Tigers recognized for GPA of 3.0 or higher during 2013-14 season.
Nine members of Leadership Council and head coach Justin Fuente field questions from media
Tigers begin preseason camp in 10 days
Phil Steele Publications announced preseason All-American Athletic Conference Team
Blue defeated the Gray 42-21
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 hit the midway point of the second week of preseason camp, conducting a 100+ play scrimmage on Wed., Aug. 13.
Memphis Football vs Temple at Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium on November 30, 2013. Photos by Joe Murphy
Memphis Football vs Cincinnati at Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium on Wednesday, October 30, 2013. Photos by Joe Murphy.
Photos by Joe Murphey. Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium - October 19, 2013
Has started every game over the last two seasons (24) and participated in all 36 games the Tigers have played during his career ... Heads into his senior year with 186 career tackles (82 solo hits) ... Has also posted 5.5 tackles for loss, has a quarterback sack and broken up three passes ... A member of head coach Justin Fuente's Leadership Council since his sophomore season.
Earned Dean's List distinction for the Fall 2011 and Spring 2012 semesters as well as the last three semesters - Spring 2013, Fall 2013 and Spring 2014 ... Named to the Tiger Academic 30 for the Spring 2012 semester ... Honor given to the top-30 GPA among all Memphis student-athletes ... Recorded a perfect 4.0 grade point average for the Spring 2012 semester ... Earned Dean's List distinction for the 2011 fall and 2012 spring semesters ... Named to the Tiger 3.0 list six semesters - Fall 2011, Spring 2012, Fall 2012, Spring 2013, Fall 2013 and Spring 2014 ... Named to the inaugural American Athletic Conference All-Academic Football Team following the 2013 season ... Earned C-USA Commissioner's Honor Roll accolades for 2011-12 and 2012-13 academic years.
For the second straight year led the Tigers in tackles, finishing with 74 total stops ... Tackle total included 44 solo hits and four tackles for lost yardage ... Also credited with three pass breakups and two quarterback sacks over the course of his junior year ... Began the 2013 season with an eight-tackle game against Duke ... Had a pass breakup in addition to four tackles at Middle Tennessee ... Registered six tackles in a 31-7 win over Arkansas State ... In American Athletic Conference opener against UCF had four tackles and a quarterback hurry ... Posted a season high 10 tackles against Cincinnati ... UC game marked his fourth, career double-double game ... Among seven tackles in a win over UT Martin were two for lost yardage and also had a pass breakup against the Skyhawks ... Near the season's end, had nine tackles in games against both Louisville and Temple ... Had a season high seven solo stops at Louisville.
Led Memphis in tackles with 79 total stops during sophomore season (18 solo stops and 61 assists) ... Among his 79 total tackles were 1.5 tackles for loss (-5 yards) and a quarterback sack ... Started all 12 games at linebacker for the Tigers ... Registered multiple-tackle games three of the first four weeks of the season ... Had 12 tackles including an assisted tackle for loss in the opener against UT Martin ... Set a career high the following week with 13 tackles on the road at Arkansas State ... Following an eight-tackle game at Middle Tennessee, finished with 11 tackles at Duke ... With the Tigers leading Rice 14-10 in the fourth quarter had a key, third-down tackle near midfield to force the Owls to punt near midfield ... The tackle, one of his four in the game, halted the Owls' best offensive drive of the second half ... Helped Memphis start a three-game winning streak to end the season with an eight-tackle game in a victory over Tulane ... In addition to four tackles in the "Battle for the Bones" win over UAB, returned a blocked extra point try for a defensive two-point conversion ... Among his five tackles in the Tigers' win over Southern Miss was a quarterback sack.
Played in all 12 contests ... Posted 33 total tackles (20-13) and one blocked kick ... Team's leading freshman tackler and squad's overall ninth-leading tackler with his 33 stops ... One of three Tigers to register a blocked kick ... Had five games with four or more total tackles ... Had four total tackles in his collegiate debut vs Mississippi State ... Followed that game with a season-best five assisted tackles vs Arkansas State ... Registered four total stops (2-2) vs SMU ... Posted a season-high six solo hits vs Rice ... Recorded his first collegiate blocked kick vs Marshall ... The blocked kick was a punt block vs the Thundering Herd ... Had four total tackles (3-1) in the season finale vs Southern Miss.
Whitehaven High School
Lettered four seasons for Coach Rodney Saulsberry at Whitehaven High School ... Touted as the 25th-ranked prospect in the state, according to Rivals.com ... The Tigers' second-leading tackler with 34 stops, including 22 solo hits, in 2010 ... Posted a season-high eight tackles against White Station ... Credited with four sacks as a senior ... Tallied a 20-yard interception return vs Christian Brothers and multiple fumble recoveries against both Christian Brothers and Central ... Named to the 16-AAA All-District team ... Helped the Tigers to a 12-2 record and an appearance in the state semifinals ... Member of the Whitehaven defense limited opponents to 7.8 points per game, including five shutouts, in 2010 ... Participated in the AutoZone Liberty Bowl All-Star Game ... Played in the National Underclassmen Combine All-World Gridiron Classic in Charleston, S.C. ... Registered 68 tackles and three interceptions, including one returned for a TD, in 2009 ... Also recorded two forced fumbles, one fumble recovery, one blocked punt and one blocked field goal ... Registered a season-high 12 tackles against Sheffield ... Logged five or more tackles in eight games in 2009 ... Also lettered three seasons for the Tigers basketball team ... Rated as a three-star outside linebacker by Rivals.com.
Son of Charles and Rita Harris ... Born Nov. 30, 1992, in Memphis, Tenn. ... Majoring in sports management.