PATs Made/Game: 5 vs Arkansas State ('97)
Most Punts/Game: 9 vs Mississippi State (`98)
Most Yards Punted: 353 vs Mississippi State (`98)
Highest Punting Average/Game: 45.6 vs Southern Miss (`98)
Long Punt: 59 yards vs East Carolina

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